Strictly’s Oti Mabuse cradles bump at Pride Of Britain amid ‘painful’ pregnancy complication

Oti Mabuse looked glowing as she cradled her growing bump on the red carpet for Sunday night's Pride of Britain Awards.

The Strictly star, 33, dressed up for the high profile event in a sleek black dress with a bejewelled bust and stripes over her right shoulder.

The dancer completed her look with her hair in a high ponytail and hanging down over her left shoulder, as well as some hooped earrings.

Oti's dress is by Isabell Kristensen Couture, while her hair was styled by Edmund Bossman, and pairing the look with stunning black heels by Jimmy Choo and a bag by Tyler Ellis.

Her appearance at the shows comes as she opened up about struggling with pregnancy pain, which she has said is "very frustrating".

Taking to Instagram earlier this week, Oti shared a video of herself working out while opening up about her struggles with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPF), which is also known as pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP).

According to the NHS, this is “a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.”

In her video, the 33 year old could be seen working out in red leggings and a long-sleeve leopard print shirt.

She wrote in the caption about how her symptoms have impacted her ability to do physical activity. She said: "I completely fell off the bandwagon with my fitness and I immediately could feel it when I went back.

"My core strength was not what it was, my balance was off and my ability to hold certain positions was gone. The pain started really slow but at night while sleeping would intensify (I’m not wearing a belt yet but as weeks go on I definitely will). Aside from physiotherapy exercises, I still try to continue to stay active in any way that is not painful.”

But despite her pain, the Strictly star is remaining positive and says she is "taking it slow and breathing through everything".

She continued: "My level of activity depends on how severe my SPD is that day. It can be very frustrating if you used to exercise regularly and have to stop. Walking, sitting, driving all become a bit painful.

"But we push on and grand ourselves some GRACE! Taking it slow and breathing through everything – Change is good, it might be difficult but it’s all for a good reason. I know I’m not alone dealing SPD – how are you dealing or dealt with it?"

Oti announced her pregnancy in late August, and will be her first child with her husband Marius Lepure.

Talking to exclusively to OK! , Oti said that she and 41 year old Marius’ “yes year” was “getting better and better.”

“Our ‘yes’ year is getting better and better and so is our little family,” she said. “It is the best news we could have ever asked for. We love our little bundle of joy so much already.

“It’s been a beautiful journey so far with close friends and family and nearly over, but we have learnt a lot along the way… Christmas is about to get even louder.”

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