Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley enjoy date night in the West End... after Karen Clifton admitted her ex-husband looks 'extremely happy'

They have kept their relationship away from the spotlight after they started dating earlier this year.

But Kevin Clifton decided to take to social media on Friday to share a snap of the himself and partner Stacey Dooley enjoying a night out with his cousin Sophie Matthew- who is currently playing the lead in the West End hit Mamma Mia. 

The Strictly Come Dancing professional, 36, appeared in high spirits as he stood next to his cousin and Stacey, 32, before adding his cousin was a 'superstar'.

Date night: Kevin Clifton decided to take to social media on Friday to share a snap of the himself and partner Stacey Dooley enjoying a night out with his cousin Sophie Matthew

Date night: Kevin Clifton decided to take to social media on Friday to share a snap of the himself and partner Stacey Dooley enjoying a night out with his cousin Sophie Matthew

Kevin kept a casual ensemble in a black T-shirt underneath a blue jacket and a pair of black jeans as he smiled for the camera. 

Meanwhile, Stacey opted for a black T-shirt and a pair of grey tracksuit bottoms as she beamed next to Sophie. 

With her red locks cascading down her shoulder, the presenter accessorised her look with a pair of black sandals and a swanky handbag slung over her shoulder. 

Taking to Instagram Kevin wrote: 'So proud watching my cousin @sophiematthew19 playing the lead in @mammamiamusic West End last night. You’re so talented and we had the best time! #Superstar.'

Night out: The Strictly Come Dancing professional, 36, told fans he was so proud watching his cousin in Mamma Mia

Night out: The Strictly Come Dancing professional, 36, told fans he was so proud watching his cousin in Mamma Mia

All smiles:  Kevin and Stacey have kept their relationship away from the spotlight after they started dating earlier this year

All smiles:  Kevin and Stacey have kept their relationship away from the spotlight after they started dating earlier this year

The night out comes after Kevin's former partner Karen Hauer, who split from Kevin in March 2018 after three years of marriage, told FUBAR Radio that she felt nothing but joy for Kevin's blossoming romance with Stacey and that was the only thing that mattered. 

Karen explained to host Stephen Leng: 'When we go in (to rehearsals) we’re literally going crazy with all the routines. 

'But you know what he looks extremely happy, so I’m happy that he’s happy.'

Speaking about working with Kevin given their own romantic history, Karen confessed: 'Most people think that we’d be like "oh I don’t like it", but no. Not at all. We laugh. There is no drama. 

'I don’t like drama baby llama! I’m happy, he’s happy, let’s all be happy!' 

He's happy: The night out comes after Kevin's former partner Karen Hauer told FUBAR Radio that she felt nothing but joy for Kevin's blossoming romance with Stacey

He's happy: The night out comes after Kevin's former partner Karen Hauer told FUBAR Radio that she felt nothing but joy for Kevin's blossoming romance with Stacey

Cha cha cha: Karen explained: 'But you know what he looks extremely happy, so I’m happy that he’s happy'

Cha cha cha: Karen explained: 'But you know what he looks extremely happy, so I’m happy that he’s happy'

She also dismissed any rumours of tension, adding: 'We absolutely love working together. We’re dancing together. 

'The nice thing is that we don’t have partners that we are dancing with all the time, we switch partners around, so we all get a feel for everybody else.'

The Venezuelan native has now moved on with boyfriend, David Webb.

Meanwhile, Kevin and Stacey have reportedly 'slowed down' their relationship following their whirlwind romance by agreeing to live in separate properties. 

A source told The Sun: 'Stacey needed somewhere else to live. Kevin has been really relaxed about letting her stay and so far it’s working really well.

'Stacey is not sure whether she’ll stay for good but for now it’s a good place for her to set up base.'

Red carpet:  Karen and Kevin decided to part ways in March 2018 after three years of marriage (pictured in 2017)

Red carpet:  Karen and Kevin decided to part ways in March 2018 after three years of marriage (pictured in 2017)

Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley enjoy a night out at the West End

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