KEVIN CLIFTON, who is a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing 2019, has revealed a big move away from the BBC series as he took to Twitter and revealed some exciting news alongside his sister Joanne Clifton yesterday.
Kevin Clifton, 37, who made his debut on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2013, shared a post where he revealed he would be returning to the theatre stage for the ballroom show Burn The Floor alongside his sister Joanne Clifton, 36. This will be the first time the siblings have toured together.
In view of his 245,000 Twitter followers, Kevin retweeted a post from the Victoria Theatre, which read: “KEVIN CLIFTON is back with the BURN THE FLOOR cast on Sunday 12 April…and this time @keviclifton will be joined by his sister @joanneclifton. The famous siblings will tour together for the very first time & will play on their individual successes.”(sic)
The post was accompanied with a video clip, which showed the pair preparing for a photoshoot for their big tour.
Kevin said: “Hey everybody, it’s Joanne and Kevin Clifton here,” with Joanne adding: “We’re here doing our photoshoot today for Burn The Floor”.
Fans flocked to comment on the post, as one person said: “Can’t wait!”
Another person chimed: “Yes, have my tickets and very excited,” while a third person added: “Oh, yes!”
The brother and sister duo will hit the stage for their tour in April next year.
Burn The Floor is a live dance show which has been performed worldwide, and has featured a host of Strictly faces including Kevin, his former wife Karen Clifton and Pasha Kovalev.
Meanwhile, the Grimsby-born performer has recently hinted he has set his sights on a new profession as he teased a huge career change.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Kevin admitted he loves wrestling more than dancing, after responding to a Twitter user.
Producer, Tim Prottey-Jones, said to the professional dancer: “@keviclifton Woah… hold the phone… you watch wrestling??!!”
“Why are we only just finding this out about this now?? You’re my new favourite!”
“Lifelong wrestling fan mate,” Kevin responded. “I love it more than dancing!”
Kevin and girlfriend, Stacey Dooley, attended WWE Raw in London back in May on a date night.
Meanwhile, the Strictly star recently stepped in for fellow pro-dancer Neil Jones on the show after the latter sustained an injury during rehearsals two weeks ago.
Kevin took to the dance floor with Alex Scott – who is currently partnered with Neil – and the dancing duo scored her highest scores of the series.
But Neil has since confirmed he will be returning to Strictly tonight.
Speaking to Gethin Jones on spin-off show It Takes Two, Alex confirmed she’d be “dancing with my normal partner”, with Neil announcing: “I’m back!”
He said: “It’s great to be back. You know, [Alex] has been doing so well every week, and Kevin, I have to say thank you because Kevin has been there all the way.
“He’s been great this week, and we couldn’t have done it without him.”
Alex and Neil will be performing a Jive to Chubby Checker’s Let’s Twist Again, which they’ll hope can land them a spot in Blackpool next week.