Strictly star Kelvin Fletcher’s incredible love story and plans for huge family

Ex-Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has won an army of new fans with his Strictly dance floor moves.

The hunky actor has consistently been close to the top of the leaderboard, wowing judges with the shapes he's been throwing with pro partner, Oti Mabuse.

And Kelvin is making sure he's taking his training regime VERY seriously now he's one of the favourites to win the Glitterball trophy.

His training day starts at 5am and he works with Oti for 12 hours a day to make sure he knows their routine perfectly.

Kelvin has also increased his daily calories to a whopping 3,000 and always drinks four litres of water a day.

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He said: "I’m on my feet all day. It’s quite tiring, so I’ve always been quite pro carbs – I think they’re a great thing. I probably eat about 300-350g of carbs a day.

"About 160g of protein, about 60-80g of fat, which I think is about 2,500-3,000 calories.

"Carbs get a bad press, but they’re pretty important. I’ve stayed pretty lean, I’m about five kilos lighter than I was a couple of months ago.

"Which is fine, I think – it helps with the dancing."

After learning his routine every Monday, Kelvin makes sure he knows it off by heart by Tuesday lunch time.

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The rest of the week is then spent making sure every step is perfect.

But all of this training is keeping Kelvin away from the love of life, wife Elizabeth.

The couple have known each other since they were children and finally got together around 10 years ago.

And almost exactly four years ago, on November 28, 2015, Kelvin and Elizabeth tied the knot at a stunning wedding at One Mayfair in London.

But Kelvin always knew Elizabeth was the girl for him.

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He told Hello: "I knew I wanted to marry Liz omn the day I met her."

Their wedding venue was transformed into a magical wonderland and filled with white roses and candles.

But nothing was as stunning for Kelvin as seeing his bride make her way up the aisle towards him.

He said: "She took my breath away. She looked so beautiful."

Elizabeth, who has been good pals with former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan, also reduced her friend to tears when she saw her in her gown.

Michelle said: "I was sitting with friends and we burst into tears when we saw her."

Kelvin finally popped the question because the couple wanted to start a family.

Since their wedding, they have had daughter, Marnie, and son, Milo.

But there are big plans for the Fletchers, with Kelvin admitting he would like at least five children.

He said: "We didn't need a piece of paper to prove anything because we know we love each other."

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