Strictly shock as Stacey Dooley won’t be dancing with Kevin Clifton

Strictly shock as Stacey Dooley won’t be dancing with Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing fans will get a shock when they discover Stacey Dooley has switched partners.

The BBC Three Documentary maker has spent the past few months performing with professional Kevin Clifton.

Lovable Kevin has spent hours dedicating his time to teaching Stacey everything she knows about dancing.

The pair have sailed through to the Strictly final, avoiding the dreaded dance off, and winning legions of fans along the way.

In a shock twist Stacey will be dancing with Kevin’s fellow pro Alijaz Skorjanec – but not all is as it seems.

Stacey has changed partner because Kevin won’t be taking part in the 2019 live arena tour.

Instead, he will take on the role of Stacee Jazz on the Rock of Ages tour from January until April.

Alijaz, who was partnered with Kate Silverton this year, is stepping in to his shoes for the 20 date Strictly tour.

Stacey brought up the tour, which begins in Birmingham on January 18, when asked if she would keep in touch with the other stars.

She said: "Of course. We’ve been with each other for months. This all started at the end of August – it’s nearly Christmas. So you grow to care for all of them.

"Going forward were all doing the tour as well. Except for Kevin. I’m dancing with Alijaz, so it’s going to be amazing. And I do hope we stay in touch."

When asked about her plans for the future, Stacey joked that she will be invited back to Strictly as a professional dancer next year.

She won’t be letting her hair down too much over the festive period as the tour starts in early 2019.

Stacey said: "I feel like we won’t be sliding down the walls just yet at Christmas as we have to start dancing in January."

On how she will feel when the experience is all over, Stacey added: "I’ll be wailing at the car park. ‘Its all over’."

The rest of the celebrities taking part in the tour will be joined by their original partner.

YouTube sensation Joe Sugg, Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts and Steps star Faye Tozer will all be on the tour after competing in Saturday’s final.

They will also be joined by This Morning’s Dr Ranj Singh, Paralympic champion Lauren Steadman and cricketer Graeme Swann.

The Strictly Come Dancing final airs at 6.30pm on Saturday on BBC1.

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