Although he is not returning to the main show, the 40-year-old dancer – who announced his departure from the series in 2020 – will act as the resident choreography expert on the spin-off series, Strictly: It Takes Two.
Kevin will be filling in for his sister Joanne Clifton, who tends to act as the dance expert. During a chat with Joanne, It Takes Two's new host Fleur East said: "Choreography corner is a family affair this year isn't it Joanne?" To which the professional dancer replied: "Yes it's someone called Kevin, don't know if you know him, he came second in 2016 when I won."
Back in March 2020, Kevin shocked Strictly fans when he announced his departure after seven "wonderful years". Just a year prior, the dancing favourite had won the 2018 series with his now-girlfriend Stacey Dooley.
"Since first being called 'Kevin From Grimsby' by Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2013 I have experienced the highs of 5 finals, winning a Guinness World record on It Takes Two, the Strictly Arena tour glitterball and then the ultimate of winning the 2018 series with Stacey Dooley," he said at the time.
"After finishing last series with the Children in Need trophy and the Christmas Special I want to leave on a high and have therefore decided the time has come to move on and focus on other areas of my life and career."
Kevin has yet to address his return, but over the weekend, he could not help but share a throwback picture with one of his former dancer partners, Susanna Reid. "Debuting on @bbcstrictly 10 yrs ago w @susannareid100," he wrote on social media. "I'm in the USA at the moment and can't watch the show. Tell me everything!!"
In recent years, the pro dancer has gone on to star in musicals including Singing In The Rain and Strictly Ballroom alongside fellow Strictly alum Maisie Smith. Earlier this year, he became a father to his daughter Minnie, whom he shares with his girlfriend Stacey.