Former Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton admits he ‘wasn’t doing as well as he made out’ 5 years ago

Kevin Clifton was a pro dancer on Strictly for six years (Picture: Getty)

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton reflected on the last five years of his life after admitting he wasn’t ‘doing as well.’

In 2013, the professional dancer, 40, made his debut on the hit BBC show, competing on his first show with Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and finishing in second place.

After finishing in second place for four years in a row followed by seventh place, three years ago Kevin won Strictly with his celebrity partner Stacey Dooley, who he’s been in a relationship with since 2019.

The star recently welcomed his first child Minnie with series 16 winner in January this year.

In his latest Instagram post, Kevin shared a series of throwback pictures of him on stage and another with Stacey.

‘Don’t like to talk about it too much in public but a few years ago I wasn’t always doin as well as I always tried to make out,’ he penned.

‘Today I’m celebrating the most wonderful past 5 yrs.’

Like many parents in the spotlight, the couple have chosen so far not to show their baby’s face, however, Stacey posted a gorgeous clip of new dad Kevin with his daughter in honour of Valentine’s Day.

Baby Minnie, who can be seen from the back, is wearing a sweet yellow cosy jumper with her name embroidered in pink.

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The couple announced they were expecting their first child last summer after around three years together (Picture: Getty)

Over the beautiful clip of father-and-daughter, Stacey placed the Tommy Blaize track My Girl.

Celebrating the romantic day, Stacey wrote: ‘My Valentines… the loves of my life.’

‘I dunno what I did to get SO lucky,’ she continued.

‘To the best dad and man in the world ….. happy vally’s darlin. Ps….. you’re on nights when u get home from tour!’

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The couple announced the arrival of their daughter in January by sharing a photo of an envelope with the words ‘Minnie’s parents’ scrawled across the front.

Stacey wrote: ‘Our Daughter is here. My little masterpiece! I’m COMPLETELY OBSESSED.’

The 36-year-old signed off: ‘Love you Minnie, Love you Kev x.’

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