Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse is currently appearing on BBC's The Greatest Dancer but it wasn't too long ago that she was crowned champion of Strictly Come Dancing alongside her then partner Kelvin Fletcher. Although Oti and Kelvin were recently hit with Strictly curse rumours, following the publication of pictures of the pair going into a hotel in the early hours of Friday morning, they have definitely shut down rumours of a curse since then.
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Supporting the former dancing partners on the popular BBC show were Kelvin's wife Eliza Marsland and Oti's husband Marius Iepure. While Eliza was seen cheering her husband on from the audience, Marius tends to keep a low profile. However, Oti revealed that he has warned off each of her celebrity partners on the show during an appearance on Comedy Central's Your Face Or Mine back in February. In the show, host Jimmy Carr joked to Marius: "Would you go on Strictly? Would you like to be one of the professional dancers on Strictly? Or do you think it would be awkward being in the same room as the man who's having an affair with your wife?"
Oti Mabuse with her husband Marius Iepure
Oti then laughed and said: "No, my husband, he shows each and every single partner I have a warning. So they kind of stay away…" Marius then reassured Jimmy: "Don't worry – they understand very fast!" The comedian later joked that Marius reminds him of a movie villain, with the dancer obliging with a tongue-in-cheek impression, saying, "If you sleep with my wife, I'm gonna kill you."
Oti and her husband Marius spoke about their relationship on TV
During the episode, the couple discussed Oti's relationship with The Greatest Dancer co-star Cheryl – with the dancer playfully threatening to punch Marius after he says the singer is "attractive". Jimmy asks her, "Do you think she's attractive?" she replies: "She's beautiful!" After Marius agreed, she added: "He can't say it, because I'll punch him." As the audience laughed, she admitted that she does get jealous – and despite trying to deny that she stays in touch with her previous celebrity partners, which include Hollyoaks star Danny Mac and Paralympian Jonny Peacock, Marius insisted that she does.
The Strictly pro married her husband in 2014
Oti rarely speaks about her private life in public, though she has recently given fans more of an insight into her relationship with her husband - who she married in 2014. On Wednesday evening, she shared a photo on Instagram of their very late date night after her long day rehearsing in the dance studio. "Late date night but laughs nevertheless," she captioned the post. The 37-year-old Romanian performed as a backing dancer on Strictly in 2017 alongside his wife, but despite talks of him becoming a professional on the show, he has not yet appeared on the programme since.
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