Strictly pro Oti Mabuse was incredibly emotional as she finally reunited with her mum for the first time in three years.
The dancer, 31, managed to surprise her parents by heading home to South Africa for Christmas.
Filming herself in Heathrow Airport, Oti was eager to board her flight as she said: “I’m on my way home. I haven’t been home in four years. I haven’t seen my mum in four years, haven’t seen my dad in four. She doesn’t know I’m coming home.”
In the next clips, Oti was seen loading her luggage and then getting on the plane, giving the camera a thumbs up.
She then was filmed driving down a motorway and walking up to a door before heading inside.
Creeping around the property, Oti then gave her relatives big hugs as they all looked delighted to see one another.
At the end of the video, it read: “Family is EVERYTHING.”
Oti captioned the video: “FINALLY AFTER YEARS I WAS ABLE TO GO HOME TO SOUTH AFRICA.
“Decided to surprise my family and not tell them I’m coming home just to see their expressions, mom was speechless (touched me all to see if I was real, dad couldn’t stop smiling and my god mother cried her eyes off)
“To say I was emotional is an absolute understatement I have been waiting 3-4 years to hold my moms, dad, sister, nieces and nephews in my arms and just spend time with them NOT through a screen.
“I rarely share family events but this felt really special to me and I know so many others are in my position and were buzzing when RSA was taken off of the red list.
“Covid has really taught me how much family is above all and should never be taken for granted Please excuse the coming photo dumps that will be flying your way.”
It comes after it was revealed that the pro dancer is making the leap from Strictly to Dancing On Ice as she joins the show as a judge.
She is taking over from 54-year-old John Barrowman when the series begins next month – ending days of speculation about her big move.
John left the series under a cloud of shame earlier this year amid reports of misconduct on the set of productions he worked on across the years where he exposed himself to cast and crew.