• Kevin Clifton's sister Joanne reflects on Strictly champion's 'tough' year with sweet throwback

    Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton was overcome with emotion when her brother Kevin Clifton lifted up this year's Glitter ball trophy - so much so that she took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute, in which she reflected on Kevin's "tough" year. "Still tearing up this morning seeing this picture..," she wrote on Sunday. "What a year he's had... I can't even tell you just how much last night meant for him." Heaping praise on his dance partner Stacey Dooley, she added: "@sjdooley I can't thank you enough! Just for being so incredible, working so hard,

  • Stacey Dooley laughs off Strictly final wardrobe malfunction - and reveals the underwear doesn't belong to her

    Stacey Dooley has joked about the unfortunate wardrobe malfunction which sent Strictly Come Dancing viewers into overdrive during Saturday's grand final. Appearing on Monday's This Morning with dance partner Kevin Clifton, the 31-year-old laughed off the situation and claimed that her flesh-coloured undies don't actually belong to her. "I'm sure people back home thought it was no surprise, at least it was massive underwear," she teased. "It's like a built-in body suit, so they're not even my own knickers." "I didn't even realise," she added. "I was just, like [doing the steps], and after the girls from wardrobe were like,

  • Strictly's Oti Mabuse responds to Cheryl rift rumours with defiant post

    Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse has responded to claims which suggest she and her Greatest Dancer co-star Cheryl have not been getting along. Taking to Instagram on Monday, the professional dancer shared a defiant post alongside a snap of the stars embracing during a recent photo-call. "Imagine a world where two women work together with love, support and nothing but sisterhood... THERE [is] ABSOLUTELY NO TENSION between @cherylofficial and myself," wrote Oti. "This beautiful woman has been nothing but caring, accepting and guiding towards me, she’s funny, smart and honest." The post comes shortly after a report in The