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Kelvin Fletcher: Strictly newbie reveals he’s distracted by star ‘I keep thinking of him’

Kelvin Fletcher has opened up about becoming a member of the category of Strictly Come Dancing 2019, which was confirmed by bosses simply days in the past. The former Emmerdale actor has been drafted in to switch Jamie Laing, who was pressured to drag out as a consequence of damage regardless of having already been teamed up with Oti Mabuse. The 35-year-old has now mentioned he can’t cease “thinking” about his “fantastic” predecessor regardless of having to get caught into coaching along with his BBC associate. The Andy Sugden favorite mentioned he continues to be struggling to imagine he is part of the line-up, after “the most surreal week of my life”.

Kelvin commented: “I’m an enormous fan of Strictly so it’s unimaginable. I’m so pleased that I is usually a half of it.

“But on the similar time it’s fairly bittersweet! I’m coming in on the again of Jamie’s damage – I keep thinking about him!”

Jamie, 30, was pressured to exit after injuring his plantar fascia, which he felt “pop” in his foot whereas sliding alongside the ground within the group routine, which aired final weekend.

The cleaning soap common mentioned: “I can’t imagine going through all this excitement and then having to pull out. My thoughts are with him – he seems like a fantastic guy and I hope he’s doing OK.”

On what type of pupil he will likely be for professional Oti, 29, Kelvin revealed: “I satisfaction myself on my work ethic so if we have to keep within the studio to get a sure dance transfer proper, that’s advantageous.

“I hope I’ll be an excellent pupil. I believe I’ll get pissed off with myself if I can’t get a transfer. I wish to get it proper. I do know it’ll really feel so good while you do get it. I believe I’ll actually take pleasure in it – and I’ve obtained essentially the most wonderful trainer!”

Kelvin joked his signature transfer was “taking his top off”, saying that is what he resorts to after just a few too many.

“Every time I’ve had a beer that’s something I’ve done with my friends!” he confessed. “All of my friends are all different shapes and sizes so it’s not even about how you look. I think it’s a northern thing?!”

Finally, reflecting on the lifts he and Oti may do, he hinted he was a little bit anxious.

He added: “My solely expertise of lifts is in a swimming pool with a 3 12 months previous – so I believe this will likely be fairly totally different!

“It’ll be actually new for me. I hope to god we will get it proper.”

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