Strictly's Kevin Clifton is SNUBBED from upcoming professionals tour after revealing that he’s in denial about his early exit with Anneka Rice

He recently confessed that he is in denial about his early Strictly exit and is still practising dance moves with his partner, Anneka Rice. 

However, it appears that Kevin Clifton's dreams of performing on the hit BBC One show has well and truly come to an end for this season, as it's been revealed he has been snubbed from the Strictly tour. 

While Kevin, 37, will not be a part of the tour, scheduled for next summer, the glossy new line-up includes the likes of Dianne Buswell, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, as well as his ex-wife Karen Clifton.  

Snubbed: It appears that Kevin Clifton's dreams of performing for Strictly has come to an end for this season, as it's been revealed he has been snubbed from the Strictly tour

Snubbed: It appears that Kevin Clifton's dreams of performing for Strictly has come to an end for this season, as it's been revealed he has been snubbed from the Strictly tour

Pro dance favourites AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Amy Dowden, Giovanni Pernice and Janette Manrara have also been dropped from the next tour. 

MailOnline has contacted a representatives for Kevin for further comment.  

A dazzling new snap for the tour shows the full line-up, consisting of Dianne Buswell, Gorka Marquez, Oti Mabuse, Johannes Radebe, Karen Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Katya Jones and Graziano Di Prima.

Tickets are now on sale for the professionals tour, which will begin on 7 May in Salford and end on June 4 in Edinburgh. 

Not happy: He recently confessed that he is in denial about his early Strictly exit and is still practising dance moves with his partner, Anneka Rice

Not happy: He recently confessed that he is in denial about his early Strictly exit and is still practising dance moves with his partner, Anneka Rice

The full line-up includes (L-R): Dianne Buswell, Gorka Marquez, Oti Mabuse, Johannes Radebe Karen Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Katya Jones and Graziano Di Prima

The full line-up includes (L-R): Dianne Buswell, Gorka Marquez, Oti Mabuse, Johannes Radebe Karen Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Katya Jones and Graziano Di Prima

Meanwhile, reigning champion Kevin was kicked out of the competition last week after his Charleston with Anneka failed to impress the judges or the voting public.

Posting a video on Strictly's official Instagram account recently as they prepared to go on It Takes Two, Kevin and Anneka joked they are still practising routines.

Kevin, who has been rumoured to be fuming over his elimination, joked to the camera: 'I'm in denial that we're out actually, we've been practising all day.'

Anneka and Kevin exited the competition after losing out in a dance-off with David James and Nadiya Bychkova.

Not happening: Pro dance favourites AJ Pritchard (L), Alja¿ ¿korjanec, Anton Du Beke, Amy Dowden (R), Giovanni Pernice and Janette Manrara have also been dropped from the next tour
Not happening: Pro dance favourites AJ Pritchard (L), Alja¿ ¿korjanec, Anton Du Beke, Amy Dowden (R), Giovanni Pernice and Janette Manrara have also been dropped from the next tour

Not happening: Pro dance favourites AJ Pritchard (L), Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Amy Dowden (R), Giovanni Pernice and Janette Manrara have also been dropped from the next tour

Anneka also shared her own video on Tuesday while tweeting: 'Aw... we're feeling a bit bereft. (sic)'

She accompanied this with a clip of the pair backstage before their It Takes Two appearance, with the dance partners joking they would be performing the Paso Doble from Kevin's house this weekend because they wouldn't get to do the routine live on air.

As Kevin joked about a live stream, Anneka laughed: 'Have you just felt sad today? We'd have done the Paso Doble... It's so sad. We're going to be positive though!

They're out! Kevin recently admitted he's finding it tough coming to terms with his early exit from Strictly Come Dancing

They're out! Kevin recently admitted he's finding it tough coming to terms with his early exit from Strictly Come Dancing

Early exit: Kevin, who has been rumoured to be fuming over his elimination, joked to the camera 'I'm in denial that we're out actually, we've been practising all day'

Early exit: Kevin, who has been rumoured to be fuming over his elimination, joked to the camera 'I'm in denial that we're out actually, we've been practising all day'

'We're going to carry on dancing and we're gonna do the Paso Doble. We're gonna do rehearsal in my sitting room on Friday, and then the full fantastic version in Kev's house on Saturday.'

During their appearance on 'It Takes Two' on Monday, Anneka also slammed the song she and Kevin had to dance to, 'Woo Hoo' by the 5. 6. 7. 8's.

She said: 'Well to be honest that song, I never want to hear it again. All the other songs in movie week made your heart soar. 'I'm not surprised people couldn't vote for that. It did our head in in rehearsals.

During his Strictly career, Kevin has been in every final (bar 2017) since he joined the show in 2013.

Commiserations: The reigning champion off the BBC series was kicked out of the competition after his Charleston with Anneka failed to impress viewers or the public

Commiserations: The reigning champion off the BBC series was kicked out of the competition after his Charleston with Anneka failed to impress viewers or the public

 

Kevin Clifton SNUBBED from Strictly Come Dancing summer tour

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