Cheryl pokes fun at ex Liam Payne on The Greatest Dancer
Cheryl pokes fun at ex Liam Payne as she DECLINES his video call on The Greatest Dancer… amid Naomi Campbell dating rumours
- Liam made a surprise cameo in Saturday’s show via. FaceTime as boy group the Frobacks delivered a social media-themed routine
- Cheryl had her phone in hand as Liam ‘rang’ her, but he immediately asked to speak to the dance troupe
- The singer’s unimpressed response left viewers in hysterics as she declined the call, in a dance which also saw cameos from Perrie Edwards and Robbie Williams
- Cheryl and Liam split in July 2018 after two years together, and they are parents to one-year-old son Bear
- Liam has recently been plagued by rumours that he is dating model Naomi Campbell, with sources claiming they are having a ‘mind-blowing’ time
Cheryl appeared to make a playful jibe at her ex Liam Payne on Saturday’s The Greatest Dancer, as she was unimpressed by his FaceTime call as part of a social network-themed routine.
Drafting in some of her celebrity pals, the songstress implemented the video messages into a dance by street dance group the Frobacks, with Liam leaving her stoney-faced after saying he would rather talk to the dance troupe.
The hilarious cameo comes amid rumours that Liam is now dating supermodel Naomi Campbell, with sources claiming that the pair have been involved in a ‘mind-blowing’ romance.
Hilarious: Cheryl appeared to make a playful jibe at her ex Liam Payne on Saturday’s The Greatest Dancer, as she appeared unimpressed by his FaceTime call
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First was Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, who gushed that she would have to perform with the group sometime.
And next was Liam, who sparked a thunderous response from viewers as this name appeared on the screen, with Cheryl holding her phone close to hand as part of the display.
Look who it is! In the closing routine, Frobacks implemented social media into their dance, with Liam appearing as part of the dance through a video call
Hilarious: While Cheryl had her phone in hand, the Strip That Down singer said he wanted to talk to the boy dancing group
Funny: Cheryl’s response left may viewers in hysterics with her unimpressed response, immediately declining the call
However it seemed Liam was uninterested in calling to chat about their son Bear, instead asking her to pass the phone over to the Frobacks.
He then went on to gush: ‘Hey man, you guys are killing it. I’d love you to teach me some tricks sometime so make sure you get my number of Chez.’
Luckily Cheryl took the moment in good humour as she played up her unimpressed response, ending the call so the dance could continue.
Showstopping: Frobacks won over the viewers with their dance despite earning a mixed response from the judging panel
Brutal: As Liam asked his ex ‘Chez’ to speak to the group, Cheryl opted to decline the call
As the group’s display came to a close they were also joined by X Factor judge Robbie Williams, who went on to share his support for the group.
The dance sent fans into tailspin as many were thrilled to hear that Cheryl and Liam were still on good terms, seven months after they announced their split.
Last month Cheryl revealed that they have remained on extremely good terms, and even spent Christmas together along with their one-year-old son.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: ‘There’s no animosity whatsoever. In fact, Liam spent Christmas Day with us. He cooked the turkey and everything at our home. His family came on the 23rd, and then he was in the house before I woke up on Christmas Day.’
Over the moon: The dance sent fans into tailspin as many were thrilled to hear that Cheryl and Liam were still on good terms, seven months after they announced their split
It comes amid rumours that Liam has been dating supermodel Naomi Campbell, with sources telling The Sun On Sunday that they have been having a ‘mind-blowing’ time.
The pair were first publicly spotted with each other when they attended a concert at the O2, in London on January 28 — but they rung in the New Year together, partying in Ghana.
And recently it was revealed that Naomi was the photographer being a gym Instagram snap he posted with chains around his neck, although she is currently in solo in New York for the star-studded Fashion Week.
Hunky: Liam has been rumoured to be dating Naomi Campbell, especially after it was revealed that she was the photographer behind a recent shirtless gym snap (above)
Revealing: Sources have claimed that the 48-year-old singer is having a ‘mind-blowing’ time with the singer, who is 23 years her junior
While Cheryl’s imaginative concept went down a storm at home, the judges offered a more constructive response, with Matthew suggesting the calls distracted from the actual dancing.
Oti agreed, adding: ‘I’m a huge huge fan, but I feel that because of gimmicks you guys stopped dancing and I really wanted to see more of you guys dancing.
‘You’re amazing and I really enjoy watching you, I want to see more.’
Despite a mixed reception to the dance, Cheryl bounced back at the start of the show following a slight stumble last week, busting a move with her acts in an ab-flashing crop top.
The stunning songstress took to the stage after a source told MailOnline that she stumbled in last week’s routine, but ever the pro managed to soldier on.
Sensational: Cheryl bounced back in spectacular fashion after last week’s slip-up in Saturday’s The Greatest Dancer, busting a move with her acts in an ab-flashing crop top
Cheryl looked amazing once again as she delivered a jaw-dropping performance with her fellow coaches, along with the remaining eight acts as they kicked off the live show.
The mother-of-one flaunted her amazing figure in the grey crop top and fuchsia pink trousers, with her brunette tresses pulled back into a voluminous ponytail.
This time she managed to nail the routine after a few stumbles last week, with one viewer writing on Twitter: ‘Cheryl messing up the dance intro. Did she slip or just forget the moves? #TheGreatDancer #CherylTweedy.’
She’s great! Cheryl looked amazing once again as she delivered a jaw-dropping performance, with her abs on full display in a slogan crop top
Impassionated: The mother-of-one was out to row at the start of the routine, after sources told MailOnline last week she stumbled in her opening dance
An insider has revealed what happened to MailOnline, explaining: ‘Cheryl slipped at the beginning of the performance and lost her balance. These things obviously happen on a live show.’
‘It happened during the first 10 seconds of the routine – but being the true pro she is – she carried on a delivered a knock out performance. The slip didn’t shake her.’
‘It’s a shame a few people on twitter want to try and make out she forget the dance moves – which of course she didn’t!’
Flawless: This time Cheryl nailed her opening as she took to the stage with coaches Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse
Cheryl’s night started in spectacular fashion as her first act Dane Bates Collective earned rave reviews for their Hollywood-themed routine – with several viewers suggesting it was inspired by Cheryl’s own struggles with fame.
Performing a contemporary routine based around Marilyn Monroe, the group earned plenty of praise from their coach and the rest of the panel.
Cheryl gushed: ‘Obviously I’ve been with you since the first idea and I still get chills, it gives me chills you’re so emotive, Sasha your face how you get into character is actually incredible.’
Emotional: Cheryl’s night started in spectacular fashion as her first act Dane Bates Collective earned rave reviews for their Hollywood-themed routine
Bare all: Performing a contemporary show based around Marilyn Monroe, the group earned plenty of praise from their coach and the rest of the panel
Thrilled: Cheryl couldn’t hide her pride after seeing the group nail their performance
KLA also kicked off the show in spectacular fashion, giving the panel chills with an ice-themed routine.
Matthew gushed: ‘I definitely got the versatility it was so good, it was so good, my biggest thing is I said that because I wanted you to get out of your comfort zone. I saw growth tonight it was really strong.’
Cheryl added: ‘I absolutely loved it and I didn’t think we needed to see versatility but tonight watching that, I thoroughly enjoyed it all the different dances all the different faces, the spins I don’t even think I’ve got the strength to spin somebody I was so impressed girls.’
Icily good! KLA also kicked off the show in spectacular fashion, giving the panel chills with an ice-themed routine
Meanwhile Prospects Fraternity went back to school for a tables-themed dance, but sadly earned a mixed reception from the panel for repeating old ideas.
Cheryl said: ‘It’s an energy thing it’s a vibe, not ever move was perfect and that’s fine, the fact that you can flip off a desk, it’s so good.
‘I love the symmetry that really does good things for my brain. But, the table thing I have seen it done before.
Oti agreed: ‘You guys always represent street dance really well, I agree with Cheryl if you are gonna do school kids, do it well, make sure it’s tight, but you guys are amazing.’
James and Oliver also struggled to win over the panel with a Les Miserable-themed dance, as they were criticised for a lack of synchronicity.
Back in the day: Meanwhile Prospects Fraternity went back to school for a tables-themed dance, but sadly earned a mixed reception from the panel for repeating old ideas
Conflicted: Cheryl admitted that she had seen the idea of tables in dancing before, as Oti agreed with her
Harry and Eliyah once again wowed with a routine based around Four Walls, but Matthew quickly pointed out that their set only consisted of three walls.
Snapping back to defend her act, Cheryl pointed out that the fourth wall was actually the camera.
Next was Company Jinks, who decided to go for a modern twist on a classic as they dressed up as Toys, and Cheryl couldn’t help but gush about their dance.
She said: ‘The choreography for me was so fresh I love it I am such a fan, I find myself sitting there thinking I need to learn those moves.’
Quirky: Harry and Eliyah once again wowed with a routine based around Four Walls
Come to life: Next was Company Jinks, who decided to go for a modern twist on a classic as they dressed up as Toys, and Cheryl couldn’t help but gush about their dance
Imaginative: And while the panel were once again mesmorised by 14-year-old dancer Ellie, Matthew did suggest that she focused more on her performance
And while the panel were once again mesmorised by 14-year-old dancer Ellie, Matthew did suggest that she focused more on her performance.
But it all came down the closing moments as it was revealed which two acts would be eliminated.
Cheryl’s choice of concept paid off as all three of her acts were revealed to be safe, meaning Matthew saw two of his acts voted off, in the form of Prospects Fraternity and Company Jinks.
The Greatest Dancer continues on Saturday 16th February on BBC One.
Tense: But it all came down the closing moments as it was revealed which two acts would be eliminated
Gone: Cheryl’s choice of concept paid off as all three of her acts were revealed to be safe, meaning Prospects Fraternity and Company Jinks were eliminated
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