Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of ‘stealing acts and getting away with it’ on The Greatest Dancer

With The Greatest Dancer heading towards its first live show on the BBC, Cheryl has spoken out about the rivalry between the dance captains, with Oti Mabuse firmly in her firing line.

Despite saying that she "loves" her rival coach, Cheryl has taken a pop at the Strictly favourite and accused her of "stealing acts", though she has admitted that the rivalry is friendly.

There has been an underlying rumour that Cheryl and Oti have not seen eye-to-eye during filming the early stages of the BBC talent show and with it entering the live stages of the competition, Cheryl has said that she found Oti, "way too competitive."

Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of 'stealing acts and getting away with it' on The Greatest Dancer

Oti Mabuse has been accused of being ‘too competitive’
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Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of 'stealing acts and getting away with it' on The Greatest Dancer

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Speaking to The Sun , Cheryl said that she ‘loves Oti’ but "she is way more competitive than me."

With decisions on which acts would be mentored by which coach, Cheryl revealed that Oti was more ruthless than her and Matthew Morrison.

Cheryl said that Oti, "was the one stealing acts off of the table and hiding them from us."

Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of 'stealing acts and getting away with it' on The Greatest Dancer

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The rivalry appears not to be too malicious though as Cheryl said that Oti is, "so cute she gets away with it."

In fact, Cheryl found herself more up against Matthew because they, "loved more of the same people and fought it out more."

The Greatest Dancer experience has also produced one of the Love Made Me Do It singer’s cutest moments, as Cheryl has told Mail Online that her one-year-old son excitedly said ‘Mama’ for the first time as he recognised her on TV.

Cheryl accuses Oti Mabuse of 'stealing acts and getting away with it' on The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl has accused Oti of "stealing acts"
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As Cheryl appeared alongside Oti and Matthew on Simon Cowell’s newest show, her little one apparently recognised her immediately.

"He’s been watching," the 35-year-old Geordie revealed, "And it was the first time he said ‘Mama!’. He said it to the TV."

Cheryl also revealed that Bear, who she shares with One Direction star ex Liam Payne, is a "natural dancer".

The Greatest Dancer live shows start this Saturday 7.30pm BBC One.

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