Stacey Dooley’s furious ex SLAMS ‘snake’ Kevin Clifton amid dating claims

Sam Tucknott split from Stacey last month after a five-year relationship

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

by Nathan Katnoria |

Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley is said to be dating dance partner Kevin Clifton after her ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott found ‘secret texts’ from Kevin declaring his love on Stacey’s phone.

Stacey was partnered with professional dancer Kevin, who split from wife Karen last year, on the last series of Strictly and they eventually went on to win the show but their close bond reportedly left boyfriend Sam ‘paranoid’.

Their relationship was then put ‘under strain’ when Stacey went on the Strictly live tour, leaving Sam home alone for months.

It’s thought that the pair finally called time on their five-year relationship last month and now Sam has opened up about their split.

“The blame is with Kevin. He’s an absolute rat,” Sam told The Sun.

Sam revealed that he found messages from Kevin on Stacey’s phone in the wake of their split, explaining: “I was getting my stuff to leave. Stacey was in the loo. Her phone went and it was Kevin Clifton — ‘I love you’ with a red love heart.

“I grabbed the phone and confronted her. She said she’d tell me everything I needed to know.”

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After rowing over the texts, Sam stormed out of their flat but claims that Stacey text him saying: “I didn’t start entertaining and texting him (Kevin) until I split up with you. I was not with you when we started it all.

“I did fall for him but when we were done. I will tell you anything you want to know.”

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Furious Sam then confronted Kevin, accusing him of being a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’ in a heated Facetime call.

Sam said: “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, so shocked.”

Despite their bitter split, Sam says he still loves Stacey and wishes her every success.

“My anger is with Kevin,” he said, before blasting Strictly Come Dancing.

“It’s more like Strictly Come Dating — year in, year out. It’s so sleazy, and I cannot begin to wonder what goes on behind the scenes."

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