Will Kevin and Karen Clifton be back on Strictly Come Dancing this year?

Kevin and Karen Clifton still don’t know if they’ll be back on Strictly Come Dancing this year.


The two Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers married in 2015, but earlier this year they confirmed rumours they were no longer together.

It had been reported that their personal split could lead to one of the duo leaving the show.

Karen admitted this week she’s still yet to get a call from Strictly bosses.

“I’m still waiting for the phone call but I’m hoping to go back,” she told OK! Magazine.

Karen Clifton
Karen Clifton

“It would be lovely,” Karen added.

Insiders have claim both will be back, and suggest it could even see them rekindle their relationship.


“They’ll both be back. If they got back together during the months the show was on, it could be a reverse curse,” said a source.

They told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “We’re all suckers for a bit of romance and these two are hugely popular members of the Strictly family.

“Fans don’t want to see either of them leave. Just imagine if they rekindled their love on the show. How fabulous would that be?”

Speaking on Radio 2 earlier in the year, Kevin said of returning to Strictly: “We don’t know yet. We sort of get told a bit later on in the year whether we are or not.

“I hope so. We both love the show so much. If they were to ask us back we’d both be delighted to come back again. We love Strictly.”

A spokesperson for the BBC said: “Strictly Come Dancing returns later in the year and the pro line- up will be revealed in due course.”

Last year Karen opened up about the rumours regarding her relationship, saying: “We’re a regular couple, we’ve been together for seven years, and like any other relationship, you have ups and downs.


“We just need to keep pushing. Relationships take work. It’s not as easy as you think, especially being in a job like Strictly.

“We’re not a superhuman couple, we’re normal, so when things happen, we fight.”

Strictly Come Dancing Kevin Clifton
Kevin Clifton

During 2017’s series, Kevin seemed to make a public apology to Karen as he said in the live shows: “When Strictly is on I’m not the easiest person to live with.


“I go a bit mad so I’d like to say first of all thanks to my wife for putting up with me.”

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.