Strictly’s Karen Clifton breaks her silence on ex Kevin’s relationship with Stacey Dooley and insists she’s ‘happy if he’s happy’

STRICTLY Come Dancing's Karen Clifton has broken her silence on ex Kevin's relationship with Stacey Dooley, insisting she's "happy if he's happy".

Stacey was the latest victim of the infamous Strictly Curse after she won last year's series of the BBC One dance show.

Stacey, 32, was loved-up with ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott throughout the competition, but the two broke up shortly afterwards – with the journalist moving swiftly on to her professional dance partner Kevin.

Meanwhile, Kevin and Karen married in 2015 but split in March of last year, remaining on good terms as they work together on the series.

Karen has not publicly commented on her ex's new romance, but broke her silence during an appearance on FUBAR Radio this week.

When asked about Kevin's relationship with Stacey, she said: "I don’t really know anything about that.


"When we go in [to rehearsals] we’re literally going crazy with all the routines. But you know what he looks extremely happy, so I’m happy that he's happy."

The 37-year-old beauty went on to insist that she doesn't feel awkward working alongside her ex-husband – insisting that there is "no drama" in the rehearsal studios.

She explained: "Most people think that we'd be like, 'Oh I don't like it', but no. Not at all. We laugh. There is no drama.

"I'm happy, he's happy, let's all be happy!

"I'm so proud of him and all the things he's been doing lately.

"For us, it's never been a problem and it never will be a problem. We're really cool."

The comments come shortly after Stacey lifted the lid on her and Kevin's romance, with the star usually opting to keep the matter private.

She told The Guardian last week: "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."

Stacey and Kevin confirmed their relationship shortly after Stacey's ex, Sam,  told The Sun Online that he accused Kevin of being a "rat" and a "snake" in a FaceTime video call after discovering he had been dating his ex.

He also told us that he blames Kevin for his break-up with girlfriend of five years Stacey, who he said he was planning to propose to.

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