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Tension between Strictly's Anthony Ogogo and Otlile Mabuse

Published 22/09/2015

Otlile Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo
Otlile Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo

Boxer Anthony Ogogo and Otlile Mabuse clashed as soon as they met on Strictly Come Dancing.

(Cover) - EN TV - Strictly Come Dancing pro Otlile Mabuse has slammed her partner Anthony Ogogo for "looking like an a**ehole."

The first live show of this year's (15) series kicks off on Friday (25Sept15), so tensions are at an all-time high. And according to Britain's The Sun newspaper, dancing duo Otlile and boxer Anthony are getting their claws into one another.

“When we got partnered up I said to Oti, ‘Did you like me when you first met me?’ and she said, ‘No, not really, you look like an a**ehole.'

“I was like, ‘Do I have an a**ehole look about me?’" he said.

“Really, to be fair, we didn’t make friends before we got picked.”

South African Otlile only joined the show this year (15), but already she's showing who's boss. According to Anthony, she shouts at him in German during rehearsal.

And her aggression could be down to more than just her dislike of her colleague.

“It was his face and his posture. I think both of us were like, ‘What are we going to do with each other?’” she sighed.

“There should be more black dancers on Strictly.

“It’s a shame as there are so many black dancers in South Africa. It’s so hard for us to break through.”

But it seems it's more of a love-hate thing, as Otlile posted a clip of a Radio Times interview they did together on Twitter, adding: "I love this @AnthonyOgogo your (sic) so funny," with heart emoticons and crying-laughing faces.

The two will be among the first dancers to dance live on Friday (25Sept15). They are joined by five other duos, while the final nine pairs dance on Saturday (26Sept15).

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