Strictly’s Oti requests ‘older’ partner for next series after Kelvin ‘scandal’

Strictly Come Dancing's Oti Mabuse is worried that her "brand" has been damaged by her association with Kelvin Fletcher.

The professional dancer, 29, is concerned after the actor, 36, was recently hit with allegations that he shared steamy texts and snaps with a PR worker – despite being married.

He even asked to meet up with the women at various hotel rooms when he was away filming, it has been claimed.

During Oti and Kelvin's stint on the dancing show they were plagued with rumours that they'd been hit by the show 'Curse' – which both have denied.

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The rumour mill fired up again after the Daily Mirror exclusively told how Kelvin went for late night drinks with Oti until 3am in February.

And now, Oti has asked BBC bosses to pair her up with an older gentleman on the next series to stop any speculation of her off-screen antics.

“After Kelvin’s messages were revealed, Oti tried to distance herself publicly from him," a source told The Sun.

“She’s good friends with Kelvin but this experience has made her panic about the brand she has built.

“Oti asked that she be paired with someone older in the next series to stop any speculation about the nature of their relationship."

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They added that Oti was horrified about being linked to "a scandal" and thats "she never wants it to happen again."

On February 15 it was reported that the ex Emmerdal actor swapped messaged with a pretty blonde PR girl – and even sent her a graphic snap of his ripped bod.

Kelvin is said to have swapped texts for over a year – even throughout his time on Strictly.

Actor Kelvin, who is married to childhood sweetheart and mum-of-two Eliza, is said to have been texting the woman since meeting her last year.

He even asked to meet up with her at various hotel rooms when he was away filming, it has been claimed.

A pal of the PR worker told The Sun "Kelvin makes out like he’s a devoted family man. But when he’s away from home what he’s been doing is so wrong.

"For a year he has been sending graphic messages and images to a completely different woman.

"He was sexting and sending flirty messages to her before, during and after Strictly and while he was dancing with Oti. Poor Eliza has no idea.”

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A source added Kelvin explained away his messages – claiming his high sex drive made it hard for him when away from home.

The Strictly star is believed to have sent the woman a shirtless snap and a more graphic picture.

The bombshell allegations came after the Mirror's exclusive snaps showed Kelvin and Oti getting a nightcap together at a hotel in London in the early hours of the morning.

Oti, who is married to Marius Lepure, has since been snapped with her husband and they spent Valentine's Day together.

In the rollercoaster week Liz was later snapped without her wedding ring, but later took to Instagram to insist she doesn't wear her engagement ring very often, adding there's "no drama" home.

Kelvin has admitted he is "bewildered" by the attention they have been receiving and told The Sun that he was "sure it will all blow over."

He spent Valentine's with wife Liz, who he has been married to since 2015, they documented the romantic day on social media by sharing a sweet snap of themselves together.

Kelvin captioned it: "Happy Valentines @eliza_marsland"

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