Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton have been dating since earlier this year, after first meeting thanks to Strictly Come Dancing. And the documentary-maker couldn’t resist gushing about her boyfriend in view of her 309,000 Twitter followers last night.
The 32-year-old was quick to clarify a fact about her beau, 37, after someone questioned his track record on the BBC show.
It all came about after he lifted another Glitterball alongside Debbie McGee in the festive instalment, which aired yesterday.
Paul Daniels’ widow and Kevin were crowned the Christmas champions after wowing the judges and the studio audience with their Quickstep to Jingle Bells by Michael Bublé. They beat off tough competition from Chizzy Akudolu, Gemma Atkinson, Joe Sugg, Mark Wright and Richard Arnold.
One fan tweeted afterwards: “Congrats to Debbie & @keviclifton on winning the Christmas Special! Fantastic choreography from Kevin and Debbie still had the moves!
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Kevin then quipped in view of his own 249,000 followers: “4-2 !!! And thats the Grand Slam see u on @OfficialBTF.”(sic)
Joanne won the main Strictly series in its ninth year in 2016, when she was partnered up with presenter Ore Oduba.
She also danced with Scott Mills two years before that, but they made an early exit in 11th place before she quit the programme in June 2017.
Kevin meanwhile has come very close to winning on numerous occasions with the likes of finalists Susanna Reid, Frankie Bridge, Kellie Bright and Louise Redknapp, before finally clinching it with Stacey.