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Strictly’s Kevin Clifton believes he had coronavirus in January after falling ‘really ill’ with Covid-19 symptoms


Strictly’s Kevin Clifton believes he had coronavirus in January (Picture: ITV / Rex)Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton believes he was struck down with coroanvirus back in January this year. The star, who has since quit the dancing show, has explained how he fell ill with Covid-19 symptoms while attending rehearsals for The Wedding Singer.

And now, after the UK was sent into lockdown by Boris Johnson, the 37-year-old can’t help but feel that he was one of the first people in the country to suffer from the virus. ‘I remember in January I was really ill, just before I started rehearsals for The Wedding Singer, the musical,’ he told The Sun before adding: ‘I was really ill and then going into rehearsals I remember having really heavy flu.

‘I kept coughing all the time and I had a fever and they are some of the things they are talking about with coronavirus.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThe professional dancer went onto confirm: ‘I am staying indoors and only going out for essentials like everyone else.’
Kevin is social distancing with his girlfriend Stacey Dooley (Picture: Stacey Dooley / Instagram)The star is currently social distancing with his girlfriend Stacey Dooley, who recently returned to the UK after soaking up the sun in Portugal.

The pair jetted off on holiday together after Kevin announced he’d quit the dancing competition after seven years of being on the show. Since sparking up a relationship back in 2018, the couple have chosen to keep their romance pretty private.Explaining why, Stacey told The Guardian: ‘Kev and I have agreed not to go into too much detail about our private lives because you can’t really indulge that and then ask for privacy.


He recently quit Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: ITV)‘That’s why we’ve turned down interviews that have offered us tens of thousands of pounds. What I am happy to say is Kev’s amazing, I’m happy, life happens, I’ve got an amazing career and I’m very lucky.’However, the journalist couldn’t resist posting a rare PDA praising her man on his Strictly career, after his exit.

She gushed: ‘I could burst with pride. Undeniably, the most successful pro on Strictly. ‘Won everything, treated everyone with respect and kindness, worked SO bloody hard and now, leaving on a high. You will always be the King of Strictly.’Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to the BBC later this year.

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