Kevin Clifton shocked a lot of Strictly Come Dancing fans when he announced last week that he would be quitting the popular show after seven years. Now, it’s emerged that the professional dancer left the BBC’s flagship show because he didn’t want to outstay his welcome and become the ‘oldest’ dancer on the programme. Speaking to The Sun , the 37-year-old revealed that one of the major driving factors behind his decision was getting closer to 40. ‘At age 23 it would be different,’ he explained. ‘I’d look at it and think, “I can stay on this for the next ten or 15 years,” but at 37 years old I was thinking, “I’m going to turn 38.” ‘If it’s going to be similar to what I have already done I don’t see myself doing it into my forties.’ The star continued: ‘I guess I was starting to question when the last series would be. ‘Me leaving gives younger dancers the chance to come through now. Nobody is bigger than the show.’ Kevin announced his first job post-Strictly … [Read more...] about Kevin Clifton quit Strictly Come Dancing because he didn’t want to be the oldest pro on the dancefloor
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In the nearly two decades since Strictly Come Dancing landed on our screens, a host of incredible and well-loved dancers have taken a spin on the iconic ballroom door. Among the dancers competing in this year’s series are Nikita Kuzmin, Johannes Radebe and Vito Coppola, who are paired with celebrities including Helen Skelton , Will Mellor and Fleur East. They will be practising their Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep to try and win the Glitterball Trophy and impress judges Shirley Ballas , Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke. However, fans of the BBC’s juggernaut series, once again hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will notice some absences from the pro line-up Here are some of the dancers who have left Strictly Come Dancing and what they are up to now. Oti Mabuse Oti announced earlier this year she would be quitting Strictly Come Dancing after seven years, with her sister Motsi, who is still a judge, describing the decision as … [Read more...] about Which professional dancers have left Strictly Come Dancing and what are they doing now?
Strictly Come Dancing will be coming to stages across the UK and Ireland as it launches its live tour in the new year. A line-up of seven celebrities and their professional dance partners will perform at nine of the biggest entertainment venues across 33 dates. A new host, judging panel and even more professional dancers will join this year’s Strictly contestants for the dance spectacular. Here’s what’s to know about the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing live tour . Who is taking part in the Strictly live tour? The seven couples taking part are: Emma Barton and Draziano di Prima, Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden , Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard, Mike Bushell and Katya Jones, Kelvin Fletcher and Janette Manrara , Alex Scott and Neil Jones, and Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe. Professional dancers Luba Mushtuk, Karen Hauer, Dianne Buswell, Joshua Keefe, Jake Leigh and Robbie Kmetoni will add even more sparkle to the line-up. Joining them is new tour … [Read more...] about What is the Strictly Come Dancing tour line-up and how much are the tickets?
Masked Dancer: Prawn Cocktail's identity is revealed SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The hit ITV show is in full swing as a fresh batch of celebrities conceal their identities behind elaborate costumes while showing their moves off on the dance floor. With nothing but a series of clues given throughout the show to help work out who they really are, fans are convinced Busted boyband member Matt Willis is behind Cactus. Related articles This Morning fans outraged by Phillip and Holly’s apology Eamonn Holmes backs calls for Phil and Holly's This Morning axe During each episode, the anonymous star is shown in a videotape before dancing as they reveal some clues to the judges Oti Mabuse, Jonathan … [Read more...] about ‘It has to be’: The Masked Dancer fans ‘expose’ Cactus as boy band member
Joel Dommett is back again tonight for another episode of The Masked Dancer. The ITV dancing competition returns to the small screen tonight this Saturday for its second series after the first proved to be a massive hit with viewers. The first series was won by retired Olympic artistic gymnast Louis Smith, who also won the 2012 edition of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Flavia Cacace. Runner-up was actress and singer Bonnie Langford, who appeared in Dancing On Ice back in 2006 and finished third in the overall rankings. The comic has been married to model Hannah Cooper since 2019, but what does she do? Who is Hannah Cooper? Joel and model Hannah tied the knot on the Greek Island on Monday almost two years after they got engaged in December 2017, following a year of dating. Joel shared the news in a typically funny nature – tagging Hannah in the post, he shared a video of a toilet door lock changing from vacant to engaged on Instagram. Speaking with … [Read more...] about The Masked Dancer: Who is Joel Dommett’s wife Hannah Cooper?