Kevin Clifton Talks 'Massive Upheaval' In His Personal Life After Stacey Dooley Relationship Rumours

Kevin split from his wife, Karen Clifton, in March last year.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton has opened about his personal life, stating that he has “struggled” with the media attention often placed on his relationships.

The dancer was previously married to fellow Strictly professional Karen Clifton, but in March 2018, they announced an amicable split.

Kevin Clifton
Kevin Clifton
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Speaking to the Mirror, Kevin has said the attention “gets difficult and I’m not the best at dealing with it”.

“In the last couple of years I’ve seen massive upheaval in my personal life and it hasn’t always been easy,” he explained. “There have been a lot of things thrown at me. At times I’ve struggled.

“And the times I’ve struggled and I was in a bit of a rut, I didn’t know what to do.”

In recent weeks, he’s faced further scrutiny, after rumours he and Stacey Dooley are more than just friends.

On the topic of Stacey, Kevin simply told the Mirror: “Thanks to Miss Stacey Dooley, I can finally say I’m the Strictly champion after six years of trying.

“It’s a miracle.”

Stacey and Kevin (pictured last year)
Stacey and Kevin (pictured last year)
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Claims that Stacey and Kevin have become a romantic couple were first made by Stacey’s ex, Sam Tucknott.

After five years together, Stacey and Sam split last month and he subsequently gave a tabloid interview in which he claimed to have discovered Stacey’s new relationship after seeing a text on her phone.

The documentary maker addressed the reports on Twitter, writing: “Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story.

“I haven’t got the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read on here.

“Re Sam, I loved him v much and only wish him happiness and success going forward.”

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