Kevin Clifton might depart Strictly whether or not or not he wins with Stacey Dooley amid tensions with estranged spouse Karen on set
STRICTLY professional Kevin Clifton is about to waltz off into the sundown after this sequence – whether or not or not he wins the glitterball trophy with Stacey Dooley.
The dance maestro is sizzling favorite to safe his first victory within the contest subsequent weekend alongside the BBC documentary maker.
However he has instructed fellow dancers that this 12 months is prone to be his final, amid tensions along with his estranged spouse Karen on the Strictly set.
In consequence, BBC bosses are scouring the dance world to discover a sizzling new expertise who might change the Grimsby-born star.
A supply stated: “Kevin has been overheard backstage saying he feels the time is true for him to maneuver on and that profitable the competition gained’t weigh closely on his resolution.
“He has completely cherished his time on the present and the alternatives that it’s given him however he’s getting itchy toes and there’s nonetheless pressure with Karen. Whereas issues are slowly getting extra civil between them, it’s not precisely enjoyable spending time round your ex.”
Producers are relieved, as they feared feminine celebs in relationships wouldn’t wish to be paired with the snake-hipped star after two of his movie star companions have break up from their different halves throughout his 5 years on the present.
Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid break up from companion Dominic Cotton, singer Louise Redknapp break up from hubby Jamie and now Stacey’s boyfriend is claimed to be “insanely jealous” over their dance partnership.
The supply continued: “Kevin had performed a pivotal function within the curse of Strictly and it’s an actual concern of bosses that they gained’t have the ability to enroll massive names for concern of their relationships breaking down.”
Throughout his time on Strictly, Kevin has clocked up 4 consecutive last spots and seventh place with companion Susan Calman final 12 months.
However he’s now eyeing a transfer into theatre after swapping a spot on the Strictly tour to star as Stacee Jaxx in West Finish musical Rock Of Ages, in addition to working a dance academy along with his sister, former Strictly champ Joanne.
The supply continued: “Kevin has positively been influenced by the flip Joanne’s profession has taken since leaving Strictly.
“She was solely on it for 2 years however has turn into a number one girl in musical theatre off the again of it. He’s additionally planning to place much more time into his dance academy and want to discover extra work tasks along with his sister.”
Final evening a spokesman for Kevin stated he’s dedicated to the present.
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FATHER Christmas will need to have listened to the pleas of One Route followers – as Liam Payne has hinted the boyband would possibly reform later this month.
On the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 area he stated: “I spoke to Niall Horan the opposite day – we spent 4 hours on FaceTime. I noticed Louis Tomlinson over the course of X Issue however I haven’t seen Harry Types shortly.
“I believe that is the primary time we’ve all been in London on the identical time so it’s the closest we’ve been as a band for some time, so why not?”
It’s Rita drawer
RITA Ora will need to have scribbled herself a memo concerning the gig – and all up her gown and legs too judging by the graffiti-style gear she arrived in.
Singer Anne-Marie glammed up in a purple sequin frock whereas Halsey saved her cool in a really low-cut quantity, later revealing she was engaged on a brand new album.
Rita Ora attends the JingleBell Ball on the 02 Enviornment, London, in a graffiti type gown and tights[/caption]
The pop princess will need to have scribbled herself a word concerning the gig[/caption]
Additionally on the invoice final evening had been Olly Murs and James Arthur.
Jane’s in Brit parade
JANE McDonald has already gained the nation’s hearts, a Bafta and a reasonably lush job attending to cruise around the globe.
However now the skilled ocean-goer could also be getting a brand new accolade to her identify: Brit Award winner.
She launched her eighth studio album, Cruising With Jane McDonald, in June and in consequence is certified to be on the long-list of Brit contenders.
The TV presenter is eligible to be nominated for British Album Of The 12 months and British Feminine Artist, the place she would battle the likes of Jess Glynne, Rita Ora and Florence + The Machine forward of the ceremony in February. It would once more be hosted by Jack Whitehall.
Camila goes platinum
WHEN you’ve had a reasonably dazzling 12 months it’s solely proper that you simply match your outfit to your success.
This week Camila Cabello was offered with a plaque backstage to rejoice her debut album going platinum.
It options the hit singles Havana (already seven-times platinum) and By no means Be The Similar (two-times platinum).
And the previous Fifth Concord singer dazzled as soon as extra as she carried out in a sequin jumpsuit at Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis on Friday.
We suspect that with a brand new album within the pipeline subsequent 12 months, Camila will quickly be dripping in diamonds.
Pixie elfy for Xmas
PIXIE Geldof has misplaced 2st in 12 weeks by a physique transformation programme.
So it’s no marvel she regarded happy as punch (though we assume that’s off the menu) whereas paddle boarding in Barbados carrying a pink bikini.
Pixie Geldof has dropped an unbelievable 18 per cent physique fats[/caption]
Bob Geldof’s sprog seems utterly completely different in comparison with a 12 months in the past[/caption]
Educated by movie star private coach Sarah Lindsay – who additionally places Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Pixie Lott by their paces – the socialite, seen inset 12 months in the past, dropped an unbelievable 18 per cent physique fats.
Figuring out in London’s Roar gymnasium, hardcore Pixie – sprog of Dwell Assist boss Bob – received shredded by a combination of heavy weights and slay runs.
Ellie’s Doncaster dunking will get her set for marriage ceremony
ELLIE Goulding has been secretly baptised forward of her marriage ceremony to artwork supplier Caspar Jopling.
We will reveal the singer – who prefers to avoid discussing faith – was dunked six weeks in the past at All Saints Church in Frickley, Doncaster, close to her fiancé’s household dwelling.
And he or she even left her identify within the parish guide after the C of E ceremony.
It’s understood that the Love Me Like You Do singer will wed Caspar on the church subsequent June in an intimate ceremony. They may then maintain their reception on the close by Grade II stately dwelling Frickley Corridor, owned by Caspar’s mom’s household.
The couple, pictured, began relationship two years in the past and introduced their engagement in August, with Ellie describing Caspar as “essentially the most great individual” and stated she will’t wait to be his “giggly and loved- up spouse”. A supply stated: “It was a really lovely non secular ceremony which meant loads to each Ellie and Caspar.
“The explanation she received baptised there’s as a result of they determined they want to wed within the village church of Caspar’s household because it’s in a good, closed group.Then they will go to Frickey Corridor and host an enormous, super-fun bash.
“Ellie and Caspar have actually loved spending time away from hectic London life.
“They’ve each been seen on the small honest which the village holds yearly.”
A minimum of the local people have gotten the honest’s leisure sorted for the subsequent few years.
BILL Nighy has turn into as synonymous with Christmas as mince pies and turkey, due to his starring function as ageing rocker Billy Mack in Love Really.
And the star tried to avoid wasting the day when a Grinch sabotaged the festive lights switch-on in Hampstead, North London.
We hear organisers panicked when, 45 minutes earlier than the occasion began, they learnt vandals had minimize the cables in two locations.
The fireplace brigade and an electrician had been referred to as and managed to get a small set of fairy lights working, enabling Invoice to wrap them across the native vicar and “change” him on as a substitute of the close by tree.
Miley lays herself naked
MILEY Cyrus isn’t any stranger to laying herself naked on her tracks – and now she’s doing the identical in lodge rooms.
The pop star has taken London by storm throughout her promotion for brand spanking new single Nothing Breaks Like A Coronary heart – her collaboration with Mark Ronson – which has already shot to No 1 on iTunes within the UK.
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Forward of acting at G-A-Y nightclub within the UK’s capital on Friday evening, she posted this saucy lodge snap to rejoice.
We’ll follow busting out the champagne ourselves.
Robotic romps for Carey
CAREY Mulligan has revealed she insisted on conserving her bra on when filming intercourse scenes.
The British actress – married to pop’s Marcus Mumford – isn’t any stranger to stripping off alongside Hollywood’s main males, together with Leonardo DiCaprio, however says she didn’t get pleasure from her on-screen romps.
She stated: “I really feel I’ve to enter robotic mode to get by it, as a result of it’s simply so bizarre.”