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Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton ‘go official’ after they share intimate pic

Dancing pair look relaxed as they flash open-mouthed smiles

Strictly winners Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley appear to have gone ‘Instagram official’ as a couple.

The BBC One dance show duo both shared the same image of them in an affectionate embrace looking away from the camera snapping them, as if they were looking towards another lens.

The ‘loved-up’ pic was uploaded to each of their Instagram Stories accounts late last night.

Both TV personalities look relaxed and happy as they flash open-mouthed smiles – and she appears to clasp the dancer’s hand as he drapes his left arm around her shoulders.

(Credit: Instagram @sjdooley)
Are they now a couple? (Credit: Instagram @sjdooley)

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The only difference between the otherwise identical snaps is that Stacey seemed to crop hers slightly differently and Kevin included a plug for the Instagram account of his stage show.

However, it is not entirely clear whether the pic is entirely new as he is on tour with Burn the Floor – appearing in Peterborough last night – and her recent activity on social media has suggested she has been spending time in Colorado in the US.

Her ex Sam Tucknott fumed earlier this month: “The blame is with Kevin. He’s an absolute rat.”

It was reported earlier this week that Kevin admitted to recently enduring a turbulent period in his personal life.

They bagged the Glitterball trophy in 2018 (Credit: BBC)

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He also thanked Stacey for helping him to realise his ambition of winning Strictly.

Kevin – who split with wife Karen Clifton in March last year – told the Mirror tour: “In the last couple of years I’ve seen massive upheaval in my personal life and it hasn’t always been easy.

“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.”

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The Strictly Curse strikes again? (Credit: BBC)

He continued: “It gets difficult and I’m not the best at dealing with it.

“But at that point Burn the Floor stepped in again and the producers gave me a call and said, ‘Why don’t you come home?’ So it felt right and I came home.

“And thanks to Miss Stacey Dooley, I can finally say I’m the Strictly champion after six years of trying. It’s a miracle.”

ED! has approached reps for both Kevin and Stacey for comment.

(Credit: Instagram @keviclifton)
Cheeky plug from Kev! (Credit: Instagram @keviclifton)

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