Strictly Come Dancing's Karen Clifton reveals plans to QUIT

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Strictly Come Dancing pro Karen Clifton has said she plans to leave the show "in the near future".

Venezuelan born Karen, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Kevin Clifton, has revealed hopes to start a family.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Kevin and I are hoping to have a family pretty soon so that'll mean I'm going to be out of the show in the near future.

"But we absolutely love Strictly. I want at least two kids and a dog and a big house and a bird. Two kids will keep me busy."

Kevin added: “Karen talks about having kids quite a bit. We have spoken about starting a family – it’s just fitting it in to the schedule. It would be a lovely thing - we’ll create the new generation.”

However Karen says she does NOT want her children to become performers.

"They're not going to be dancers; I want them to be a vet and a dentist. Dancing is too hard a career," she said.

Talking of that career, Karen and Kevin today announced that they would be going on tour next year.

"The tour is something we have always thought about doing since we met," Karen told HELLO! magazine this week. "We love performing in a theatre. It's something that sits very close to our hearts. We met in a theatre, we got engaged in a theatre, now the best thing to do is perform our dream show in a theatre."

Kevin added: "Since meeting on Broadway, performing on the West End and eventually working together on our own projects, we have always talked about how much we would love to create our own theatre show with our own ideas."

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