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Kevin Clifton

Grimsby’s finest!

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2018 marks Kevin's sixth year on Strictly, and he'll be hoping to top his incredible record so far - four consecutive Final spots and 7th place with partner Susan Calman last year. Now partnering with documentary maker Stacey Dooley, could it be sixth time lucky for Kevin from Grimsby?

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Kevin Clifton

His first Strictly stint saw him team up with Susanna Reid in an incredibly tough year, eventually won by Abbey Clancy. Kevin was a runner-up again in 2014 with his partner, The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge. In 2015, Kevin once again made the final with actress Kellie Bright, with their Star Wars-themed Charleston quickly becoming a Strictly classic, while 2016 saw him swipe second place with partner Louise Redknapp.

Having been pipped to the post so many times - and narrowly losing out to his sister Joanne Clifton and partner Ore Oduba in 2016 – Kevin's even more determined than ever to go for the Glitterball!


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!


Kevin’s a huge footie 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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