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Strictly’s Kevin Clifton wows fans with new look

He set fans' hearts a-flutter during musicals week

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton wowed viewers on Saturday night’s show with his celebrity partner Stacey Dooley.

But it wasn’t just his emotional American Smooth that got fans gushing, it was his newly acquired facial hair!

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Kevin’s beard won fans over (Credit: BBC)

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It was Musicals week and Kevin and Stacey danced to I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. Kevin was the hero, Jean Valjean, and Stacey Fantine.

The judges were bowled over by the moving routine, which saw four other dancers help the couple out. Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas gave the couple 10, while Craig Revel-Horwood and Darcey Bussell went for nines.

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Stacey and Kevin got excellent comments from the judges (Credit: BBC)

Fans loved the dance, but some were more taken with Kev’s new look.

One tweeted: “@keviclifton should really grow that stubble more often.”

“How handsome was Kevin with his Jean Valjean facial hair,” asked another.

“Loving Kevin with a bit of facial hair,” added a third.

While a fourth declared: “Moved to tears and also a fan of Kevin’s facial hair.”

“Kevin looks attractive with a beard! He should 100% keep it,” said someone else.

Their dance had many viewers calling for Kevin to win the show after making the final and not winning four times.

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Kevin and Stacey wowed fans (Credit: BBC)

Some fans however weren’t quite so won over with the routine.

“Totally missed the mark for me… Just felt a bit odd,” tweeted one.

“Too much faffing about,” added another.

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Results airs Sunday at 7.20pm on BBC One.

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