Karen and Kevin Clifton are BOTH back on Strictly Come Dancing this year

After much speculation, it's been announced that the former couple are returning to the ballroom this autumn

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Kevin Clifton and Karen Clifton WILL be back on Strictly Come Dancing this year, it has been confirmed.

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There had been much speculation whether one or both of them would be returning to the BBC1 show in the autumn after the real-life couple announced their separation in March.

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However, the BBC have now announced that they will both participate in the professional line-up for the upcoming series.

RadioTimes.com recently spoke to Kevin and Karen about returning to Strictly.

The professional dance partners said they “hoped” to be back for Strictly this year – but at the time were yet to hear anything.

“It’s such a great show and we have a great time every year. So hopefully when we get that call, they’ll still want us around,” said Kevin.

Well, it looks like they did!

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 this autumn