STRICTLY Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion Oti Mabuse had announced her first ever UK tour will take place next year.

Starting on 16 April, the tour covers all corners of the UK, including Southampton's Mayflower Theatre.

I Am Here — a direct translation of Oti’s name in the language Setswana, spoken in South Africa — is a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations she has been witness to from her roots in South Africa to following her dream on a global scale.

The shows will feature upbeat jives, pumping sambas and South African traditional dance. Oti will be joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians, for what is promised to be a night of electrifying choreography.

Oti said: “It’s like a dream come true to be announcing my first ever tour. Performing on stage is something I feel so passionately about, and I can’t wait to get out on the road and share my story with you all.”

An eight-time South African Latin American Champion, Oti is regarded as one of the most successful South African dancers in the world, regularly choreographing critically acclaimed musicals.

As well the successful Home Festival Oti has been busy curating with fellow Strictly pro Karen Hauer over the last couple of months, the dancer was also recently announced as the new presenter for hit CBeebies show Boogie Beebies.

Tickets for Oti Mabuse's I Am Here, which will take place at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on Sunday 9 May next year, are on sale online at the theatre website here.