The fleet-footed dancer from Grimsby has walked down the aisle on three separate events, however none of his marriages have lasted greater than six-years.
WIFE NUMBER 1. UNNAMED 2002-2005 (DIVORCED)
Little is understood concerning the id of Clifton’ first spouse, however she is extensively regarded to be his then Latin dance associate, Anna Melnikova, though this has by no means been confirmed.
Talking to MailOnline, he admitted to affected by melancholy following the collapse of his first marriage after simply three years, citing their incapability to acquire a World Championship as a mitigating issue.
He mentioned: ‘My spouse divorced me as a result of it was her life. I fell into melancholy as a result of the whole lot I would put my life into had burst aside.’
WIFE NUMBER 2. CLARE CRAZE 2007-2013 (DIVORCED)
Clifton was nonetheless solely 24 when he married his second spouse, skilled dancer Clare Craze.
Nonetheless the wedding lasted simply three years, with the couple separating in 2010 earlier than finalising the divorce in 2013.
‘It didn’t work out,’ Clifton later admitted. ‘It was a part of my rebel and we drifted aside.’
WIFE NUMBER 3. KAREN HAUER 2015–2018
It was third time fortunate for Clifton when he married fellow Strictly Come Dancing skilled Karen in 2015.
Hauer mentioned sure after the dancer shocked her by proposing on her birthday, as they carried out throughout dwell dance present Burn The Ground.
However in March 2018 the couple referred to as time on their quick lived marriage, opting as a substitute to stay on amicable phrases as platonic associates and colleagues.
THE BBC ROMANCE. STACEY DOOLEY 2018-PRESENT
Clifton met documentarian Dooley when he was paired along with her for the sixteenth sequence of Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.
Nonetheless the romance was not with out controversy; Dooley was nonetheless concerned in a 3 yr relationship with Sam Tucknott after signing up for the present.
By March 2019 she and Trucknott had separated, along with her spurned ex later branding Clifton – whose relationship with Dooley was confirmed quickly after – a ‘snake’ and a ‘love rat.’