Strictly's Oti Mabuse appears stern as she joins Kelvin Fletcher

Strictly’s Oti Mabuse appears stern as she joins dance partner Kelvin Fletcher in a cab following It Takes Two… amid claims she was ‘furious’ at star for ‘fuelling curse claims’

They’re getting ready to perform a Paso Doble and Quickstep in the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.

And the strain of rehearsal looked to be hitting dancing duo Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse as they appeared frosty while emerging from It Takes Two filming in London on Wednesday night. 

Professional Oti, 29, cut a stern figure as she zipped away in a car alongside her dance partner who also failed to crack a smile.

Severe: The strain of rehearsal looked to be hitting dancing duo Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse as they appeared frosty while emerging from studios after It Takes Two filming in London on Wednesday night

Oti and Kelvin’s appearance comes after the dancer was reportedly left ‘furious’ at her dancing partner for missing his anniversary with wife Eliza Marsland.

She apparently thought the Emmerdale star’s decision would fuel Strictly ‘curse’ rumours that the duo were romantically linked, a source told The Sun.

Oti is said to have urged Kelvin to take the day off to celebrate his fourth year with his wife Liz Marsland.

But the actor insisted on remaining in London so they could practice their Beauty And The Beast routine, for which they achieved a score of 39.

Not too happy: Professional Oti, 29, cut a stern figure as she zipped away in a car alongside her dance partner who also failed to crack a smile

Hitting the stage: They’re getting ready to perform a Paso Doble and Quickstep in the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night

‘Oti knew it was Kelvin and Liz’s anniversary and was happy for him to go to Manchester, but he didn’t want to. He takes the show very seriously and didn’t want them to be behind the curve,’ a source claimed.

‘However, Oti was worried his decision may be seen as a reflection on the state of his marriage and the rumour mill would start up.

‘She hates the idea people could whisper about them being struck by the Strictly curse. She had a bit of a meltdown about it.’

The star revealed that he had been forced to miss his wedding anniversary during an appearance on This Morning.

Homeward headed: Oti and Kelvin’s appearance comes after the dancer was reportedly left ‘furious’ at her dancing partner for missing his anniversary with wife Eliza Marsland

My guy: Oti is said to have urged Kelvin to take the day off to celebrate his fourth year with his wife Liz Marsland

Confirming how much his gruelling rehearsal schedule has affected his home life, he confessed: ‘I think that’s been the hardest thing to accept really, is just being away from home.

‘Today is my wedding anniversary and I’m not at home. And it’s gutting really. I’ve got a young family.’

The soap hunk married Liz – who he shares daughter Marnie, two, and son Milo, 11 months, with – in November 2015 in a lavish ceremony at London’s One Mayfair, a year to the day after he proposed.

Ahem: Oti did not look best pleased as she left the studio

Eugh: Confirming how much his gruelling rehearsal schedule has affected his home life, he confessed: ‘I think that’s been the hardest thing to accept really, is just being away from home’

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