Oti Mabuse's husband Marius Lepure 'is joining Strictly Come Dancing'.

Oti Mabuse's husband Marius Lepure is said to be joining Strictly Come Dancing as a troupe dancer.

Marius, 37, has been dancing since the age of 12, and previously won gold with his wife at the German National Show Dance Championships.

Amid news he has joined the show, Oti, 29, is said to have asked  Strictly bosses that she be paired with an older celebrity contestant, following speculation over her relationship with her last partner, Kelvin Fletcher, 37.  

Join the crew: Oti Mabuse will be competing in Strictly Come Dancing again this year with her husband-of-six-years in tow as Marius Lepure is set to join the show as a troupe dancer

Join the crew: Oti Mabuse will be competing in Strictly Come Dancing again this year with her husband-of-six-years in tow as Marius Lepure is set to join the show as a troupe dancer

Oti married Romanian ballroom expert Marius in 2014, after the pair met in Germany during a dance trial. 

A source told The Sun on Sunday: 'Marius is a very talented dancer. But the fact that this is being discussed after Oti was linked to Kelvin has certainly raised eyebrows.   

They added: 'Oti thinks his presence on the show will stop further rumours getting out of hand.' 

Claim: Oti asked Strictly bosses to give her an older dance partner in the next series over fears Kelvin Fletcher's scandals would damage her brand', it was reported on Friday

Claim: Oti asked Strictly bosses to give her an older dance partner in the next series over fears Kelvin Fletcher's scandals would damage her brand', it was reported on Friday

According to a report Oti is keen to distance herself from rumoured scandals, after her friendship with Kelvin was called into question when they were seen at 3am after enjoying drinks together.

There is no suggestion anything untoward happened between Kelvin and Oti, she is also said to be concerned over allegations that the married actor sent X-rated messages to another woman.

A source speaking to The Sun claimed: 'Oti asked that she be paired with someone older in the next series to stop any speculation about the nature of their relationship.' 

MailOnline have contacted Strictly Come Dancing, Oti, and Kelvin's representatives for comment.

Distance: The dancer is allegedly keen to distance herself from scandals, after her friendship with Kelvin was called into question when they were seen at 3am after enjoying a nightcap

Distance: The dancer is allegedly keen to distance herself from scandals, after her friendship with Kelvin was called into question when they were seen at 3am after enjoying a nightcap

The reports come after Oti and Kelvin's relationship raised

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