Strictly’s Kevin Clifton makes shock declaration of love for ex Karen Clifton

He reveals they are still close

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton has confessed that he still has “love” for his ex Karen Clifton, following their separation last year.

The 36-year-old dancer made the revelation during his interview on the Lorraine show today (March 14).

Lorraine Kelly asked Kevin how things are between him and Karen, after they had to continue their dance tour together despite their split.

He opened up on Lorraine today (Credit: ITV Hub)

Kevin started by explaining: “We’re really good friends, I think because we’ve still been dancing together.”

He went on to say that they still hold a huge amount of “respect” for one another and added that there is still “love” there.

He continued: “You’re always going to have love for each other and have respect.”

Lorraine questioned Kevin’s relationship with Karen (Credit: ITV Hub)

Kevin, who won Strictly’s Glitterball trophy with journalist Stacey Dooley last year, insists things have always remained amiable with Karen since their break-up last March.

They were together for seven years and married in 2015.

The pair managed to keep things professional after their split and carried on with their UK dance tour in 2018.

They were married for almost three years (Credit:

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Kevin has since been linked to former Strictly partner Louise Redknapp because of their close friendship, but they have never confirmed any romance between them.

Meanwhile, 36-year-old Karen has moved on and is now dating opera singer David Webb.

The new couple went public with their romance earlier this year.

Karen is now with singer David (Credit: Grant Buchanan /

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Looking ahead to this year’s series of Strictly, Kevin also told Lorraine about his dream of winning two years in a row.

He revealed: “No one’s ever done it twice!”

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