Strictly Come Dancing bosses fear that Oti Mabuse might quit the show after the Kelvin Fletcher romance rumours left her ‘devastated’, it has been reported.
The drama all began after Kelvin’s wife Liz Marsland unfollowed him on Instagram after pictures of him on a night out with Strictly dance partner Oti emerged.
The Emmerdale actor, 36, was spotted out with the professional dancer in the early hours of the morning, grabbing a nightcap at the Sanctum Soho Hotel.
They had previously been partying with their fellow Strictly stars and were seen heading into the hotel at around 3.30am, according to MailOnline, with the BBC winner looking tense on the phone just hours later.
However, there is no suggestion the pair are anything more than good friends.
Oti, 29, is understandably upset at claims there is anything going on between her and the former Emmerdale actor, who walked away with the glitterball trophy in December.
An inside source from the BBC claimed bosses were now worried about whether the rumours would make Oti question her future on the dancing show.
‘Oti is a massive asset for the show,’ the source began. ‘But at the moment she is very unhappy and upset at all the reports and has been left saying “do I really need all this BS?”.’
‘She is married and has a lot of respect for Kelvin’s wife and wouldn’t carry on in this way,’ they continued to The Sun.
The source went on to explain that pals close to Oti are worried that she will just ‘throw her hands up and pack it in’.
Both Kelvin and Liz were keen to brush off any speculation about their marriage, being pictured sharing a kiss as actress Liz dropped her husband off at a train station.
Kelvin told The Sun: ‘Everything is amazing.
‘I am just a little bit bewildered by all the attention. But I am sure it will all blow over.’
Liz also explained why she wasn’t wearing her wedding ring.
Liz wrote on Instagram: ‘That ring is heavy. It only comes out on special occasions!
‘Oh and it was fake tan day. #Nodramahere.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC and reps for Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher for comment.
Strictly Come Dancing is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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