Oti Mabuse, who appears on new BBC series The Greatest Dancer with Cheryl, threatened to “punch” her husband Marius Iepure if he admitted to finding the Girls Aloud hitmaker “attractive”. The Strictly Come Dancing professional made the shock admission on a new episode of Comedy Central’s Your Face Or Mine. The 28-year-old was joined on the programme by her spouse, 36, of seven years, where she made the revelation to host Jimmy Carr. Thankfully it all appeared to be in jest, as she said she “loved” the singer, 35, after previously saying she was nervous about meeting her before shooting began.
Addressing rumours that she and Cheryl do not get along behind-the-scenes, Oti commented: “I love her!
“She’s actually really nice! I love her! She’s beautiful! I think she’s attractive!” the Daily Mirror reported.
However, when Jimmy, 46, asked if Marius agreed with his famous wife, she was having none of it.
“He can’t say it or I’ll punch him,” the South African performer interjected, according to the publication.
But, her partner bravely added: “No, she is attractive!”
Oti later said she got jealous if her man – also a professional dancer – checked other women out.
Meanwhile, speaking on an episode of ITV’s Lorraine, Oti opened up about Cheryl in a live broadcast.
“When we met I was a little bit nervous, because I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me,” she revealed.
And continued: “And, all I said to myself was, if I respect her, she will probably respect me.
“And from the first sentence we just… mixed,” as she put her hands together.
Oti added: “We just gelled. Last night we were talking until midnight, literally just texting. Yes [I’ve got a pal in her] and it’s nice to get to know her, her funny side.”
Oti said Cheryl is “always looking at my bum” while the former is impressed by her abs.
It comes after just days after one of their co-stars addressed the supposed feud between them.
Host Jordan Banjo divulged to OK! Magazine: “I’m around them a lot and from what I’ve seen they get on brilliantly.
“I’ve no idea where that came from as we’ve all become very close. “There’s definitely no problem.”
The Greatest Dancer continues Saturday at 7.35pm on BBC One, while Your Face Or Mine returns to Comedy Central on February 27 at 8pm.