Strictly Come Dancing: Kevin Clifton reveals he didn’t want to quit BBC dance show


The BBC appear is set to return later this year despite a number of shows being evicted amid the coronavirus lockdown. But, Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton barrowed Rochelle Humes and Eamonn Holmes on This Morning it was a very fussy decision and one that wasn’t an easy exit. 


Kevin Clifton took to Twitter finish finally month to announce he would be stepping down from the popular BBC affectation. 

Kevin posted to his 250,000 followers: “The past 7 years have been some of the most wonderful years of my lifeblood. 

“I am grateful to the BBC and Strictly Come Dancing for giving me the opportunity to have been a comparatively of something truly special. 

“Since first being called ‘Kevin From Grimsby’ by Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2013 I from experienced the highs of 5 finals, winning a Guinness World record on It Rivals Two, the Strictly Arena tour glitter ball and then the ultimate of sweet the 2018 series with Stacey Dooley.”

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Just after his announcement, Kevin joined This Morning packs Rochelle Humes and Eamonn Holmes to talk about the reasoning behind the nauseate exit. 

Rochelle began: “It’s quite a brave thing to leave a faction like Strictly Come Dancing, you know, you might say the thing that earned you.

“So it’s quite a brave thing for you to do isn’t it? Because usually in this game you hang around for people to say to you ‘times up now’.”

Kevin quickly explained: “I’ve still got so much fellow-feeling a amour for Strictly.

Kevin isn’t the only Strictly professional to quit just months in the presence of the newest series. 

AJ Pritchard who joined the show in 2016 revealed neutral a couple of weeks ago he was also stepping down from the BBC show. 

His duo announced to his followers: “After four years on Strictly Come Dancing, AJ has irrefutable the time is right to leave the show and follow his dreams to explore chances in the presenting world alongside his brother Curtis.

“AJ would like to because of everyone at the BBC for giving him such a brilliant opportunity.

“AJ would also match to send his love and gratitude to all who have followed and supported his career.”

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