Who is Kevin Clifton? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professional dancer guide

Will it be fifth time lucky for this four-time finalist?

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals: Kevin Clifton

Age: 34

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Born: Waltham, Lincolnshire.

Twitter: @keviclifton

Instagram: keviclifton

Strictly wins: 0. Kevin has come an agonising second place on the show for four years running.

Which Strictly celebrity has Kevin been paired with? Susan Calman

Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton on Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Kevin Clifton?

Frequently referred to as “Kevin from Grimsby”, Kevin boasts an impressive record since joining as a professional in 2013, having worked on the show as an assistant choreographer the year before. Coming from a dancing family (both his parents are former World Champions) he danced competitively until 2007.

Training in Latin and Ballroom as a child, he is a four time British Latin Champion and boasts a hefty International Open resume, having won titles in Italy, Japan, Finland, Taiwan, Slovakia and many more. On Strictly he has been a finalist on each of his four years on the show, and competes with his wife Karen, who has been a professional for one year more than him.

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During his time on the show, Kevin has been paired with Susanna Reid, Frankie Bridge, Kellie Bright and last year, Louise Redknapp.


Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals

Janette Manrara

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Oti Mabuse

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Karen Clifton


Katya Jones


Dianne Buswell

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Nadiya Bychkova

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Amy Dowden

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Chloe Hewitt

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Aljaz Skorjanec

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Giovanni Pernice

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AJ Pritchard

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Gorka Marquez

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Pasha Kovalev

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Kevin Clifton

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Brendan Cole

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Anton Du Beke

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Neil Jones

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