Neil Jones responds to Kevin Clifton after Strictly Come Dancing blunder is exposed

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Neil Jones, 37, was amused by Kevin Clifton’s recent Twitter post about the latter dropping his 2018 celebrity partner, now girlfriend, Stacey Dooley, 33, during the Lindy hop-a-thon on the show. 

We drop a partner once and they never let you forget it

Neil Jones

Yesterday, Kevin took to Twitter to reveal how a romantic gesture with Stacey was hilariously disrupted by the latter.

He tweeted: “I just lovingly picked @StaceyDooley up.

“@StaceyDooley: Put me down you’re gonna drop me! Me: No I’m not.

“@StaceyDooley: Well you did in the Lindy Hop.”


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Kevin concluded his post with a series of neutral face emojis, in reference to his reaction.

Seemingly finding the post relatable, Neil replied: “We drop a partner once and they never let you forget it,” followed by crying with laughter emojis.

Last series, Neil turned out to be the one in his partnership with Alex Scott who was dropped during training.

In a surprising turn of events, Alex took over duties to lift her partner for their Charleston routine.

The football pundit took to Instagram to share the moment she dropped Neil on his head after 13 hours of training.

Thankfully, Neil was fine as the dancing duo were seen laughing off the blunder.

Later on in the competition, Neil was forced to sit out for two weeks after tearing his knee ligament.

As he recovered behind-the-scenes, he was replaced by Kevin.

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At one stage, the professional dancer stepped in to dance with Alex with just 45 minutes to learn the pair’s street/commercial routine to Ghostbusters.

Neil later returned to the dance floor with his partner Alex, but their journey came to and end in week 11.

The dancer is signed up to compete on this year’s series, which could include social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil’s co-star Giovanni Pernice opened up about what changes could be made to follow safety measures if need be.


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Speaking on Fubar radio, he said: “What we know is that they’re really trying hard.

“The BBC is trying really hard to make it work. That’s what we know. And we want this to happen.

“I think everybody waits for Strictly every year. It’s a moment where Christmas is coming up so everybody wants Strictly.

“What we know is that they’re really trying really hard.”

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