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Kevin Clifton assures fans he’s not quitting Strictly

And it's good news!

Kevin Clifton has addressed reports today that he is set to leave Strictly Come Dancing at the end of this series.

The popular pro responded to various message from concerned fans on Twitter.

And it’s good news… he has no intention of quitting!

Revealing bafflement about the rumours, Kevin reassured: “Absolutely no plans to leave,” and “I’m not going anywhere as long as they still want me.”

The rumours started after an article was published in The Sun claiming Kevin had found it a struggle to work alongside his ex-wife, Karen.

Kevin and Karen have worked together closely during this series (credit: BBC)

An insider told the tabloid: “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.”

They split after three years of marriage (Credit: ITV)

Kevin and Karen confirmed their three-year marriage was over in March this year, but insisted they remain “best friends”.

They’ve been forced to work side by side for this series of Strictly, including a dance together to open the live shows.

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Kevin is going nowhere (Credit: BBC)

ED! contacted Kevin’s representative for comment earlier, but he’s saved them a job now!

Apparently we can all take the gossip with a pinch of salt.

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They performed amazingly on Saturday night’s show (Credit: BBC)

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Kevin is hands down one of the most popular pro dancers, so we are delighted he’s set everyone’s minds at rest.

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