Stacey Dooley pounces on ‘angel’ boyfriend Kevin Clifton as she says lockdown made the romance stronger and she is ‘lucky’ to have it
They found love by teaming up with Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.
And Stacey Dooley, 33, detailed how her relationship with Kevin Clifton, 38, went on lockdown in a new interview with the Mirror.
The broadcaster, 33, revealed they are discovering the joys of domestic bliss in the home they bought during the lockdown, while gushing over his other half.
Domestic bliss: Strictly Come Dancing Series 16 winners Stacey Dooley, 33, and Kevin Clifton, 38, moved into their home during the lockdown and dancer Kevin discovered his green thumb in his new garden
Stacey said: ‘He’s just an angel. I feel really lucky to have it.
Reflecting on how she would have handled the lockdown on her own, she said: ‘I think if I had been single [during the lockdown], I would have been so lonely. It breaks my heart, the idea that people have to go through this alone.
TBEN presenter Stacey also revealed that her handsome dancer has discovered a new talent since they moved into their new home: gardening.
“When the lockdown started, we were in his small apartment and I thought, ‘We need a house’. So we bought the house and have a garden – and Kev never made it out.
She revealed that she was nicknamed her new green-thumbed partner ‘Kev Titchmarsh’ after Love Your Garden host Alan Titchmarsh.
Don’t fly solo: TBEN presenter Stacey, who previously lived with partner Strictly in her tiny apartment, said ‘it breaks her heart’ that anyone has had to go through the pandemic on their own
Winning in love: The couple confirmed their romance weeks after completing the 2018 Strictly series and have lived in domestic bliss ever since
Stacey offered fans a glimpse of the couple’s new home on her Instagram, where she featured photos of the beautiful period features and airy decor of the home.
Kevin, meanwhile, took advantage of the close life with the TBEN presenter as an opportunity to be a bit cheeky.
Earlier this month, he recorded a video of his girlfriend working hard at home while wearing a face mask.
Stacey was clearly oblivious to the fact that Kevin was playing paparazzi and was engrossed in her laptop in the photo uploaded to the dancer’s Insta.
Prankster: While Stacey took to Instagram to share photos of the couple’s gorgeous period mansion, Kevin likes to play an occasional prank on his girlfriend, like this snap he posted of Stacey hard-working in a face mask .
Laugh: Ginger documentary maker found humor in the situation, joking about her complexion is just as important as the admin
He captioned the post: “ Meanwhile @sjdooley is doing an admin and face mask, ”
Thankfully, Stacey saw the funny side, reposting the snap on her own social media and stating, “ LOL when the admin is important. BUT YOUR COMPLEXION IS SO.
The pair met under the twinkle in the 16th season of Strictly and confirmed their romance weeks after the show ended.
Bad Habits: Although the couple mostly get along, they have their snags like everyone else – Stacey said she hates it when Kevin doesn’t use coaster
Like any couple, they’ve admitted that living together isn’t always easy – Stacey hates it when Kevin isn’t using coasters – but seems to be as happy as ever.
Stacey recently announced that she is retiring from The Glow Up makeup artist contest and will be replaced by Maya Jama on Round Three.
She also hosts Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over from UKTV, where she visits families across the UK.
New face: Maya Jama set to replace Stacey as host of TBEN Glow Up makeup contest