Strictly's Kevin Clifton claims he begged bosses to be paired with Stacey Dooley

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Kevin Clifton claims he BEGGED Strictly bosses to be paired with Stacey Dooley... and even called in a favour with one of the choreographers

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 01:04 BST, 3 May 2020 | Updated: 09:29 BST, 3 May 2020

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Strictly Come Dancing ex-star Kevin Clifton has claimed he was so desperate to be paired with eventual champion Stacey Dooley, he called in a favour with one of the choreographers.

The dancer, 37, made the surprise admission on his new podcast, revealing that he wanted to dance with the broadcaster, 33, after becoming a fan of her documentaries.

Stacey and Kevin went onto be crowned Strictly champions in 2018 and have now been dating since April 2019.

Really? Strictly Come Dancing ex-star Kevin Clifton has claimed he was so desperate to be paired with Stacey Dooley (pictured), he called in a favour with one of the choreographers

Really? Strictly Come Dancing ex-star Kevin Clifton has claimed he was so desperate to be paired with Stacey Dooley (pictured), he called in a favour with one of the choreographers

Speaking on the latest episode of The Kevin Clifton Show podcast, Kevin admitted he called in a favour with Strictly choreographer Jason Gilkison, who he worked with on the Burn The Floor tour.

He said: 'I was a fan of your documentaries and for the last couple of years I'd tweeted you a few times, going 'I really liked your documentary', and you were like, ''Oh cheers Kev!''

'So yeah, I was like ''Stacey Dooley's wicked. She'll be really interesting... great just to talk to about her experiences.''

Dynamic duo: The dancer made the surprise admission on his new podcast, revealing that he was desperate to dance with Stacey after becoming a fan of her documentaries

Dynamic duo: The dancer made the surprise admission on his new podcast, revealing that he was desperate to dance with Stacey after becoming a fan of her documentaries

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'Once I heard you were doing it, I said to Jason, ''Remember that time when I had broken shins and it was the difference between Burn The Floor going bust or going to Broadway?''

'You (Jason) were like ''I need you to give a big performance tonight'' and I was, ''Yes I'll do it. I'll take lots of

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