'The Greatest Dancer' bosses are said to have asked their team to cut down on plastic bottle use in a bid to become more eco-friendly.

The Greatest Dancer's Oti Mabuse

The Greatest Dancer's Oti Mabuse

Dance captains Cheryl Tweedy, Todrick Hall, Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse are among those on the programme who have been advised to not use the items as the show aims to go greener.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Producers are taking their quest for a totally eco-friendly show really seriously and have told everyone not to use plastic bottles or cutlery.

"The plan is to get the London studio, where the show is filmed, to be fully recyclable wherever possible.

"Some people have been joking about bosses taking it too seriously."

The move comes just months after it was reported that 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestants had to share cabs due to new rules drawn up by producers in an attempt to make the show greener.

A show source said at the time: "Every part of the production process has been looked at and tweaked, even how stars get to and from the studio."

'Strictly' stars were also asked to bring reusable cups for their fair trade tea or coffee to cut down on waste, more recycling bins were installed, and bosses asked crew members to turn all laptops off overnight and rechargable batteries were preferred.

What's more, Studio engineers were asked to dim the lights while setting up the production to save energy.

Special effects products for the show are said to be now "95 per cent biodegradable".