Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton, 37, who won the show with Stacey Dooley, 32, in 2018, spoke out about a fellow team member who, he claims, was stopped from doing a musical because of their behaviour. The professional dancer made the revelation to his The Wedding Singer co-star Rhiannon Chesterman, on his self-titled podcast The Kevin Clifton Show.
Revealing all, he said: “I know one example of someone, I won’t say who but, they are a part of Strictly to some capacity and then they were asked to do a musical.
“This producer was interested in them because of their profile and whatever, and they called Strictly or someone who worked for Strictly and said, ‘What are they like to work with, we are interested in having them?’
“That person, and this is no affiliation with Strictly, it’s not like Strictly said this or the BBC, it’s just someone who used to work on the show.
“[They] said to them, ‘They were a nightmare and they weren’t very nice to me’.”
READ MORE: Gemma Atkinson reveals big step with beau Gorka Marquez
“For me, it’s really important to me that people don’t just see me as that.
“I don’t want people to come and see The Wedding Singer and go, ‘Well he got the job because he’s on Strictly, but he’s not really capable of doing the job’.”
He went on to say: “I’d be devastated if that was the case!”
“It’s really important that I get it right and put the work in and listen to what I’m being told and try and figure it out.”