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KEVIN CLIFTON - who announced his decision to leave Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year - has hit back at a Twitter user who aimed criticism at Diversity after the pro praised Ashley Banjo for the group's Black Lives Matter performance on Britain's Got Talent.

PUBLISHED: 21:12, Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:12, Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton, 37, has hit back after a Twitter troll took aim at his post, which he shared in support of Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity. Kevin praised the dancers for their Black Lives Matter routine, which they performed on the ITV show earlier this month.

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It comes after Diversity star Ashley Banjo spoke out after the group’s performance sparked a record number of Ofcom complaints.

The TV regulator recently confirmed they would not be taking any action in response to the dance.

Ashley wrote on social media: “Creativity is always a leap of faith. All I did what was what felt right and I’d do it 100 times over... Sending love to everyone that stood by us.”

Kevin retweeted the BGT judge’s post in view of his 248,000 followers and replied: “I would be delighted to see you do it again and again. 

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Kevin CliftonKevin Clifton hits back at criticism after praising Diversity’s BGT dance (Image: ITV)

Kevin CliftonKevin Clifton praised Diversity for their Black Lives Matter performance (Image: ITV)

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“Art is there to move people, challenge people, create emotion, make people think, express and entertain. I loved the piece and applaud you for doing it.”

Unfortunately, the ballroom and Latin dancer faced criticism for his supportive message.

A social media user replied to him in a now-deleted tweet: “Will you be doing a dance to highlight the deaths of any white people?”

Kevin was quick to hit back alongside an eye rolling emoji: “No. But Strictly have done a number every year around remembrance today remembering the deaths of soldiers, many of them white. 

 

Kevin CliftonKevin Clifton shared his support for Diversity on Twitter (Image: TWITTER)

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