Celebrity / 02-12-2019

Strictly's Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse praise each other as they reach semi-finals

Strictly Come Dancing's Kelvin Fletcher and partner Oti Mabuse have become firm friends off the dancefloor

Strictly's Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse praise each other as they reach semi-finals

Strictly Come Dancing's Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse may be spending every hour possible rehearsing as they approach the semi-finals but it has not stopped them using social media to praise one another.

Proving they have become close pals away from the studio, Kelvin, 35, took to Instagram on Monday morning to reflect on his partnership with Oti, 29.

Alongside a snap of them on the Strictly dance floor on Saturday night as they performed and American Smooth to Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he gushed: "What a night Musicals week is just THE BEST! I thought everybody’s dance was brilliant and it still felt like any one of us could sadly be going home...... but we were saved!

"Absolutely blown away by the support. Thank you so much @otimabuse we are through to the semi finals! Can you believe it?!!!!!"

Kelvin Fletcher reflected on his partnership with Oti Mabuse on Instagram

Oti took to the comments to praise the actor, as she wrote: "Come on buddy!!! Last push we can do this semi finals... what a great journey it’s been I honestly can’t believe it."

The pair are down to the last few couples in the BBC contest and are the hot favourites to lift the coveted Glitterball trophy they scored 39 out of 40 on the quarter-finals over the weekend.

It comes after the former Emmerdale actor and The Greatest Dancer judge were spotted sharing a hug after he spent his anniversary away from his wife.

He typed out a kind message in the caption

Oti typed back a comment to the former Emmerdale actor

The pair were seen last week leaving rehearsals in London and embracing in a long hug as they said farewell.

Kelvin and his childhood sweetheart Liz marked their fourth wedding anniversary on November 28.

Sadly, he' been so busy with rehearsals they couldn't spend the day together, and Kelvin found himself 200 miles away from his home and family in Manchester.

It is usual that the professionals are the ones who travel to the hometown of their celebrity to rehearse for the show.

But of course, this won't always be the case.

Kelvin and his childhood sweetheart Liz marked their fourth wedding anniversary on November 28

Kelvin recently appeared on This Morning, where he told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that his gruelling training schedule had kept him from home and his wife, who he met when he was just eight years old.

They share daughter Marnie, three, and Milo, 11 months.

He said: "Today is my wedding anniversary and I'm not at home and it's gutting really.

Kelvin said he was gutted to have missed his anniversary because of rehearsals

"I've got a young family and I've missed a friend's wedding recently and that's kind of what's tough.

"I've just got to let myself be totally immersed in it and give my best. I've loved it."

When asked what he thinks of Oti, he said: "She is incredible."

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02-12-2019 10:00, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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