Initially, Oti felt confused when she was approached to star in The Masked Dancer, as she thought they wanted her to be a contestant on the show rather than a judge.
The Strictly Come Dancing professional has joined the panel of the new show alongside Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, and Mo Gilligan.
She said: “I was under the impression that I was doing it as a contestant.
“I was just yacking away to them about how I would spice it up and they were like, ‘Well, let’s just have another chat and then we can talk about the jury.’
“I was like, ‘What?'”