CHERYL has turned on “dirty player” Oti Mabuse, admitting that rows have erupted behind-the-scenes on The Greatest Dancer.
The 36-year-old star also accused the Strictly Come Dancing pro of going into “full meltdown” when it came to selecting the best contestants for her team.
The second series of the BBC One dance show is set to hit our screens next month, with team captains Oti, Cheryl, Matthew Morrison, and Todrick Hill competing to choose which hopefuls they will mentor.
Having won the first series of the competition back in February, the other stars have now agreed that Oti is pulling tricks in a bid to beat her rivals for a second time.
Cheryl explained: “There were some rows. Oti tries to hide the photos of some of the people who auditioned earlier so you’d forget about them.
“She’s a dirty player. I’m just being honest.”
Newcomer Todrick even branded Oti “aggressive”, with the panel adding that the 29-year-old beauty became hysterical and over-emotional during the process.
Cheryl told The Daily Star: “She went into full meltdown.”
Despite the claims from her co-stars, Oti insisted that she is enjoying filming – adding that she feels “privileged” to be a part of the second series of the show.
The launch comes just weeks after she stormed to victory with celebrity partner Kelvin Fletcher on this year’s series of Strictly, and Oti hopes that her good luck will continue in the New Year.
The Greatest Dancer winner will land a £50,000 cash prize as well as the opportunity to be a guest dancer on next year’s Strictly.
The show returns to BBC One on Saturday 4th January at 7pm