Kevin Clifton couldn’t stop smiling after that picture of himself and Stacey Dooley (Picture: Splash)Kevin Clifton couldn’t wipe the smile from his face as he headed out in Margate, hours after ‘girlfriend’ Stacey Dooley shared a cosy snap on Instagram.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 36, was spotted with pals as his dance tour continues to travel around the UK.
He sported a huge grin as he headed out in the sunshine, opting for a casual look in a white t-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms.
The professional dancer, who won the last season of the BBC talent show with his rumoured girlfriend, has not spoken publicly about the romance claims.
However, he did re-post the photo Stacey shared on social media – of the two of them looking very close – with his own 327k followers.
Which sort of says it all, without saying it…
Kevin’s appearance comes after Stacey’s ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott ‘exposed their romance’.
Kevin jetted to Margate following their reunion (Picture: Splash)In a chat with The Sun, he claimed while he was moving out of the Brighton flat he shared with his former partner of three years, he discovered a message on the documentary maker’s phone from Karen Clifton’s ex reading ‘I love you’.
‘I was getting my stuff to leave. Stacey was in the loo. Her phone went and it was Kevin Clifton,’ he told the publication. ‘I grabbed the phone and confronted her. She said she’d tell me everything I needed to know.’
He went on to say that Stacey told him she didn’t start ‘entertaining’ Kevin until they had split up.
‘I did fall for him but when we were done,’ Sam claims the presenter said. He replied: ‘I don’t hate you Stacey. I hate what you’ve done.’
While the 32-year-old has kept quiet about the claims, she later tweeted: ‘Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story.
Stacey and Kevin haven’t publicly addressed their ‘romance’ (Picture: Rex)‘I haven’t got the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read on here. Re Sam, I loved him v much and only wish him happiness and success going forward.’
The reports come at an awkward time for Stacey, who has just been confirmed as a temporary replacement for Alex Jones on The One Show, while the 42-year-old enjoys maternity leave.
She will be at the helm of the BBC show alongside Matt Baker for one week at the end of July, with Emma Willis, Angelica Bell and Angela Scanlon also helping out.
‘I know The One Show will be in very capable hands while I’m on maternity leave and good luck to all the guest presenters – I hope they have as much fun as I do on the show,’ Alex said about departing the show.
‘I’ll be back on the sofa in the autumn, but in the meantime, I plan on watching from my own sofa with little Teddy and the newest addition!’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Stacey and Kevin for a comment.
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