Kevin Clifton hints at return to Strictly Come Dancing as he says ‘never say never’
Kevin Clifton has admitted that with the coronavirus lockdown pushing back his live tour indefinitely he is tempted to return to Strictly one day
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Kevin Clifton has teased that he may return to Strictly Come Dancing.
The professional dancer, 37, announced that he would be quitting the BBC One competition show back in March after nine years on the dancefloor.
But he’s now admitted that with the coronavirus lockdown pushing back his live tour indefinitely he is tempted to return to Strictly one day.
He told the Guardian : “I can’t leave my sister high and dry, and go back on Strictly but I don’t know. Never say never.
“I’ve made that decision [to leave Strictly] and it would feel weird if I suddenly went back again.”
Kevin made the Strictly Come Dancing final a total of five times.
He won the show with Stacey Dooley, who he is now in a relationship with.
Announcing his decision to quit in March, Kevin said: “The past seven years have been some of the most wonderful years of my life.
“I am grateful to the BBC and Strictly Come Dancing for giving me the opportunity to have been a part of something truly special.”
He added: “To me, Strictly always has been and always will be the best show on TV and has been an absolute dream and honour to be a part of.
“Pre-2013 I used to watch every week. Now I look forward to returning to being a fan and cheering on my friends who keep dancing.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Strictly will be a lot shorter this year with an October start date and fewer celebrities hitting the dancefloor.
The series will be delayed by a fortnight as BBC bosses try to keep everyone safe while filming within the safety guidelines.
Extra time is needed to isolate the professionals between recording group dances in late August and starting rehearsals with their celeb partners.