Cheryl shares rare insight into life at home with son Bear

The Greatest Dancer: Cheryl shares rare insight into life at home with son Bear, 2, as she reveals he will already be copying one of her act’s moves

She tends to keep her family life out of the spotlight.

Yet during Saturday’s episode of the Greatest Dancer, Cheryl offered viewers a rare insight into her home life with son Bear Grey Payne, two.

While offering feedback to her group the Queens, who later became one of the first acts to be sent home, the singer, 36, referenced her little boy. 

Adorable: Cheryl offered viewers a rare insight into her home life with son Bear Grey Payne, two, on Saturday’s episode 

Cheryl, who shares son Bear with her ex-boyfriend Liam Payne, told the group that one of their dance moves is something she does at home with the youngster.

She revealed: ‘The windmill arms, I do that at home with my son!’ 

The former Girls Aloud star went on to confess that it’s likely he will have already picked up the move after watching the latest episode of the show.

Cheryl said: ‘I know he’s already going to be at home doing it now. ‘

Anecdote: Cheryl, who shares son Bear with her ex-boyfriend Liam Payne, told the group that one of their dance moves is something she does at home with the youngster

Mama duties: While offering feedback to her group the Queens, who later became one of the first acts to be send home, the singer, 36, referenced her little boy

Artists Liam and Cheryl dated between February 2016 and July 2018. The pair welcomed their first child Bear in March 2017.

He wrote: ‘Happy Mother’s Day to these two amazing super mums not sure what me and the little man would do without you xx’. 

The pair have remained civil since their split, with the hunk even insisting he would not be sure what he and Bear would do without Cheryl in a sweet Mother’s Day post in March. 

Dancing shoes: The former Girls Aloud star went on to confess that it’s likely he will have already picked up the move after watching the latest episode of the show (Bear pictured with dad Liam after his birth in 2017)

Cheryl’s group The Queens and Todrick’s act Ryan were the first two acts were the first to be eliminated from the Greatest Dancer on Saturday night. 

Both acts vowed to keep doing what they do best while their mentors reassured them they were incredibly proud of them and their performances.

Dance point were the last troop to be saved on the show leaving both The Queens and Ryan in the bottom two.

Goodbye! Cheryl’s group The Queens and Todrick’s act Ryan were the first two acts were the first to be eliminated from the Greatest Dancer on Saturday night

It’s all over: Both acts vowed to keep doing what they do best while their mentors reassured them they were incredibly proud of them and their performances

The first live show kicked off in sensational style as Oti Mabuse, Cheryl, Todrick Hall and Matthew Morrison took to the stage to introduce their acts to Best of British week. 

First up was a Scottish dance troop whose challenge is pantomime – Dance point – who revealed: ‘It’s so exciting we’re going to bring so much creativity – it’s going to be the best time ever.’

Todrick met the group for their first rehearsals and joked that it takes him a little while to understand what they’re saying.

Killing it: The first live show kicked off in sensational style as Oti Mabuse, Cheryl, Todrick Hall and Matthew Morrison took to the stage to introduce their acts

Taking inspiration from their challenge pantomime, the group constructed a routine to Disney classic Aladdin’s Friend Like Me, which tells the tale of the titular character meeting the Genie for the first time.

The group scored 89.9% from the audience and Oti gushed: Absolutely, that was genius! I loved every single bit of it. It felt like a dance spectacular, it was finished from beginning to end. I loved the Jive you guys added in!

Matthew added: ‘I love that you told the whole story of Aladdin in two minutes, from Wizard of Oz to Disney, we are living in Todrick’s world. 

Introduce yourself: Matthew Morrison introduced his act Hannah

Let’s go! Oti Mabuse danced with her group Vale during the opening of the show

Cheryl said: ‘There is not a detail missed. Everyone is in the pocket! You and I are gonna go backstage so I can learn how to touch my heels with my head!’

While Todrick sweetly said: ‘If someone told me I was going to have 16 children by 2020 I would not have believed them, but now I’m over here like a proud pop!’

Latin duo Michel and Jowita were next up, Jowita joked that after meeting at a dance camp in 2013 she didn’t initially like Michael before falling in love a year later.

Aladdin: First up was a Scottish dance troop whose challenge is pantomime – Dance point – who revealed: ‘It’s so exciting we’re going to bring so much creativity – it’s going to be the best time ever’

Wow: Taking inspiration from their challenge pantomime, the group constructed a routine to Disney classic Aladdin’s Friend Like Me, which tells the tale of the titular character meeting the Genie for the first time

The dancers were given the challenge of Shakespeare, and they opted to take inspiration from Romeo and Juliet.

Following the performance Michael sweetly told the audience that dancing with someone you’re in love with is ‘amazing’.

They received an impressive score of 90.5 per cent from the audience. 

Michael: ‘There’s something so sensual and provocative, it was just gorgeous! Your emotions were raw and beautiful.’

Cheryl: ‘I think the other 10% went to the bathroom. Jowita you are an incredible performer. To see you go from Jive to this, it’s amazing – you’re dreamy!’

Todrick: ‘It’s so apparent that there’s so much love and trust, that’s something that can only happened if its authentic.’

While Todrick sweetly said: ‘If someone told me I was going to have 16 children by 2020 I would not have believed them, but now I’m over here like a proud pop!’

Matthew added: ‘I love that you told the whole story of Aladdin in two minutes, from Wizard of Oz to Disney, we are living in Todrick’s world’

Impressive: The group scored 89.9% from the audience and Oti gushed: Absolutely, that was genius! I loved every single bit of it. It felt like a dance spectacular, it was finished from beginning to end. I loved the Jive you guys added in!

Matthew Morrison’s act Harrison was given the challenge of royalty for the first live show.

Harrison admitted he didn’t think anyone would like the clown from his audition, however they clearly did after he got round to the live shows.

He admitted: ‘The clown shocked everyone – but now I’m taking on a king!’

Loved-up: Latin duo Michel and Jowita were next up, Jowita joked that after meeting at a dance camp in 2013 she didn’t initially like Michael before falling in love a year later

Beautiful: The dancers were given the challenge of Shakespeare, and they opted to take inspiration from Romeo and Juliet

Dancing to Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, Harrison brought the judges into his performance as he ran up to their panel during the routine.

He was awarded a massive 94.2 per cent from the audience.

‘I’m sure everyone was loving that, it was a piece of art, you’re not just a performer and dancer you are an actor. You’re everything. If it was up to be I’d crown you king performer right now.

‘I was scared you wouldn’t live up to the crown, but you really smashed it. I was losing my mind.’

So sweet: Following the performance Michael sweetly told the audience that dancing with someone you’re in love with is ‘amazing’

Oti said: ‘I loved it! You send chills down my spine. you captivated from beginning to end. I am so jealous of Matthew, why didn’t I just fight for you!’

‘My favourite part was watching the captains grip the table. It was a psychological journey, I can’t believe you’re 17 – you own that stage!’

Cheryl’s jazz group The Queens were next to take to the stage facing the challenge of afternoon tea, despite joking they’re more likely to be found in the pub.

The performance wasn’t very well received by audience however as they only achieved 48.4 per cent.

Rehearsals: Matthew Morrison’s act Harrison was given the challenge of royalty for the first live show

Clowning around: Harrison admitted he didn’t think anyone would like the clown from his audition, however they clearly did after he got round to the live shows

Todrick reassured them: ‘Sometimes when you’re doing something quirky people don’t understand it and you stay true to yourselves. Your hammer move – I will be stealing that.’

Oti added: ‘You’re so refreshing, you don’t do kicks and flicks you just do pure dancing.’

Michael said: ‘There’s a woman power vibe, it’s so empowering, I haven’t seen any big technical performances but you don’t need that.

He admitted: ‘The clown shocked everyone – but now I’m taking on a king!’

Cheryl told them: ‘Don’t focus on the 48 per cent, you were fantastic and when you watch it back you’re going to be so proud.

She also referenced her son Bear and said: ‘Those windmill arms – I do those with my son at home! I know he’s already going to be doing it.’

Ainsley Rickets was next to show the audience what he’s made of.

Not holding back: Dancing to Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, Harrison brought the judges into his performance as he ran up to their panel during the routine

Job done! He was awarded a massive 94.2 per cent from the audience

The contemporary fusion dancer said he has been dancing since he was eight but remembers crying most of the time because he was the only boy.

Todrick’s act was dancing to Florence + The Machine’s No Light, No Light and scored the highest of the night so far, 95.5 per cent.

Oti: ‘You are out of this world! You can hit something and let it keep going. You keep the energy in your body and with us, I’m so proud.’

Ladettes: Cheryl’s jazz group The Queens were next to take to the stage facing the challenge of afternoon tea, despite joking they’re more likely to be found in the pub

Disappointing? The performance wasn’t very well received by audience however as they only achieved 48.4 per cent

Positive: Cheryl told them: ‘Don’t focus on the 48 per cent, you were fantastic and when you watch it back you’re going to be so proud’

Cheryl: ‘It’s like a different perform came out, when you were behind the mirrors I could feel the nerves. But tonight it’s like you knew you were here to perform.’

Todrick: ‘I am so proud son!’

Alesha: ‘All these children – see how many you have at the end of the show!’

Omg! Ainsley Rickets was next to show the audience what he’s made of

Following Ainsley’s lead was Lily and Joseph, who had been given the challenge of the seaside.

The sweet duo admitted when they step out on stage it’ll be the ‘most exciting thing of their entire lives’, and it proved a success as 95.2 per cent of the crowd loved it.

Todrick joked that the dancers had raided his closet for the performance.

Backstory: The contemporary fusion dancer said he has been dancing since he was eight but remembers crying most of the time because he was the only boy

Oti gushed over the routine: ‘You’re the cutest faces on TV! But not just the way you look, you’re going to be around for a lot of weeks.’

Cheryl broke down in tears as she revealed she related to Joseph’s high emotions because she realised it had all been a big build up and now it’s over.

Cheryl rushed up on stage to give the little dancers a hug and they admitted it was the ‘coolest thing ever’.

Cuties: Following Ainsley’s lead was Lily and Joseph, who had been given the challenge of the seaside

Well done: The sweet duo admitted when they step out on stage it’ll be the ‘most exciting thing of their entire lives’, and it proved a success as 95.2 per cent of the crowd loved it

Oti gushed over the routine: ‘You’re the cutest faces on TV! But not just the way you look, you’re going to be around for a lot of weeks’

Oti’s group – Vale – were given the challenge of queuing, leaving the captain and the group initially scratching their heads.

However a stunning performance gave them the score of 88.9 per cent from the audience as well as glowing praise from Matthew.

During Todrick’s critique, he said: ‘This was a sweet dream, like a massage for the eye balls. It was life changing, like you took us to wonderland.’

Emotional: Cheryl broke down in tears as she revealed she related to Joseph’s high emotions because she realised it had all been a big build up and now it’s over

Supportive: Cheryl rushed up on stage to give the little dancers a hug and they admitted it was the ‘coolest thing ever’

Oti told the group: ‘I could feel every single one of you and your nerves, I know how difficult this is for you but you gave us a beautiful piece of art.’

Travis and Ross were given the secret agent challenge before heading to rehearsals with their mentor Matthew, the dance teachers were even joined on stage by two of their pupils.

However Cheryl said it was kind of genius and kind of cheating as the boys received 97 per cent for their efforts.

Boggled: Oti’s group – Vale – were given the challenge of queuing, leaving the captain and the group initially scratching their heads

Well deserved: However a stunning performance gave them the score of 88.9 per cent from the audience as well as glowing praise from Matthew

Oti revealed that she was so excited by the routine that she threw her pen into the audience by accident.

Next up was Hannah, who was given the challenge of the ‘telephone box’.

After competing in the 2018 common wealth games as a gymnast, Hannah has turned her attentions to dance which she claims is her real passion. 

Secret agents: Travis and Ross were given the secret agent challenge before heading to rehearsals with their mentor Matthew, the dance teachers were even joined on stage by two of their pupils

Loving life: However Cheryl said it was kind of genius and kind of cheating as the boys received 97 per cent for their efforts

New addition: The dancers were joined by two of their pupils at the end of the routine

After dancing to Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You Hannah receive an incredible score of 94.2 per cent which clearly delighted her.

Cheryl said: ‘You’re just born to do this, I find it impossible that you can move that way. It takes the words out of my vocabulary, I don’t know what to say apart from that was spectacular.’

Oti added: ‘I have to apologise because although I was impressed I thought is she just a rhythmic gymnast, but that’s not the case.’

Breathtaking: Next up was Hannah, who was given the challenge of the ‘telephone box’

New passion: After competing in the 2018 common wealth games as a gymnast, Hannah has turned her attentions to dance which she claims is her real passion

Oti’s last group Dark Angels were given the tricky challenge of House of Commons, which is a far cry from their usual style of dance.

However their risky challenge pulled off as they achieved 92.1 per cent.

But Matthew didn’t appear entirely happy with the performance as he told them they started with a bang but didn’t manage to hold it throughout the performance.

Todrick added that he felt a bit lost during the performance but admitted it might be a cultural thing, while Cheryl added that the music and costume didn’t fit the theme.

House of Commons: Oti’s last group Dark Angels were given the tricky challenge of House of Commons, which is a far cry from their usual style of dance

Pulled off: However their risky challenge pulled off as they achieved 92.1 per cent

Confused: Todrick added that he felt a bit lost during the performance but admitted it might be a cultural thing, while Cheryl added that the music and costume didn’t fit the theme

Commercial dancer Ryan was Todrick’s final act, and he admitted he only applied for the show because Todrick was going to be one of the captains and he has helped him find his place in the LBGTQ community.

The audience gave Ryan 74.6 per cent for his sass-filled routine and Oti admitted she felt privileged to watch his performance.

Cheryl told Ryan that although some people were technically better but they didn’t have the performance that he gave.

Yaaas! Commercial dancer Ryan was Todrick’s final act, and he admitted he only applied for the show because Todrick was going to be one of the captains and he has helped him find his place in the LBGTQ community

Killed it: The audience gave Ryan 74.6 per cent for his sass-filled routine and Oti admitted she felt privileged to watch his performance

Cheryl’s act Brothers of Dance were the final act to take on their challenge – Peaky Blinders – and it was worth waiting for after they bagged 97.8 per cent.

Todrick said he felt moved by the performance as he knows little boys will be picking up their dance shoes after watching them perform.

I love the attitude you brought. I don’t know Peaky Blinders, but the height you brought to those jumps was phenomenal. 

Swag: Cheryl’s act Brothers of Dance were the final act to take on their challenge – Peaky Blinders – and it was worth waiting for after they bagged 97.8 per cent

Emotional: Todrick said he felt moved by the performance as he knows little boys will be picking up their dance shoes after watching them perform

I want to echo Todrick, it really touched us and I’m on the verge of tears, I’m really proud to be your captain.

Not only did they score the highest score of the night, they scored the highest score ever achieved on the Greatest Dancer. 

The show was closed by an explosive performance from Diversity, who took to the stage together for the first time this series. 

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