It wasn’t easy for Kevin Clifton to get onto BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, as “Kevin from Grimsby” revealed he was given two nos before landing his role as one of the professional dancers. Kevin has now explained the reason why the bosses didn’t like him.
It’s a really big deal to be on Strictly, and it will open some doors as well.
Kevin opened up to TV presenter and author, Katie Piper about the slow and challenging process he went through to land his gig with Strictly in her podcast Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People.
The ballroom dancer explained he always thought that Strictly would be a good idea, but it took him a longer time than he expected to land a job.
He explained: “It’s a really big deal to be on Strictly, and it will open some doors as well.”
While Kevin was working with Burn the Floor, he had heard that Strictly were holding a training day, and how he found out why the bosses didn’t like him.
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“I found out from someone in the inside what their problem with me was the image,” the dancer revealed.
This followed on from when Kevin previously tried to impress the Strictly bosses in a Skype call, where he changed his style to a goth look, which appeared to do the opposite of winning them over.
The Strictly pro then explained what the training day was like for the professional dancers.
He added: “They’re looking at how you’re interacting with your partner, how to talk to the camera.”
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