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Friday 18th October 2019

Strictly Come Dancing's Kelvin Fletcher reveals secret past as a child ballet dancer

Twinkle toes

He may have been a late replacement for Jamie Laing but Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher wowed the judges and viewers at home with his FAB-U-LOUS samba at the weekend.

But now reports have surfaced detailing Kelvin's secret past: he was was a child ballet dancer before he became an actor.

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The Sun reports that Kelvin, 35, trained as a ballet dancer since the age of eight.

Kelvin told Attitude magazine that he was called a 'poof' because of his ballet training.

"Yeah I had the poof thing before the acting because I did ballet.

"I was eight years old and I was playing rugby for my local club. I was having trials for my town team, but Tuesday I was doing 'good toes, naughty toes.'

I always liked dancing and you'd go to class and find you had an hour acting and an hour of ballet.

"I always liked dancing and you'd go to class and find you had an hour acting and an hour of ballet."

Kelvin, who danced the samba with pro partner Oti Mabuse, scored eights from all the judges.

But the sizzling samba also went down a storm at home, with Twitter users queuing up to express their surprise and admiration.

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One user asked: "Where can I find myself a Kelvin Fletcher?" followed by a heart-for-eyes emoji.

"Oh my good lord what have I just watched that was something else @kelvin_fletcher.. I need a cold shower is it hot in here? #kelvin #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly," another gushed.

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