'It’s tough’ Strictly star Kelvin Fletcher opens up about spending time ...

Kelvin Fletcher, 36, has revealed “it’s always hard” to spend time apart from his wife Liz Marsland and their young children Marnie and Milo. The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 winner is currently away from home for the BBC show’s Live Tour and has been working hard with dance partner Janette Manrara.

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In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk at the launch of the touring production, the former Emmerdale actor was quizzed on whether he finds it difficult missing out on quality time with his other half and their family due to his Strictly commitments.

He divulged: “Yeah, I guess like any couple and working parents, it’s always hard, but this is what we love to do.”

Kelvin went on to admit that although he finds it “tough” to be away from loved ones, he couldn’t resist the “opportunity” to continue pursuing his dance skills in “incredible arenas” on the tour. 

He added: “We’ve been gifted with the opportunity to perform in these incredible arenas around the country. 

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Kelvin FletcherKelvin Fletcher opens up about spending time apart from wife (Image: WENN•INSTAGRAM•KELVINFLETCHER)

Kelvin Fletcher Strictly tourKelvin Fletcher is away from home performing on the Strictly Live Tour (Image: GETTY)

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“It’s tough being away from loved ones, but they can all come and watch us anyway so they’re all coming to support us.”

Kelvin also gushed about his new partnership with Janette after being paired up with Oti Mabuse for the series last year.

He said: “I love dancing with Janette, we’ve bonded straight away. 

“I think that’s the amazing thing about the professional dancers, they’re all so incredible and I’m really lucky to have the lovely Janette.”

Kelvin Fletcher wifeKelvin Fletcher is married to Liz Marsland (Image: INSTAGRAM•KELVINFLETCHER)

Kelvin Fletcher InstagramKelvin Fletcher is dancing with Janette Manrara on the tour (Image: GETTY)

The professional Ballroom and Latin dancer echoed Kelvin’s sentiment, adding: “We’ve

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