Kevin Clifton: ‘Wasn’t allowed’ The Chase’s Jenny Ryan ‘banned’ from filming with pro

During his stint on the show, The Chase’s Vixen star Jenny Ryan, 37, took to Twitter to tell fans why she couldn’t film with Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton, 36.

The quiz master joked she had been banned from filming with the dancer, in view of her her 51,000 Twitter fans.

She wrote: “NB I wasn’t allowed to be the Chaser on this episode as producers wouldn’t risk having me in the same room as @keviclifton [crying with laughter emoji] #TheChase.”

Jenny’s cheeky comment seems to suggest the Vixen star has a soft spot for Kevin.

The dancer responded to Jenny’s tweet, writing: “Well I wouldn’t have beaten u either,”(sic) along with a series of emojis.

Kevin was eliminated from The Chase after losing out to The Beast star Mark in the second round.

After his comment, many of his Twitter fans shared their thoughts on his post.

One user wrote: “@SusanCalman you’ve got a rival…. @jenlion.”

“You did well @keviclifton, you should be proud,” a second commented.

A third commented: “You did really well, there was some tough questions x.”

Last night, Kevin also appeared on pre-recorded show Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals.

During the show, the Grimsby-born star revealed he was rejected twice by bosses before successfully being signed.

The dancer insisted he didn’t leave a good impression with BBC bosses at first, after auditioning with his then partner Karen Hauer, 37.

Recalling his rejection, he told Aljaz Skorjanec, 29: “They said, ‘We’d love to take Karen, but not that guy’.”

Kevin auditioned for the show when he had long black hair and wore noticeable kohl eyeliner, a completely different look from his present appearance.

He joked bosses told him at the time: “We’ve no need for that gothic scarecrow who thinks he’s the rock star of the ballroom.”

Kevin auditioned the following year alongside husband and wife pros Janette Manrara and Aljaz, but was rejected from the show again.

In 2012, he was employed as a choreographer, before eventually getting a dance partner the following year.

Last year, Kevin won the show for the first time alongside BBC documentary presenter Stacey Dooley, 32.

Following their victory and Stacey’s split from her ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott, 31, the pair began a relationship.

Stacey Dooley broke her silence about the couple back in July.

Explaining why they choose to keep their romance under wraps, she told The Guardian: “Kev and I have agreed not to go into too much detail about our private lives because you can’t really indulge that and then ask for privacy,” she said.

“That’s why we’ve turned down interviews that have offered us tens of thousands of pounds.

“What I am happy to say is Kev’s amazing, I’m happy, life happens, I’ve got an amazing career and I’m very lucky.”

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