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‘This is something I talked about when I was there’: Kevin Clifton reveals he was open to being a same-sex couple on Strictly … as he does allusion to a return to the series

Kevin Clifton has revealed he was open to being part of a same-sex couple when he was a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking to presenter Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the 38-year-old star said it was ‘something he talked about’ when he was on the show.

Strictly made history last year with his first gay couple of boxer Nicola Adams and partner Katya Jones but there has never been an official male couple.

Revelations: Kevin Clifton said he was open to being part of a same-sex couple when he was a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

On the show, Susanna asked if two men could do it next, to which Kevin replied, “ I don’t see why not!

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“ I don’t know I’m not on the conversations, it’s something I talked about when I was there, I told them in terms of different partners, I said that it was a great idea. ”

He then hinted that he might come back to the series in the future saying, ‘Never say never, I have a good rally relationship with them, that’s a really good show’, when he was asked if he could come back.

Last November, the former Strictly champion expressed regret for leaving the show after all of his theatrical work was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Open: Speaking to presenter Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the 38-year-old star said it was 'something he talked about' when he was on the show

Open: Speaking to presenter Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the 38-year-old star said it was ‘something he talked about’ when he was on the show

The professional dancer, who won the show alongside his girlfriend Stacey Dooley in 2018, announced he was leaving the program seven years before the lockdown last year.

However, her lead role in Craig Revel Horwood’s musical Strictly Ballroom in the West End is currently being postponed until later this year.

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Speaking on his podcast, he said: ‘Who knows if I’ll come back to Strictly, never say never.

Optimist: On the show, Susanna asked if two men could do it next, to which Kevin replied, `` I don't see why not!  ''

Optimist: On the show, Susanna asked if two men could do it next, to which Kevin replied, “ I don’t see why not! ”

“I think if I learned anything, it’s that you never close the door.

“You just don’t know how things are going to turn out.

“ I thought I was going to be on stage all year and all of a sudden it doesn’t happen anymore. ”

Also at Wednesday’s GMB, the star opened up about how he faced a year-long lockdown, which hit the entertainment industry hard.

Winners!  Kevin Strictly's last appearance on the series was on the December 2019 Christmas Special alongside Debbie McGee.

Winners! Kevin Strictly’s last appearance on the series was on the December 2019 Christmas Special alongside Debbie McGee.

He said: ‘It was pretty crazy because there were so many different projects that I was involved in that kept getting postponed and now I can finally say I’m joining the cast of the adaptation of War of The Worlds by Jeff Wayne.

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“ There’s a bridge that crosses the audience, a live orchestra on stage, it’s a huge production, and I play the artillery man. ”

Kevin Strictly’s last appearance on the series was on the December 2019 Christmas Special alongside Debbie McGee.

The ballroom professional managed to leave the much-loved show on a high note as the dancing duo were crowned winners of the annual special.

Kevin joined the Strictly lineup in 2013 and reached the final four times before eventually being crowned Series Champion with Stacey Dooley in 2018.

His last streak on the show saw him and presenter Anneka Rice be the second couple eliminated.

Goodbye for now: The dancer, who won the show alongside girlfriend Stacey Dooley in 2018, announced he was leaving the show seven years before the lockdown last year

Goodbye for now: The dancer, who won the show alongside girlfriend Stacey Dooley in 2018, announced he was leaving the show seven years before the lockdown last year

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