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Kevin Clifton has admitted he's become obsessed with watching Strictly Come Dancing after quitting the hit BBC show earlier this year.
The 38 year old, who recently revealed he begged show bosses to pair him with now-girlfriend Stacey Dooley, made the revelation on BBC Radio 2 as he explained he feels he needs to watch the stars battle it out every single weekend.
He said: “I’ve become like an obsessive fan.
“When you were on it, after the show you would kind of look on social media and see what people thought of your dance through the comments.
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“I used to think, ‘Gosh, these people are so obsessed with Strictly, and they’ve all got their opinions on every single dance' and now that’s me.”
Kevin, who recently furiously denied claims Stacey "pushed" him to quit the show, went on to describe how his thought process goes as he watches each episode of Strictly.
He said: “I’m watching the show and I’m like, ‘I like this one better than that one’ and, ‘Why did the judges give that score?’.
“I really have turned into an obsessive Strictly fan.”
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When asked who he predicts will be the winner of the Glitterball Trophy this year, the star simply said each contestant has a good chance of bagging the win.
“I feel like it’s really open this year. You could throw any of the names still left in the competition and say they are going to win this year. I can really see that," he explained.
Kevin took to Instagram to announce he would be stepping away from Strictly Come Dancing after seven years on the show back in March.
The professional dancer shared a lengthy and emotional statement about his departure, in which he said that he "wanted to leave on a high".
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Alongside a series of pictures showing his time on the programme, Kevin wrote: "To the entire Strictly family, The past 7 years have been some of the most wonderful years of my life. I am grateful to the BBC and Strictly Come Dancing for giving me the opportunity to have been a part of something truly special.
"Since first being called ‘Kevin From Grimsby’ by Sir Bruce Forsyth in 2013 I have experienced the highs of 5 finals, winning a Guinness World record on It Takes Two, the Strictly Arena tour glitterball and then the ultimate of winning the 2018 series with Stacey Dooley.
"After finishing last series with the Children In Need trophy and the Christmas Special I want to leave on a high and have therefore decided the time has come to move on and focus on other areas of my life and career.
"I want to thank all of the pros for inspiring me every day as well as all of my celebrity partners. The whole team behind the scenes have made always made the Strictly family what it is and the loveliest show to work for.
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"Thank you to anyone who has ever voted for me and my partners. It means the world.
"And a special thank you to Jason Gilkison for always believing in me. To me Strictly always has been and always will be the best show on tv and has been an absolute dream and honour to be a part of.
"Pre 2013 I used to watch every week. Now I look forward to returning to being a fan and cheering on my friends who keep dancing."
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