“To me Strictly always has been and always will be the best show on TV and has been an absolute dream and honour to be a part of.
“Pre 2013 I used to watch every week. Now I look forward to returning to being a fan and cheering on my friends who keep dancing.”
Yesterday speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live with host Nihal Arthanayake, Kevin’s partner Stacey Dooley insisted the decision was completely Kevin’s.
She explained: “I think he’s got things that are lined up that I’ll let him tell people about.”
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am.