Oti Mabuse denies Cheryl spat rumours – and says they were even texting until midnight

Oti Mabuse has quashed rumours she and her The Greatest Dancer co-captain Cheryl are in the midst of a spat.

Instead, the Strictly Come Dancing pro said she and Cheryl are "really good friends," and were even texting until the early hours of the morning.

The pair had a heated discussion on Saturday’s show, where Cheryl demanded to choose certain dancers to be in her team, actively stopping Oti from getting a chance to mentor them.

But Oti has told ITV’s Lorraine Kelly that the pair got on "from the first sentence" and are close mates.

Oti Mabuse denies Cheryl spat rumours - and says they were even texting until midnight

Oti spoke to Lorraine Kelly
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Oti Mabuse denies Cheryl spat rumours - and says they were even texting until midnight

She talked about her and Cheryl’s relationship
(Image: ITV)

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She told Lorraine: "When we met I was a little bit nervous because I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me.

"All I said to myself was, ‘If I respect her, she’ll respect me, and from the first sentence we just mixed and gelled like Bluetooth.

"Last night we were texting until midnight and it’s nice to get to know her funny side, her humorous side, she’s always looking at my bum and I’m always looking at her abs.

"And we talk about shoes and family and life – so we’re really, really good friends."

But Lorraine suggested there may have been a competitve edge between the two women, especially now the coaches, also including Matthew Morrison from Glee fame, have now chosen their teams to compete in the live shows from this weekend.

Oti Mabuse denies Cheryl spat rumours - and says they were even texting until midnight

Oti insisted the pair are good friends
(Image: ITV)

Oti Mabuse denies Cheryl spat rumours - and says they were even texting until midnight

The pair performing on the show
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Oti chose The Globe Girls, a drag dance act; KLA, a group of Latin and ballroom performers aged between eight and 11; and Ellie, a contemporary dancer whose incredible athleticism wowed the judges.

Meanwhile, Cheryl will coach the Dane Bates Collective, boy group Frobacks and contemporary pair Harry and Eleiyah, while Matthew has Company Jinks, Prospects Fraternity and pair James and Oliver to coach, the latter of whom left him in tears in his audition.

The Greatest Dancer airs on BBC1 on Saturday at 7.30pm, and Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.

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