Stacey Dooley ‘MOVES IN with beau Strictly beau Kevin Clifton just weeks after confirming romance’
Stacey Dooley has reportedly moved into her boyfriend Kevin Clifton’s London home, just weeks after confirming their romance.
The journalist, 32, is said to have settled into the 36-year-old dancer’s flat for the past week, leaving the Brighton home she shared with ex Sam Tucknott following their split in March.
A source told The Sun: ‘Stacey needed somewhere else to live. Kevin has been really relaxed about letting her stay and so far it’s working really well.’
The insider added: ‘Stacey is not sure whether she’ll stay for good but for now it’s a good place for her to set up base.’
MailOnline has contacted Stacey and Kevin’s representatives for further comment.
The reports follow Kevin’s touching tribute to Stacey during another performance from his current dance tour Burn The Floor.
Grimsby native Kevin reportedly blew a kiss to his girlfriend, who was sat proudly watching from the audience alongside his sister Joanne.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Stacey was really into the performance and spent the night dancing and videoing Kevin’s dance moves.
‘At one point, he blew her a very public kiss from the stage showing that he was thinking of her.
‘Kevin also told the audience that Burn The Floor has helped him during his tumultuous personal life as it’s a place he can come to and focus his mind.’
Kevin and Stacey’s relationship has been marred with controversy as she was in a five-year romance with personal trainer Sam, 30, when she joined the show.
When the pair split in March, it was reported that he confronted Kevin about his relationship with Stacey in a furious FaceTime call.
He claims he called Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ when he discovered flirty text messages sent to his ex after they separated.
Sam told the Mail On Sunday last month: ‘He went white. I just stuck it on him, “You’re an absolute rat. How you conducted yourself. Just a slippery, slimy snake.” He didn’t say a word. He looked petrified. He looked so shocked.
‘I am so respectful of [Stacey], but I am gutted and I am disappointed and I feel so let down that she did not have the respect for me to tell me and just come clean.’
The fitness enthusiast said all was well in their relationship until mid-November – when Stacey and Kevin were performing in the BBC competition series – and he noticed flirty text messages from the dancer.
But by the end of March, the couple had made arrangements to separate and for Stacey to move out of their Brighton home.
Competing on Strictly requires hard work and often draws competitors away from their families, creating rifts between loved ones. This phenomenon is known as the Strictly curse and has led to several divorces and breakups.
A series of couples have fallen victim to the curse since the show’s inception in 2004, including Natasha Kaplinsky, Ben Cohen, Louise and Jamie Redknapp, and more recently Neil and Katya Jones.
The show is also responsible for forming new romances, with lovebirds Giovanni Pernice and Ashley Roberts and Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell embarking on romances following the 2018 series.