Karen Clifton was seen out and about on Sunday, hours after the news of her ex husband Kevin’s new romance with his Strictly dance partner was revealed.
In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, Stacey Dooley’s ex boyfriend Sam Tucknott revealed he had confronted the documentary filmmaker about her romance with Kevin, after the pair won the Glitterball trophy in December.
Keeping quiet: Karen Clifton was seen out and about on Sunday, hours after the news of her ex husband Kevin’s new romance with his Strictly dance partner was revealed
Karen, 36, cut a solitary figure and she listened to music during her stroll in the sunshine on Sunday.
The dancer dressed down in a green coat and leggings, teamed with a t-shirt which read ‘Read Sweat Champagne.’
Meanwhile on Monday morning the Strictly star took to her Instagram Stories to reveal that rehearsals for the show’s Professionals tour start this week.
Woman’s best friend: The professional dancer, who divorced her Strictly Come Dancing co-star Kevin in 2018 after three years of marriage, was spotted walking her pet dogs
Kevin has not signed up for this year’s tour, meaning Karen will avoid a potentially awkward run-in with her ex.
Karen, who has remained close to and continued to dance with Kevin since their split a year ago, has so far remained quiet on the news of Kevin’s controversial new romance, but Stacey defended herself on Monday in a defiant tweet after her ex Sam Tucknott accused her of dumping him for Kevin.
The TV presenter, 32, wrote on Monday: ‘Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story.
Split: Karen, who has remained close to and continued to dance with Kevin since their split a year ago, has so far remained quiet on the news of Kevin’s controversial new romance
‘I haven’t got the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read on here. Re Sam, I loved him v much and only wish him happiness and success going forward.’
Stacey recently split from her boyfriend of five years Sam, 30, who branded Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ for sending flirty text messages to his ex.
Sam revealed he had confronted Kevin about his relationship with Stacey during a furious FaceTime call.
‘There are two sides to every story’: Stacey Dooley defended herself in a defiant tweet posted on Monday, after dumping her ex for Strictly lover Kevin (pictured)
He told the Mail on Sunday: ‘He went white. I just stuck it on him, “You’re an absolute rat. How you conducted yourself. Just a slippery, slimy snake.” He didn’t say a word. He looked petrified. He looked so shocked.’
‘I am so respectful of [Stacey], but I am gutted and I am disappointed and I feel so let down that she did not have the respect for me to tell me and just come clean.’
The fitness fanatic said Kevin – who he referred to as his ‘best mate’ – has since refused to meet and discuss the relationship ‘man-to-man’.
Hurt: Stacey’s ex boyfriend of five years Sam Tucknott, 30, branded Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ for sending flirty text messages to Stacey in an interview with the Mail On Sunday
Nothing bad to say: Stacey also asserted that she had loved her ex Sam very much and had nothing but kind words to say about him
During the interview, Sam, who split from Stacey after a five-year relationship in March, blamed the potential match on the intensive hours Kevin and the journalist spent together on Strictly.
He said all was well in their relationship until mid-November – when Stacey and Kevin were performing in Strictly Come Dancing – and he noticed flirty text messages from the dancer.
Karen meanwhile has moved on with opera singer boyfriend David Webb, who she was first spotted with in February 2018, weeks before she confirmed her split from Kevin.
Going strong: Karen meanwhile has moved on with opera singer boyfriend David Webb, who she was first spotted with in February 2018