Stacey Dooley may be heading out on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour next year, but her partner Kevin Clifton won’t be with her.
The professional has been forced to miss the tour due to his commitments to Rock of Ages, and Stacey is instead partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec – who teamed up with with Kate Silverton during the most recent series.
Kevin has now shared his thoughts on Stacey being paired with the other professional, and reckons she will be in safe hands.
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“Obviously I couldn’t do the tour because of my schedule,” he told RadioTimes.com. “I’d have loved to have done it if I was free.
“I think Aljaz is probably quite similar to me in terms of what I’m like to work with, neither of us are strict, we both prefer to have fun and encourage as opposed to being disciplinarian.
“I would really hate it if Stacey was going to someone who was going to scream and shout at her and all that, I’d be really uncomfortable with that actually, but no, I don’t think Aljaz is like that, so she’s in good hands.”
Stacey also praised Aljaz, saying: “Aljaz is a dream, I’m sure we’ll have an amazing time. Kevin is my partner so he’ll always be the guy I’ve learnt everything with, but Aljaz has always been very lovely, we’ve been pally since we began.
“I’ve never worked with Aljaz closely so I don’t know how he works but he’s a good guy so I’m sure it won’t be too stressful.”
The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 tour kicks off in January.
Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight (December 1) at 7.05pm, followed by the results show tomorrow (December 2) at 7.20pm.