Strictly’s Kevin Clifton ‘has hinted he may QUIT the show’

Strictly’s Kevin Clifton ‘has hinted he may QUIT the show whether or not he wins with Stacey Dooley… amid tensions with ex-wife Karen’

Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton has reportedly been hinting he may quit the show after this series, whether or not he wins with broadcaster Stacey Dooley, according to The Sun.

A source told the publication that the Grimsby-born has been overheard discussing leaving backstage, just a week away from the final of which he and Stacey after favourite to win.

It comes amid claims that Kevin is looking move on from the show to distance himself from ex-wife Karen Clifton, although the pair have been civil on-screen since their split earlier this year.

He’s done! Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton has reportedly been hinting he may quit the show after this series whether or not he wins, according to The Sun 

The source said: ‘Kevin has been overheard backstage saying he feels the time is right for him to move on and that winning the contest won’t weigh heavily on his decision.

‘He has absolutely loved his time on the show and the opportunities that it’s given him but he is getting itchy feet and there’s still tension with Karen. 

‘While things are slowly getting more civil between them, it’s not exactly fun spending time around your ex.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing, Karen Clifton and Kevin Clifton for comment.

Done: A source told the publication that the Grimsby-born has been overheard discussing leaving backstage, amid backstage tensions with ex-wife Karen

‘Cursed’: It has also been reported that bosses are relieved that Kevin wants to leave as his involvement with the so-called ‘Strictly curse’ is turning away female stars

It has also been reported that bosses are relieved that Kevin wants to leave as his involvement with the so-called ‘Strictly curse’ is turning away female stars.

After being partnered with Susanna Reid in 2013 she went onto split from long-term partner Dominic Cotton, and his 2016 partner Louise Redknapp ended her marriage to husband Jamie last year.

This year there have also been reports that Stacey’s boyfriend Sam Tucknott is ‘insanely jealous’ of her close friendship with Kevin, though the broadcaster has since hit back on social media with a loved-up selfie.

Sweet: This year there have also been reports that Stacey’s boyfriend Sam Tucknott is ‘insanely jealous’ of her close friendship with Kevin

Following the end of his two-year marriage to Karen in March, the couple have remained civil, and the dancer was even seen congratulating her after she scored her first ten in Blackpool with actor Charles Venn. 

Kevin and Stacey are hot favourites to lift the Glitterball trophy should they make it to the final on Saturday, with it being the fifth time the pro has made it that far in the competition. 

The ballroom pro is already confirmed to not be joining the other Strictly stars on their nationwide tour in the New Year, as he is set to play Stacee Jaxx in the West End musical Rock Of Ages.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday 9th December at 7:15pm on BBC One. 

Almost there! Kevin and Stacey are hot favourites to lift the Glitterball trophy should they make it to the final, with it being the fifth time the pro has made it that far in the competition

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