The BBC has already confirmed that same-sex couples won’t feature on this series of the hit show.
Some things are a certain when it comes to Strictly Come Dancing, there’s going to be lots of glitter, lots of dad dancing, and of course mixed-sex dancing.
Debates about same-sex couples on Strictly have been going on for a few years now, and plenty of people have had their say, including former contestant John Sergeant, judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood, former pro Gleb Savchenko and current pro Aljaž Skorjanec.
Most speak out in favour of the move, and now another Strictly star has had his say, and that’s pro dancer Kevin Clifton. Or as he’s affectionately known as, Kevin from Grimsby.
On Twitter, a gay fan of the show asked Kevin: “As a gay man who loves the show (and thinks you are brilliant), I’m curious where do you stand on same sex dance partners? Would you be open to dancing with a guy if the show put that to you?”
Responding to the fan, Kevin wrote: “Just to be clear I’m not involved in any of these decisions. But if that’s what they wanted then i’d have no problem with it.”
Just to be clear im not involved in any of these decisions. But if that’s what they wanted then i’d have no problem with it. https://t.co/Crgs7FKYmc
— Kevin Clifton (@keviclifton) August 13, 2018
His comments are very similar to those of another pro dancer on the show, Aljaž Skorjanec, who in an interview with the Huffington Post said: “I’ve never actually spoken about it that much, but I’m always going to come in and do the best job I can. It doesn’t matter who it is or what sex they are.”
At the moment, the BBC are announcing their line-up for the 16th series of the ballroom show. Included in it are TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper, Steps singer Faye Tozer, Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules, YouTuber Joe Sugg, Capital FM DJ Vick Hope, former England cricketer Graeme Swann, This Morning’s Dr. Ranj Singh, investigative journalist Stacey Dooley, former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, BBC newsreader Kate Silverton and stand-up comedian Seann Walsh.