Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse's first meeting did NOT go well...let's hope it doesn't affect his performance!
Strictly Come Dancing isn’t getting off to a great start for Anthony Ogogo. First, he had to defend his decision to do Strictly from angry Twitter fans who thought it wasn’t in the spirit of his usual profession – boxing. (FYI, he’s got an injury, and chose to do Strictly while it heals enough for him to box again. So there.)
Now, he’s revealed that his professional dance partner, Oti Mabuse, took something of an instant dislike to him. Oh dear – let’s hope she doesn’t choreograph any particularly painful moves for him!
‘When we got partnered up I said to Oti, “Did you like me when you first met me?”‘ he told The Sun. ‘And she said, ‘No, not really, you look like an a******e!’
Well, at least she was honest, we suppose? Poor Ant then enquired whether he ‘had an a******e look about [him]’, and admitted the pair ‘didn’t make friends’ at first. Let’s hope things have thawed out a bit now they’re rehearsing together!
Anthony is no stranger to reality TV, having appeared in Splash and the short-lived Celebrity Big Brother spin-off, Celebrity Hijack, in 2008. We hope his Achilles tendon injury – which has plagued him throughout his boxing career – doesn’t hinder his dancing, and that he and Oti manage to make up in time for the first show!