Strictly’s Kevin Clifton admits he’s considering returning to his goth look after feeling insecure

Strictly’s Kevin Clifton admits he’s considering returning to his goth look after feeling insecure

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STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton has admitted he’s considering returning to his goth look after feeling insecure.

He sent fans into a frenzy as he posted a couple of throwback shots from earlier on in his career with his goth look on Instagram.

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Me in my pre @bbcstrictly goth days. Every now and again I feel like going back to it. Often when i feel insecure. What do u think? Go back to it? Leave it alone? A wicked look? Or a case of hiding behind an image maybe? 🤔👨🏻‍🎤🦹🏻‍♂️🧛🏻‍♂️🤓

A post shared by Kevin Clifton (@keviclifton) on Sep 15, 2019 at 6:24am PDT

Kevin asked fans whether he should return to his days where he sported a dark goth look.

Posting a couple of shots on social media, the Strictly Pro wrote: “Me in my pre @bbcstrictly goth days.

“Every now and again I feel like going back to it. Often when I feel insecure.

“What do u think? Go back to it? Leave it alone? A wicked look? Or a case of hiding behind an image maybe?”

Kevin first auditioned for Strictly with this look

Kevin, who won the show last year with his girlfriend Stacey Dooley,  had revealed the BBC were not to keen on his goth look when he first auditioned for the show.

Kevin also admitted it took him three tries to be hired by Strictly bosses — while his then wife and dance partner Karen Hauer was signed up at her first attempt in 2012.

It was largely down to Kevin’s unusual look at the time of auditioning, he said in a BBC Strictly documentary yesterday.

He said: “I had long black hair, eyeliner, black fingernails — ‘Don’t think I’m your average ballroom dancer, guys!’”

It was a far cry from his clean cut look today
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He stripped back his look to get a role on Strictly
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“They said, ‘We’d love to take Karen, but not that guy. We’ve no need for this Gothic scarecrow who thinks he’s the rock star of the ballroom.’”

After a second rejection, Kevin was forced to take a very low-profile job in a 2012 trailer for Strictly.

He said: “The idea for it was that these Strictly stars would be dancing with an invisible partner — ‘Who’s it gonna be?’ That invisible partner was me — I just wanted a job.

“That’s me in the morph suit carrying all the Strictly ­dancers about, then being rubbed out of the trailer.

“And then two or three days later I got the call to say we can have you on the show.”


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