KEVIN Clifton’s ex-wife Karen could “take him down” with one sentence, warns her former Strictly partner Jeremy Vine.
The 53-year-old partnered Karen, 37, on Strictly in 2015 while she was still married to fellow pro, Kevin.
Since then, Karen and Kevin split and he is now dating his 2018 celebrity partner, Stacey Dooley.
Speaking on his Channel 5 show on Monday, Jeremy hinted Karen could tarnish Kevin’s squeaky clean image if she wanted to.
He said: “Karen is a very good friend of mine, and she’s out of it.
“By the way, one word from her would take him down and she hasn’t said anything.
“Blokes are very bad judges of how other blokes relate to women. [But] I would always take Karen’s side in any argument.
Jeremy also made a sly dig at Kevin’s three failed marriages, joking: “It’s quite difficult to get married three times…”
But proving he has no ill feeling towards Kevin, Jeremy defended him, saying: “The thing is, [Kevin] dances with people who have maybe been married for a long time and says, ‘How are you in yourself?’
“And they haven’t been asked that for years. He relates to people in an amazing way.
Most Read in TV & Showbiz
“No bloke ever asks that. And his legs move fast.”
Earlier this month, The Sun revealed Karen wants to cut ties with the clan completely following Kevin’s new romance with Stacey, 32.
She is dropping Kevin’s surname and returning to her maiden name, Karen Hauer, for the new series of the dance show.
Got a story? email email@example.com or call us direct on 02077824220.
We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.