Kevin and Stacey

Kevin Clifton hits back at Strictly viewer after dance criticism

Did you enjoy Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton's commercial routine?

Emmy Griffiths

Kevin Clifton has hit back at a Strictly Come Dancing fan who criticised his choice of dance on the popular reality show, and politely pointed out how the Twitter user was mistaken. Replying to a now-deleted tweet which appears to have given Kevin and Stacey Dooley's commercial routine a less than favourable review, Kevin replied: "It doesn't have to be street. It was a commercial routine which is one of the categories of couple's choice this year." His fans were quick to support him, with one person writing: "Don't feel like you have to justify yourself to these people Kev. You've been doing this for so long, hence the word 'professional'."

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Stacey and Kevin performed a commercial routine

Others were quick to praise the pair's dance routine to Empire State of Mind, with comedienne Sarah Millican writing: "My favourites again. Pulling it out of the bag week after week. Loved it," while another fan wrote: "OMG I cried at your amazingness! Epic! Inspiring! Rewind, play, again and again!! After the week you have had. I am in awe! 10s across the board should have been." He also retweeted his partner from 2017, Susan Calman, who wrote: "I thought @StaceyDooley and @keviclifton were, as always, breath-taking and magnificent."

READ: Strictly fans speculate over Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton kiss

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Fans recently speculated whether Kevin and Stacey kissed on Saturday night's show after hiding their faces behind a hat for a few moments at the end of the dance. Teasing the pair on social media, one fan tweeted: "Don't kiss her behind the hat, Kevin, you know what happened to Seann," before another added: "'Imagine tomorrow's papers with what happens behind the hat #Strictly." Although the pair are clearly good friends, Stacey's boyfriend Sam Tucknott was in the audience to cheer her on last Saturday, looking extremely proud of his girlfriend.

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