Kevin's first year on strictly saw him make the final three with Susanna Reid. They danced the Paso Doble to ‘Los Toreados’ but lost the winning Glitterball to Abbey and Aljaz. Still though - not bad for a first bash!

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Kevin Clifton

Poor Kevin was a runner-up again last year with his partner Frankie Bridge. Despite scoring two 39’s and a 38 in their final dances, the pair lost the trophy to Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha who scored three 40’s with their routines. So could it be third time lucky for Kev this year?

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted Kevin performing in some of the group dances in 2012 - even making an appearance with his dancing family, including his sister, Joanne Clifton.

When it comes to competition, it doesn't stop at Joanne. As well as competing against his sister, Kevin will also be battling it out against his wife Karen - it seems there's nothing like a little competition to keep a loving relationship alive!

As well as Strictly, Kevin has also competed on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in the Netherlands and headlined Flash Mob for two weeks in the West End, as well as an eight-week national tour.


His favourite routines are the Jive and the Quickstep because they’re “energetic and fun", and says: "I love to go nuts and let loose!”.

Background

Kevin was born in Grimsby and trained in Ballroom and Latin from an early age. Conveniently for him, his parents are former World Champions, and were kind enough to pass down their knowledge.

After making his musical theatre debut in 2010 dancing in Dirty Dancing in London’s West End, Kevin has been a principal dancer of the Burn The Floor Dance Company for several years.

Former Youth World Number One and four time British Latin Champion, Kevin won International Open titles in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Belgium... pretty much everywhere then!

Trivia

Kevin’s a huge footy fan. He supports Chelsea and follows the team up and down the country.

Kevin also loves wrestling and has followed WWE since he was a young 'un.

And his favourite food? Fish 'n' chips. A true Northerner!

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