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Strictly pro says partner Anthony is an 'a******e'

Otlile Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo
Otlile Mabuse and Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo is an "a******e" according to his 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Otlile Mabuse.

The middleweight boxing champion has revealed there have been light-hearted tensions between the couple ahead of the first live show of the BBC One series on Friday.

Anthony said: "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******e'.

"I was like, 'Do I have an a******e look about me?'

"Really, to be fair, we didn't make friends before we got picked."

What's more, new dancing coach Otille is prone to snapping at Anthony when she's frustrated but he hasn't got a clue what she's saying.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Anthony revealed: "She shouts at me in German!"

Whilst the ballroom pro clearly isn't afraid to speak her mind, Otile, 24, is determined to figure out a winning formula.

She joked: "It was his face and his posture. I think both of us were like, 'What are we going to do with each other?'"

Meanwhile, the South African beauty called for there to be more minority dancers on 'Strictly', adding that it's hard for them to make it in the ballroom world.

She told the Radio Times: "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."