Karen Clifton rushes to embrace estranged husband KevinDecember 17, 2018
Strictly Come Dancing Final: Karen Clifton rushes to embrace estranged husband Kevin as the pair put on an emotional display as he is crowned the winner after being in FIVE finals
Karen Clifton and her estranged husband Kevin left Strictly Come Dancing viewers in tears after they put on an emotional display during Saturday night’s show.
Moments after Kevin, 36, and his dancer partner Stacey Dooley, 31, were crowned winners of the show, Karen rushed over to Kevin and proudly shouted ‘you did it!’.
The feat was even more special to Kevin, who has now taken part in five finals during his time on the show and has finally lifted the prestigious Glitterball.
Sweet: Karen Clifton and her estranged husband Kevin left Strictly Come Dancing viewers in tears after they put on an emotional display during Saturday night’s show
After Kevin celebrated with bubbly BBC broadcaster Stacey, he was congratulated by Karen with a big cuddle in the middle of the dance floor.
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Kevin and Karen, 36, split earlier this year in March after three years of marriage, but appear to have remained on good terms ever since.
The emotional moment touched viewers who said that their affectionate display brought tears to their eyes while watching the final.
Emotional: Moments after Kevin and his dancer partner Stacey Dooley were crowned winners of the show, Karen rushed over to Kevin and proudly shouted ‘you did it!’
One viewer said that she couldn’t contain her emotional after Kevin’s win, tweeting: ‘balling my eyes out at Kevin’s reaction to winning, he’s been in the final so many times and he’s finally won! and when Karen congratulated Kevin! (crying face emojis)’.
Another fan added: ‘Karen running over to Kevin tell me I’m not crying #Strictly’.
While a third wrote: ‘So that moment between Kevin and Karen just melted my heart #StrictlyFinal.’
Ecstatic: After Kevin celebrated with bubbly BBC broadcaster Stacey, he was congratulated by Karen with a big cuddle in the middle of the dance floor
Reaction: The emotional moment touched viewers who said that their affectionate display brought tears to their eyes while watching the final
Ahead of the final Kevin was left in tears on Friday’s very emotional episode of It Takes Two as he spoke about the ‘craziest year of his life’.
Kevin was left in tears after an emotional montage of their time on the series and sweet messages from her family.
He said: ‘I’m feeling a bit emotional right now.
Hard year: Kevin was left in tears on Friday’s very emotional episode of It Takes Two as he spoke about the ‘craziest year of his life’
‘I just want to, for God’s sake, I just want to say thank you to you, not only for the hard work you have put in…
‘I have had one of the craziest years of my life, you’ve just been so nice to work with, I’ve enjoyed it so much.
‘I know I said this the other day, but, I’ve fallen in love with dancing all over again and Strictly all over again. I love this show… thank you for everything.’
To which Stacey gave her dance partner a huge hug, with host Zoe Ball left in tears too.
Heartache: He’s had a difficult 12 months after splitting from his wife and professional dance partner Karen
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018 – THE SCANDALS
Bad: Seann and Katya sparked an uproar when they were photographed sharing a kiss together on a night out
Seann Walsh and Katya Jones’ Kiss
Seann and Katya sparked an uproar when they were photographed sharing a kiss together on a night out.
The comedian had been dating actress Rebecca Humphries, and Katya was married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones.
Rebecca proceeded to dump her now-ex in a scathing Twitter statement, while Katya insisted she and Neil were ‘absolutely fine’ in a grovelling apology.
The duo continued to compete on Strictly for a further three weeks, before being eliminated during Halloween.
Nasty: Actor Danny John-Jules found himself at the centre of reports that he bullied his professional partner Amy Dowden
Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden ‘Bullying’ claims
Actor Danny John-Jules found himself at the centre of reports that he bullied his professional partner Amy Dowden during rehearsals, with sources claiming he was given ‘a final warning’ for ‘repeatedly shouting and swearing’ at the Welsh pro.
The fallout led the couple being eliminated the following week, despite Danny previously being branded a frontrunner.
Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer’s ‘Dance Experience’
Too much skill: Faye Tozer (above) and Ashley Roberts have come under fire for having too much dance experience
Both singers Ashley and Faye were accused of having an advantage over the other celebrity contestants, thanks to their previous experience in dancing.
The two stars have stormed through the competition with consistently high scores, but Ashley has landed in the dance-off three times.
Ashley has defended her previous dance skills on more than one occasion, while Faye was revealed to be trained
It also seems to have affected her support in the competition, as despite being one of the best celebrity dancers, Ashley has been in the dance-off three times.
Meanwhile Faye has also come under fire for her previous dance skills, but has also managed to make it to the final.
The Steps star was also revealed to be trained in twelve types of dances, according to a copy of her CV.
Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice’s cosy lunch display
Faye and Giovanni also set tongues wagging when they were pictured enjoying a low-key lunch together, with the Italian dancer seen to be caressing her face through the window.
The pair’s close bond was apparent, and Faye’s husband Michael Smith poked fun at the rumours with a playful social media snap of food on his face.
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton’s friendship
Broadcaster Stacey Dooley and her pro partner Kevin Clifton were tipped as the favourite to win ahead of the final, after winning over viewers with her incredible routines.
However it has since been reported that Stacey’s boyfriend Sam Tucknott is ‘insanely jealous’ of their close friendship, despite her reassurance there is nothing going on, according to sources.
Stacey has since posted defiant social media snaps of her cosying up to her man, while he has been cheering her on at every live show.
Sparks fly: Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell have also been at the centre of romance rumours
Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell romance rumours
Since they were partnered up, social media star Joe Sugg and his partner Dianne Buswell have been at the centre of endless dating rumours, after it was first reported they were seen kissing.
This came after Dianne’s split from Emmerdale star Anthony Quinlan in October.
While the pair are yet to confirm they are dating, they have also remained coy on the claims in recent interviews.
Vick Hope and Graziano Di Prima’s Elimination
Coming into the competition, Capital Radio DJ Vick Hope was tipped as a potential frontrunner, but instead the presenter was the 4th to be voted off.
In the ensuing days, Vick appeared to hit out at the show’s head judge Shirley Ballas, claiming that the ballroom expert was rude to her and claimed that the panel spoke to producers before making their final decision between her and comedian Seann Walsh in the dance-off.
It has since been reported that Vick has been ‘banned’ from future BBC shows for her comments, with sources saying her words were ‘pretty stupid.’ A representative for Vick denied the claims to MailOnline.
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