Stacey Dooley’s ex-boyfriend says she is dating her ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner Kevin Clifton
The 32-year-old TV presenter and Sam ended their five-year relationship earlier in 2019, and Sam has now claimed to have learned of Stacey and Kevin’s relationship via text.
He claims Kevin sent a text to his ‘Strictly’ partner that read:
“I love you.”
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, Sam explained:
“The blame is with Kevin. He’s an absolute rat.”
Sam added that he and Stacey had already agreed to split when he discovered she was dating Kevin.
“I was getting my stuff to leave. Stacey was in the loo.
“Her phone went and it was Kevin Clifton – ‘I love you’ with a red love heart.
“I grabbed the phone and confronted her. She said she’d tell me everything I needed to know.”
According to Sam, Stacey subsequently confessed to falling for Kevin during their time on the show.
“Sam, I know you hate me at the moment.
“But you saw I didn’t start entertaining and texting him (Kevin) until I split up with you. I was not with you when we started it all.
“I did fall for him but when we were done. I will tell you anything you want to know.”
Sam – who was left feeling heartbroken by the news – replied:
“I don’t hate you Stacey. I hate what you’ve done.”
Despite feeling upset, Sam thinks discovering the truth was a “blessing”.
“I needed a sign because I wasn’t going to be told – I’d be left in the dark for the next two or three months.
“I actually felt relief – the shock came later. I got closure from Stacey within a second. For me, the blame is mainly with Kevin.”