Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton has been ‘really ill’ and believes he caught coronavirus in January – The Sun


EX-STRICTLY Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton believes he contracted coronavirus in January.

The star, 37, who announced he was leaving the show earlier this month, has revealed he suffered symptoms of COVID-19 at the start of the year.

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He said: "I remember in January I was really ill, just before I started rehearsals for The Wedding Singer, the musical. I was really ill and then going into rehearsals I remember having really heavy flu.

"I kept coughing all the time and I had a fever and they are some of the things they are talking about with Coronavirus.

"I am staying indoors and only going out for essentials like everyone else."

Grimsby-born Kevin has been self-isolating with dance partner-turned girlfriend Stacey Dooley, 33.

He said: "We are at a big threat at the moment with this. I am alright.

"I think it is the best thing to staying anyway at the moment as that is the best way we are going to help. Although I slightly wonder if I might have already had it at some point.

"I think there are a lot of people wondering if they have had Coronarivus or not. Because we don't know. Some of us show milder symptoms."

The telly fave is planning on launching some dance classes online for people to do at home with his sister, fellow ex-Strictly dancer Joanne, 36.

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He said: "I keep wondering what to do because I have seen a lot of people doing these online sessions with everyone.

"Obviously me and my sister Joanne have been doing a few course of online dance classes. It is something we started a year ago anyway.

"But I am seeing a lot of people doing online live classes from home. There are plenty of people doing that so I feel like I want to engage with everyone."

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