Strictly Come Dancing’s Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton first steps in training

Here’s a first look at Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley in training for Strictly Come Dancing 2018.


The celebrities and their pro partners are currently in the middle of two weeks of intense rehearsals.

The celebs were partnered up with their professional dancers last Saturday night and will be performing live together for the first time next Saturday night.

Stacey Dooley is one of Britain’s most celebrated documentary presenters who earlier this year was awarded an MBE for her services to broadcasting.

She was partnered up with Kevin Clifton for this year’s series – and here’s a first look at the pair in training.

In the clip, it’s revealed the pair will be dancing the Quickstep for their first dance.

Discussing signing up for the show, Stacey said: “I know it’s a bit of a cliché but I have always loved the show. I think it’s brilliant that it’s something the whole family can be involved with and also you’re learning a genuine skill.

“My work is so heavy and it’s quite hard-core and it can be quite harrowing at times, Strictly is total escapism. A real treat in that sense, dancing and enjoying myself and not have to be too earnest or too straight and just celebrate that side of me.”

Strictly 2018’s first live episode airs next Saturday, September 22 at 6:15PM on BBC One.

Joining Stacey and Kevin on the Strictly line up are Oti Mabuse and Graeme Swann, Katya Jones and Seann Walsh, Janette Manrara and Dr Ranj Singh and Pasha Kovalev and Ashley Roberts.

They’re joined by Giovanni Pernice and Faye Tozer, Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg, Aljaž Škorjanec and Kate Silverton and AJ Pritchard and Lauren Steadman.


Also on this year’s series are Karen Clifton and Charles Venn, Graziano Di Prima and Vick Hope, and Anton Du Beke and Susannah Constantine.

Rounding off the line up are Amy Dowden and Danny John-Jules, Gorka Marquez and Katie Piper and Nadiya Bychkova and Lee Ryan.