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Kevin Clifton confirms hes not going anywhere amid claims he was ready to quit Strictly

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The dancer has confirmed that hell stay on Strictly as long as they want him (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images)

Kevin Clifton says hes not leaving Strictly and all is right with the world again.

The professional dancer reassured viewers that he planned to stay on the show for as long as they still want me on Sunday night, as he tweeted to confirm hell be back next year.

Concerns had been raised that the current series – in which he has just reached the semi-final with celeb partner Stacey Dooley – would be his curtain call after six years after a report in The Sun on Sunday, suggested that his mind was made up.

However, Kevin set the record straight when he said: Course its not true. Im not going anywhere as long as they still want me.

Reiterating his intention to stay put, Kevin added: Absolutely no plans to leave @bbcstrictly . No idea what this is about.

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Kevin joked that reading the reports about him quitting was the first hed heard of it on Sunday, adding: I love my job.

Sources alleged that Kevin had been overheard backstage saying he feels the time is right for him to move on and that winning the contest wont weigh heavily on his decision.

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Despite placing second in the competition for four consecutive years, fan favourite Kevin has never won the Glitterball Trophy.

On Sunday his hopes for a fifth time in the final were still strong as he sailed through to the next week with TV personality Stacey.

They will compete against Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer and Joe Sugg.

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