Stacey Dooley announces she and Kevin Clifton are expecting their first child

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26 Aug 2022, 13:34

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

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Stacey Dooley has announced she is expecting her first child with long-term partner Kevin Clifton.

The presenter revealed the news on Instagram today (26th August) with a polaroid photo of herself and her baby bump.

In the caption, she wrote: “Gaaaaaaang.....We are having a baby! So bloody delighted, Kev, you’re magic, I love youuuu. (Was becoming impossible to hide and if one more person asks me if I’ve had my tits done in LA I’m gonna scream). Here goessssssss.”

The couple first met in 2018 when they were paired up on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and eventually went on to win the competition.

A year later, Dooley and Clifton confirmed they were dating after news that the presenter had split with her previous boyfriend.

Comments under Stacey’s Instagram post were full of friends, family and fans wishing the pair the very best.

Fellow Strictly professional Amy Dowden wrote: “Yayyyyyyy the best news for two beautiful souls! So happy for you both @sjdooley @keviclifton 💖💖💖💖💖💖”

Former Strictly contestant Catherine Tyldesley also said: “Bloody fabulous news!!! Thrilled for you both! What a lucky little human ❤️❤️❤️❤️”.

Clifton also commented on Dooley’s post writing “love you”.

Previously, Stacey had spoken about how she would rather start a family than getting married in an episode of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over.

She said: “Kev and I have been together for two years. I don’t think I want to get married. I think I’d be more interested in starting a family than getting married.”

Earlier this year, Dooley also joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about her new book ‘Are You Really Okay?’

She revealed the inspiration for the book came from a BBC Three documentary she filmed in a mental health hospital in 2019.

She said: “We made a couple of episodes for the BBC documentary where essentially we were based in a mental health hospital in South London.

“And I just learned a huge amount. And I think I hadn't sort of anticipated the enormity of the situation.”

She continued: “I learned very quickly as well… no one's exempt.

“So, we wanted to extend the conversation, and then we were talking about what we were going to do for the second book, and it just felt like a bit of a no-brainer.”