His girlfriend Stacey Dooley announced on Friday that she was pregnant with their first child.
And dad-to-be Kevin Clifton beamed with joy as he was later congratulated by his Strictly Ballroom cast mates as they took a break from rehearsals at lunchtime.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he stood among his pals amid the exciting news he was set to become a father.
Congratulations! Dad-to-be Kevin Clifton beamed with joy as he was later congratulated by his Strictly Ballroom cast mates as they took a break from rehearsals at lunchtime
Mum-to-be: TV presenter Stacey, 35, revealed she and dancer Kevin are expecting as she showed off a picture of her growing bump on Instagram earlier on Friday
Kevin cut a casual figure for his day of training, teaming a black WrestleMania sweater with faded black joggers and lace-up trainers.
The star clutched onto a drink and was seen with a bag full of food as his companions threw their arms in the air in celebration.
TV presenter Stacey, 35, revealed she and dancer Kevin are expecting as she showed off a picture of her growing bump on Instagram earlier on Friday.
Baby news! Kevin also shared the same picture at the same time and sweetly wrote: ‘We’re having a baby! ❤️❤️❤️ And I think my girl @staceydooley looks beautiful pregnant’
She wrote: ‘Gaaaaaaang… We are having a baby! So bloody delighted. Kev, you’re magic, I love youuuu.
‘(Was becoming impossible to hide and if one more person asks me if I’ve had my tits done in LA I’m gonna scream). Here goessssssss.’
Kevin also shared the same picture at the same time and sweetly wrote: ‘We’re having a baby! ❤️❤️❤️ And I think my girl @staceydooley looks beautiful pregnant.
Her long-term boyfriend Kevin was the first to react in the comments section, gushing back to his girlfriend: ‘Love you.’
Looking good: Stacey hid her bump behind a black top as she left the TV studios in Manchester on Wednesday
Surprise! The dancer was seen celebrating the news while rehearsing with his Strictly Ballroom co-stars on Friday
Thrilled: The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he stood among his pals amid the exciting news he was set to become a father
Happy: Kevin cut a casual figure for his day of training, teaming a black WrestleMania sweater with faded black joggers and lace-up trainers
Supportive: Kevin’s friends couldn’t hide their delight over his good news
Thrilled fans and celebrity pals were quick to congratulate the couple in the comment section.
Laura Whitmore penned: ‘So delighted for you guys!! Congrats’
Strictly star Dianne Buswell wrote: ‘Omg so exciting congratulations’
Olivia Attwood said: ‘Omg congratulations,’ with several love hearts and crying emojis.
Love: Kevin and Stacey were crowned Strictly champions in 2018 after winning viewers’ hearts with their incredible partnership.
Romance: Her long-term boyfriend Kevin was the first to react in the comments section, gushing back to his girlfriend: ‘Love you.’
Happy news: Thrilled fans and celebrity pals were quick to congratulate the couple in the comment section
It comes as Kevin left fans in hysterics as he suffered an embarrassing tech blunder while announcing his girlfriend Stacey’s pregnancy.
The couple revealed they were expecting their first child together as they took to their various social media accounts to share a picture of Stacey baring her baby bump.
After announcing the news on Instagram, Kevin then tweeted the same picture but forgot to crop off the bottom of the picture that exposed his camera roll, revealing the pair had taken several snaps of Stacey’s bump before settling on an image.
He captioned the shot: ‘We’re having a baby. Look how beautiful Stace looks.’
‘This is not the way to do it!’: It comes as Kevin left fans in hysterics as he suffered an embarrassing tech blunder while announcing his girlfriend Stacey’s pregnancy
Have you ever tweeted a photo before? One fan gently poked fun at the blunder
One fan gently poked fun at the blunder as they tweeted: ‘Congratulations, but have you ever tweeted a photo before? Because this is not the way to do it.’
In December, the couple sparked engagement after Stacey sported a band on her ring finger in an Instagram post.
The pair were seen eating dinner, sharing a plate of dessert which had the word ‘Congratulations’ piped in chocolate
Stacey previously revealed she had gone through a crisis about being childless at 35 after filming for her new documentary earlier this year.
She was forced to dig deep during her 10-day stay with the Sisters of St Hilda’s Priory Order of the Holy Paraclete in Whitby, North Yorkshire for her new show.
She told The Sun how the experience – which saw her living alongside the nuns – made her prioritise her life at home with Kevin.
Loved up: Stacey hinted at wedding bells with Kevin Clifton, 39, after showcasing a band on her engagement finger back in December
Outing: Kevin followed closely behind his girlfriend after a day of filming her new documentary
Kevin and Stacey were crowned Strictly champions in 2018 after winning viewers’ hearts with their incredible partnership.
Months later, in 2019, it was revealed the pair with dating, after Stacey split from her long-term boyfriend Sam Tucknott.
Sam then confronted Kevin about his relationship with Stacey in a furious FaceTime call.
Ex: Stacey pictured with her former boyfriend Sam Tucknott who she split with in 2019
The personal trainer claimed he called Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ when he discovered flirty text messages sent to his ex after they separated.
Strictly Come Dancing stars who have children
- Former contestant Rachel Riley and her husband Pasha Kovalev (who used to be a professional on the show) gave birth to their daughter Mave in December 2019
- Pro dancer Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson, who was on the show, share daughter Mia
- Former Strictly professional Kristina Rihanoff had a baby in 2016 with her dance partner Ben Cohen
- Aliona Vilani, who won Strictly in 2015, had a baby girl with her husband Vincent Kavanagh in 2017
- Former Strictly professional Artem Chigvintsev and his fiancée Nikki Bella became first-time parents to a boy called Matteo in 2020
He told the Mail on Sunday: ‘He went white. I just stuck it on him, ‘You’re an absolute rat. How you conducted yourself. Just a slippery, slimy snake.’ He didn’t say a word. He looked petrified. He looked so shocked.’
‘I am so respectful of [Stacey], but I am gutted and I am disappointed and I feel so let down that she did not have the respect for me to tell me and just come clean.’
Meanwhile Stacey is heading back to the ballroom as she creates a new documentary for BBC.
The TV personality, who is known for creating documentaries, has gone back to the Blackpool ballroom to produce the Ballroom Dance Festival show.
Stacey, who lifted the Glitterball trophy in 2018 on the popular BBC dance competition, said she ‘was hooked’ the minute she got involved with ballroom.
The documentary will give BBC viewers remarkable insight into the real-life tears and triumphs of the hopefuls competing for the British Open Champion title.
Coaches and trainers will reveal all the behind the scenes that the dance has to offer as Stacey’s company Little Dooley will produce the dazzling show.
Stacey said: ‘The minute I was introduced to the extraordinary world of ballroom, and Latin I was hooked!
‘The culture, the passion, the dedication, the anecdotes, the sequins…! We are hoping to deliver an insightful, thrilling look into an iconic scene that has until now, felt relatively undiscovered. And I really can’t wait!’
Happier times: Kevin was married to his fellow Strictly pro, Karen Clifton, 39, for three years before they split in 2018 (pictured in July 2018)
Over: Karen went on to date opera singer David Webb (pictured in April 2019), but they have sadly split
Past love: Meanwhile, Kevin was previously married to Clare Craze from 2007 after meeting two years before in a salsa bar. They split in 2010 (pictured in 2009)