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Stacey Dooley reveals why she isn't rushing to marry Strictly’s Kevin Clifton

The TV star has been with dancer Kevin Clifton since 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton attend The Olivier Awards 2022 with MasterCard at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for SOLT)
Stacey Dooley suggested marriage isn't on the cards for her and Kevin Clifton right now. (Getty Images for SOLT)

Stacey Dooley has suggested that she and Kevin Clifton won’t be heading down the aisle any time soon as marriage “has never been massively important” to her.

The documentary-maker has been with the dancer since 2019 after they first met on Strictly Come Dancing, and in January this year they welcomed a baby girl together.

But Dooley revealed in an interview with The Sun that tying the knot may not be on the cards for her and Clifton, who has been married three times before.

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“Marriage has never been massively important to me,” said the 36-year-old.

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton won the show last year and are now a couple (Credit: BBC)
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton won Strictly. (BBC)

“Also, it’s well documented that Kev’s done it a couple of times before. So, you do have to bear that in mind, coming down the aisle like, ‘Hello everyone, I know what you’re all thinking’."

The TV star added that marriage was not something that she had dreamed about.

"I don’t subscribe to the idea that you offer more stability if you’re married, because we know loads of marriages end in divorce," she went on.

Stacey Dooley poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards in London, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Stacey Dooley welcomed a daughter with Kevin Clifton this year. (Invision/AP)

Dooley met former Strictly pro Clifton when they were paired up on the BBC ballroom contest in 2018, which they won.

In 2019 they announced that they were an item and they have been together ever since.

Last summer Dooley announced that they were having a baby, saying on Instagram that they were "b***** delighted".

Their daughter Minnie was born in January this year.

Clifton was previously married to fellow dancers Anna Melnikova and Clare Craze.

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He tied the knot with fellow Strictly star Karen Hauer in 2015 but they went their separate ways in 2018.

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