Greatest Dancer's Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of "stealing acts"

Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC
Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC

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Judging The Greatest Dancer has proven to be agonising enough for Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse, but Cheryl reckons there's one expert who's making things especially difficult as the series wraps up its audition stage.

Chatting to The Sun about the Beeb's latest dance competition, Cheryl revealed that Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti is a bit of a contestant thief.

Opening up about the decision process viewers saw last weekend, Cheryl joked: "[Oti] was the one stealing acts off of the table and hiding them from us!"

Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC
Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC

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Don't worry, though – there's no animosity between them (honest). "The thing is, she is so cute she gets away with it," Cheryl added.

"I love Oti, but she is way more competitive than me."

Ever since The Greatest Dancer first aired, rumours of a feud between Cheryl and Oti have gone into overdrive, something both stars have consistently denied.

Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC
Photo credit: Syco/Thames/Tom Dymond - BBC

Setting the record straight once again, Oti recently insisted that she and Cheryl "get on so well" and have done since "day one". So, that's that.

"We literally got on from day one, laughing and dancing together," she explained. "And we have a laugh with our inside jokes, our winking and facial expressions."

The Greatest Dancer continues on Saturday (February 2) on BBC One.

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