The Greatest Dancer EXC: Matthew Morrison lauds 'supermum' Cheryl for dealing ...

The Greatest Dancer EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Morrison lauds 'supermum' co-star Cheryl for dealing with 'petty attacks'... as he plots playdate with his 'beautiful son' and Bear

By Ciara Farmer For Mailonline

Published: 12:42 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 13:11 GMT, 2 February 2019

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The Greatest Dancer has won a host of fans since hitting screens last month. 

And while Glee star Matthew Morrison and Strictly stunner Otlile Mabuse admit they are happy with the reaction, the actor confessed he has been shocked at some of the backlash their co-star Cheryl has received since the start of the programme. 

Speaking about the 35-year-old former Girls Aloud singer, who shares son Bear, 22 months with ex Liam Payne, he branded her 'supermum' before discussing the intricacies of the show in an exclusive chat with MailOnline.    

Deep in chat: The Greatest Dancer has won a host of fans since hitting screens last month with hosts Otlile Mabuse and Matthew Morrison talking about the show's success to MailOnline 

Deep in chat: The Greatest Dancer has won a host of fans since hitting screens last month with hosts Otlile Mabuse and Matthew Morrison talking about the show's success to MailOnline 

The show's judging panel comprises of Girls Aloud star Cheryl, 35, Glee actor Matthew, 40, and Strictly pro Oti, 28, and since hitting screens during the audition stages fans have been left loving the moves. 

Cheryl and Matthew reconnected over being new parents on The Greatest Dancer after starring in movie What To Expect When You're Expecting six years ago. 

The Love Made Me Do It hitmaker, the Glee star and the Strictly dancer have forged a burgeoning friendship on Simon Cowell's latest show.

As a US native, Matthew admitted he was shocked by the huge fanfare around Cheryl and the criticism she received on the show. 

Supermum! Speaking about the 35-year-old former Girls Aloud singer, who shares son Bear, 22 months with ex Liam Payne, he branded her 'supermum' before discussing the intricacies of the show

Supermum! Speaking about the 35-year-old former Girls Aloud singer, who shares son Bear, 22 months with ex Liam Payne, he branded her 'supermum' before discussing the intricacies of the show

Happy days! Matthew shares son Revel James Makai, one, with wife Renee Puente, who has flown over to England to be by his side during the live shows

Happy days! Matthew shares son Revel James Makai, one, with wife Renee Puente, who has flown over to

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