Strictly's Kevin Clifton addresses ‘nightmare’ as he admits to ‘beating ...

KEVIN CLIFTON - who won Strictly Come Dancing with his now girlfriend Stacey Dooley in 2018 - has opened up about one "nightmare" he recently had and how he tends to think he's not good enough and beats himself up about it.

PUBLISHED: 19:41, Sat, Sep 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:24, Sat, Sep 5, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing's 2018 champion, Kevin Clifton, 37, spoke out about the "negative thoughts" he has about himself as he spoke to singer-songwriter Ricky Rojas on his self-titled podcast, The Kevin Clifton Show. The professional dancer admitted he suffers anxiety and often believes he isn't good enough.

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Beating myself up.

Kevin Clifton

It comes after Ricky told Kevin how he overcomes his negative thoughts by thinking the exact opposite.

He explained: "In your head, there are two animals, two wolves, there's a good one and a bad one.

"The one that you feed more will get stronger. If you're constantly doubting yourself, if you're constantly saying, 'Oh maybe I'm not good enough.' The negative thoughts will get stronger."

Ricky continued: "So as soon as I start doing that, I do the opposite and start thinking [about] how good I am. How awesome I am.

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"That gets me over it and then full steam ahead after that."

Kevin, who could seemingly relate to Ricky's comments, went on to explain a recent "nightmare" he had.

"It's so true, I was thinking of this. I have a tendency to have negative thoughts, beating myself up and getting anxiety over it and all that self-talk of you're not good enough," he confessed.

"I sort of tend towards that a lot. But I was thinking, literally two days ago, I had a nightmare and it was about something I've been thinking about a lot during that day."

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