Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse displays her sporting prowess as she leads a celebrity team to victory in Sport Relief's All-Star Netball
Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse proved she had some amazing moves both in and out of the ballroom on Saturday as she led her team to victory in Sport Relief's All-Star Netball.
The dancer, 28, was quick to move as she captained a team including DJ Vick Hope and Big Brother star Adele Roberts to a sensational win at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Oti went head-to-head with a team captained by acting legend Jennifer Saunders in the match which also aimed to raise funds for Sport Relief.
Sensational: Strictly Come Dancing pro Oti Mabuse proved she had some amazing moves on and off the dancefloor as she captained her team to victory in Sport Relief's All-Star Netball
Donning a red netball kit, Oti was quick on her feet as she took part in the charity match with the red team.
The Greatest Dancer judge looked sensational in her kit as she joined stars for the one-off match in the midst of the Netball World Cup in the city.
After a tense game Oti's team came out on top and delightedly lifted the trophy, with the entire display aired on BBC2 for sports fans.
At odds: A slew of stars delivered a sensational performance in the nail-biting match at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool
Elated: The red team couldn't hide their delight as they delivered an amazing performance
YES! Captain Oti was quick to lead her team in lifting the trophy after delighted the crowd with the charity match
She did it! Jennifer proved she could still move with her younger rivals, as she scored an amazing goal with an under-arm throw
Even Jennifer proved she could still move with her younger rivals, and scored a sensational goal with an under-arm throw to the delight of the watching crowd.
Looking ready to battle it out, the celebrities and professional netball players slipped into red and blue sports kits for the game - made up of skorts and T-shirts printed with their player position.
Not only were viewers treated to seeing the teams take on one another, but also the ups and downs leading up to the match during gruelling training sessions.
The TV special also showcased how the money raised was used to help people - all presented by Clare Balding, 48.
Focused: The red team couldn't hide their delight after finally being crowned the champions
Teamwork: Oti was captain for the red team going head-to-head with Jennifer's blue team
Riding high: The charity match aimed to raise funds for Sport Relief and help boost the profile of netball in the midst of the World Cup also taking place in Liverpool
According to Radio Times, speaking prior to the game, Jennifer said: 'I never thought I’d be leading a team out on to a netball court but I’m definitely up for the challenge.'
She added: 'This might be my only chance to hold up a sporting trophy and I’m not letting this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity slip away from me, so when I pull on that netball bib I’ll be taking my role as team captain very seriously.'
Oti shared: 'I’ll be pushing the team and I’m going to do a massive pep talk about self-belief and encouragement – my plan is to make the team believe they are the best netball players in the country.'
Commiserations: The blue team also displayed their best netball moves after weeks of gruelling training for the match
We're here! Jennifer led the team onto the court with a glorious fanfare as they prepared to battle the red team
This way! It proved to be a nail-biting display as the team battled it out in the match for a delighted crowd
Nailing it: Jennifer proved she could still move as quickly as the other stars as she took to the court
In March, Jennifer showed her support for the charity by taking part in a comedy spoof that was shown on Comic Relief night.
The two-part Mamma Mia! sequel spoof segment left viewers in hysterics as Jennifer morphed into Cher and Meryl Streep's characters in the funny sketch.
The Absolutely Fabulous star hilariously recreated the stand-out moment from the second movie where Cher takes to the stage to belt out the lyrics of Fernando.
Twitter was flooded with praise for the actress as viewers remarked she 'nailed' two very different parts when she took on both Cher and Meryl's roles for the comic clip.
'Crying with laughter at Jennifer Saunders' interpretation of Meryl Streep on Comic Relief :D,' one fan wrote, leading the troops on social media.
Elated: The red team couldn't hide their joy as they lifted the trophy with elation after a dramatic finish
Kitted out: The celebrities and professional netball players slipped into red and blue sports kits for the game - made up of skorts and T-shirts printed with their player position (Oti and Montana pictured)
As Jennifer took on the role of Meryl's character Donna, she joked that she wasn't in the second movie at all despite being the first film's protagonist. 'Am I in this at all?' She said as Meryl.
Other highlights included hilariously shaming Pierce Brosnan's questionable singing in the movie as the show said his character was the 'one who couldn't sing'.
The spoof also made fun of the fact the story is set in Greece but the filmmakers decided to film in Croatia instead
Team Oti: (L-R) Jodie Gibson, Sumer Artman, Jade Jones, Irene van Dyk, Eleanor Cardwell, Vick Hope, Jade Thirlby, Sasha Corbin, Kath Merry, Adele Roberts, Sue Smith, Oti Mabuse and Kadeen Corbin looked in high-spirits before starting the game
Team Jennifer: (L-R)Sara Bayman, Denise Lewis, Ama Agbeze, Luisa Omielan, Mary Waya, Ellie Taylor, Lindsey Russell, George Fisher, Sally Phillips, Jennifer Saunders, Sarah Hadland, Montana Brown and Tamsin Greenway pose before hitting the court