Strictly's Kevin Clifton emotionally reveals dance partner Stacey Dooley helped him 'fall in love with dance again'

15 December 2018, 11:12 | Updated: 15 April 2019, 09:55

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The dancing star got very emotional after watching a montage of him and his celeb dancing partner.

Professional dancer, Kevin Clifton, may still be having a difficult time after splitting with his wife 12 months ago, but the Strictly Come Dancing star has revealed that it was dance partner, Stacey Dooley, that had helped him 'fall in love with dance again.' 

The pair appeared on Strictly's spin-off show It Takes Two, when Kevin opened up about what has been the 'craziest year of his life.' 

Welling up with tears after watching a montage of his and Stacey's time on Strictly this season, the 36-year-old confessed: "I'm feeling a bit emotional right now. 

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"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." 

Giving her dance partner the biggest bear-hug, Stacey and Kevin left viewers and host Zoe Ball in tears. 

One fan tweeted: "You have both been absolutely phenomenal,perfect pairing, you bring pure joy, every routine is full of passion, heart & pleasure! You are both so inspiring, your love of dance shines through, amazing dedication & energy" 

While another wrote: "It's going to be sad not watching the two of you knock it out of the park each Saturday. Have fun on Saturday and Stacey ...keep dancing!" 

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Last year Kevin went through quite a public break-up with wife and fellow Strictly dancer Karen Clifton, despite making it to the finals with then dance partner, Susan Calman. 

This Saturday will see Stacey and Kevin battle it out in the Strictly finals against Joe Sugg and dance professional Dianne Buswell, Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev. 

Strictly Come Dancing finals airs on Saturday 15th December at 6:30pm on BBC1.