Ahead of The Games starting tonight, Stacey Dooley has been teasing fans of boyfriend and contestant Kevin Clifton about just how much they’ll see of the former Strictly Come Dancing star on the new ITV series
Stacey Dooley has teased Kevin Clifton’s fans by promising they’ll see plenty of the former Strictly hunk during his new TV gig.
The broadcast journalist, 35, has told her Instagram followers how boyfriend Kevin, 39, will be stripping down to his Speedos when he appears on The Games – ITV’s revival of the reality sports competition – this week.
Stacey – who won Strictly Come Dancing alongside Kevin in 2018 – shared a sneak peak of her partner of three years ready to compete on the show on her Instagram Stories late on Sunday night.
“My angel,” the documentary maker gushed to her 1million followers.
“Kev’s on tele all next week pretending to be an Olympian.”
She then went on to cheekily added: “And for all the Margaret’s who miss him on Strictly, he dives in Speedos too.
“Go get ’em King Kev [love heart emoji]”.
Kevin clearly approved of his girlfriend’s sweet message – reposting it to his own Instagram Stories and adding a big red love heart emoji to his version.
Stacey’s Instagram post comes after Kevin admitted she found the idea of the camera catching him in his speedos during filming for The Games “hilarious”.
Speaking at a press conference last week, the professional dancer confessed that his girlfriend has been supportive of his new TV venture and has told him she will be proud even if he comes last throughout the series.
Kevin then went on to add: “She also said ‘I don’t care where you come in the results, I’m just dead at the part when you’re about to go swimming, and the camera is going to pan past you in your speedos.’
“She finds that whole thing hilarious.”
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Stacey and Kevin found love following being partnered together during the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing – lifting the coveted Glitterball trophy together before confirming their romance in early 2019.
Early this year, Stacey was forced to awkwardly deny rumours she and the thrice-married dancer were engaged during an appearance on The One Show.
After host Lauren Laverne alluded to engagement speculation on the BBC Show, Stacey clarified she had no plans to walk down the aisle in the near future.
“You would absolutely be the first to know. But no, I’m so dull. No, I’m not getting married,” the TV star admitted in January.
Speaking in the past, Stacey has confessed she doesn’t actually see herself ever tying to knot.
“Kev and I have been together for two years,” she explained during an episode of Stacey Sleeps Over in 2021
“I don’t think I want to get married. I think I’d be more interested in starting a family than getting married.”
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