STACEY Dooley had a spring in her step as she left a hotel this morning after spending the night with her boyfriend Kevin Clifton.
The 32-year-old documentary maker’s smile hinted that the Strictly pro, 36, has moves both on and off the dancefloor.
Stacey Dooley was all smiles after spending the night with Kevin Clifton[/caption]
Pulling a Louis Vuitton suitcase, Stacey didn’t bother to change her clothes from the night before as she left the Premier Inn in Peterborough.
Last night Stacey wore the same blue jeans and black jumper to pose for her first loved-up social media post with her Strictly Come Dancing boyfriend.
The couple were reunited for the first time in over a fortnight on Thursday, when Stacey flew in from Mexico where she’d been filming — and spent the night together at a £35 Premier Inn in Peterborough.
She was spotted proudly seen watching Kevin from the audience at his show in the town before going backstage to see him.
He’s clearly got moves on and off the dancefloor[/caption]
They stayed at a £35 Premier Inn in Peterborough[/caption]
Stacey later confirmed their relationship for the first time by sharing a picture of the pair cuddling on her Instagram account.
On Friday morning Stacey was seen leaving the hotel wearing the same clothes as the previous day as she dragged her Louis Vuitton suitcase out of the doors.
But despite her luggage costing over 64 times more than the room she’d stayed in with Kevin at £2400, she beamed when she was spotted walking to a waiting taxi.
Stacey, 32, dumped her boyfriend of five years, Sam Tucknott, 30, after falling for the professional dancer during intense 14 hour rehearsals on the dance competition.
Now their relationship is public knowledge, insiders close to the couple say they’re mapping out the next phase of their lives amid the controversy – which saw three-times married Kevin branded a “full on p***k” by heartbroken Sam.
A source said: “Stacey and Kevin’s romance has heated up and they’re already talking about next steps.
“She was living with Sam in Brighton but is now going to be spending more time in Kevin’s London pad. They want to move in together eventually and when their schedules slow down they’ll concentrate on finding somewhere together.
“Stacey’s team warned her Kevin could be bad for her squeaky clean image but she’s strong minded and won’t let business stand in the way of her heart. This is the real deal and Stacey is head over heels with Kevin, plus he feels exactly the same.”
Kevin, 36, who’s touring the UK with his dance show Burn The Floor, spent the night with Stacey on Thursday after she landed in the UK and headed straight to Peterborough.
Kevin’s next stop on the tour is Margate, before heading to Stevenage.
Pals say he’s planning on treating Stacey to something more luxurious when he gets a day off on Sunday.
A source said: “A Premiere Inn isn’t exactly what you want to give your new girlfriend after you’ve not seen each other for weeks so Kevin’s planning a treat for Stacey.
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“He’s told friends that he’s mad on her and wants to do everything he can to make her happy.”
Stacey and Kevin faced a backlash from Strictly fans after Sam broke his silence over their split in an explosive interview with The Sun On Sunday.
He told how he’d found a message on Stacey’s phone from Kevin which said “I love you” on the day they ended their relationship for good at the start of this month.
Insiders said their blossoming romance was an open secret during the official Strictly Come Dancing tour, with Kevin spotted spending time with Stacey after two performances.
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