Strictly Come Dancing followers could be forgiven for doing a pasa double-take when Kevin Clifton ventured into East London on Monday.
The skilled dancer – a preferred determine on the BBC present earlier than leaving in 2019 – tried out a brand new look whereas procuring at a neighborhood grocery store with accomplice Stacey Dooley.
After shaving his head, 40-year-old Clifton seemed a bit of completely different when he stepped out after debuting close-crop for the primary time at a WWE wrestling occasion in Leicester Square on Sunday night time.
The low-maintenance fashion was at odds with the dancer’s typical longer look, however the dramatic shortness betrayed some unlucky hair loss because the couple picked up their procuring.
Clifton was wearing a grey sweater and matching sweatpants as she walked hand in hand with a preoccupied Dooley, whose consideration appeared to be on her cellular phone.
All cha-cha change: Strictly Come Dancing followers could be forgiven for doing a pasa double-take when Kevin Clifton ventured into East London with accomplice Stacey Dooley on Monday
Occasionally: Clifton seemed drastically completely different after shaving his head, a distinction to his sometimes taller look, however his shortness betrayed some unlucky hair loss
Mind me: The dancer seemed relaxed in a grey sweater and matching sweatpants as he walked hand-in-hand with Dooley
The TV character, 36, opted for a loose-fitting jumper and matching shorts, paired with lemon yellow trainers through the couple’s newest public look.
Dooley lately admitted that marrying Clifton “isn’t hugely important to her,” regardless of the couple welcoming daughter Minnie in January.
The presenter will present some perception into her household life in an episode of Stacey Sleeps Over, highlighting the challenges they’ve confronted in adjusting to parenthood.
And Dooley says motherhood is her “hardest gig ever,” which means the couple has dominated out having one other child whereas “failing” at being mother and father.
She mentioned The sun: ‘Marriage has never been very important to me. It’s additionally nicely documented that Kev has completed it just a few occasions earlier than.
“So you have to keep that in mind, if you come down the aisle like, ‘Hey guys, I know what you’re all thinking.’ It’s just never been anything I dreamed of. But I couldn’t have done this (motherhood) without Kev.”
In the uncooked documentary, Dooley displays on whether or not she would need one other little one whereas nonetheless coming to grips with the challenges of elevating a new child, together with raging hormones and lack of sleep.
She provides, “I don’t understand how people can have four kids. I’ve had one and I fail completely.’
Top of the crops: Clifton tried out a new look while shopping at a local supermarket with partner Dooley
Earlier: Clifton (far left) debuted the look while attending a WWE wrestling event in Leicester Square on Sunday night (pictured)
Casual: Dooley opted for a loose-fitting sweater and matching shorts, paired with lemon yellow running shoes, during their last public appearance
He’s got luggage: Clifton carried the shopping bags while Dooley walked ahead after calling a local Starbucks for some refreshment
Getting used to parenthood has led to some tense moments between the pair, as viewers will find out in the documentary.
In June, Clifton revealed he was taking a break from work to focus on caring for baby Minnie after completing the Strictly Ballroom tour.
He told Digital spy: ‘It went Singin’ in the Rain, Rock of Ages, The War of the Worlds, Burn the Floor, then I did The Games on ITV, Who Do You Think You Are? and then back to Singin’ in the Rain on tour.
“Then the day after I finished Singin’ in the Rain I started rehearsing for Strictly Ballroom.
“By the time I finish at the end of July it will have been a 10 month tour of Strictly Ballroom. So since we came out of COVID, it’s just been non-stop back-to-back.
So, for the rest of this year, I’ve decided I’m going to take a break from all the executive work just to be a dad. I don’t want to miss anything from Minnie.
“So yeah, my plan is to take a break once this contract expires.”
Side by aspect: Clifton and Dooley have been seen going about their day on Monday morning
Not but: Dooley lately admitted that marrying Clifton ‘isn’t massively essential to her’, regardless of the couple welcoming their daughter Minnie in January