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Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin and Karen Clifton tell fans they have split up

One of Strictly Come Dancing’s most glamorous couples from Humberside have announced they have separated.

Kevin and Karen Clifton, from just across the River Humber in Grimsby, have been wowing millions of viewers for years on the popular BBC One show..

But there has been months of speculation surrounding their relationship .

The couple spoke on different phone lines after taking over Chris Evans’ BBC Radio Two breakfast show to address the situation, the Grimsby Telegraph says.

Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin and Karen Clifton tell fans they have split up

Kevin and Karen Clifton

Given the air, and the ears of millions of listeners – underlining how far dance has propelled them both – Kevin said: β€œThere has been a lot of talk, a lot of speculation going on.

“People are quite afraid to talk, but we feel, the best thing is to be honest, up-front, respectful to all our fans, and we just wanted to do this now, and let everyone know, that privately we are not together any more but professionally we are stronger than ever.”

Kevin married his Venezuelan bride, Miss Hauer, at One Great George Street, Westminster, in June 2015, having met on the BBC blockbuster Strictly Come Dancing in 2012.

And while they will not be dancing as husband and wife, they are pushing ahead with their national tour, which starts in May and both are keen to star in the show that brought them together when it returns later this year.

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