Stacey Dooley shares first photo with Kevin Clifton since romance rumours 3 years ago

Stacey Dooley shares first photo with Kevin Clifton since romance rumours

Stacey Dooley shared a photo of herself cuddled up to Kevin Clifton amid rumours that they are dating.

Taking to Instagram Stories on Thursday, the presenter shared a photo of the two of them - with Kevin's arm draped around her.

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He shared the photo on his own account, where he seemingly confirmed that she had come to watch his dance show Burn The Floor. 

Stacey and her partner Kevin Clifton won the last series of the show, taking home the glitterball trophy in September.

She then embarked on the Strictly tour afterwards, with her hectic schedule cited as a reason behind her split with her boyfriend, Sam, last month.

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However, a few weeks later, Sam decided to come out and say that Stacey had been receiving intimate messages from Kevin while she was competing in the BBC competition.

Sam said he didn't say anything about it at the time but proceeded to call Kevin a "rat" and accused him of being the reason why Stacey and he split up.

Stacey provided her own rebuttal on the scenario by wishing Sam all the best and saying that nothing had been going on between herself and Kevin until after she ended her relationship with Sam.

More recently, Kevin praised Stacey as a "miracle" as he spoke about how he finds it difficult to be in the public eye sometimes.

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Speaking at his dance show, he said [via The Mirror]:

“In the last couple of years I’ve seen massive upheaval in my personal life and it hasn’t always been easy.

“There have been a lot of things thrown at me. At times I’ve struggled. And the times I’ve struggled and I was in a bit of a rut I didn’t know what to do.”

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The 36-year-old added that he isn't "the best" at dealing with the negative publicity around his personal life.

“It gets difficult and I’m not the best at dealing with it.

“But at that point Burn the Floor stepped in again and the producers gave me a call and said, ‘Why don’t you come home.’ So it felt right and I came home.

“And thanks to Miss Stacey Dooley, I can finally say I’m the Strictly champion after six years of trying. It’s a miracle.”