CHAMP KELVIN: ‘MUSICALS ARE STRICTLY OFF LIMITS FOR ME’
BUT STRICTLY KING KELVIN RULES OUT ROLES IN WEST END
STRICTLY Come Dancing champion Kelvin Fletcher has ruled out heading to the West End after lifting the Glitterball Trophy.
The former Emmerdale star, who won the 2019 series with dance partner Oti Mabuse on Saturday, said he prefers working on TV and in drama, and that he hopes his appearance on the show will bring him new opportunities.
Speaking after his win, Kelvin said he does not intend to follow previous Strictly stars – such as Jay McGuiness, Joe Sugg and Kimberley Walsh – into the musical theatre world.
He said: “As an actor I’ve loved dancing, but for me drama and film is where I want to be and what I want to do, and hopefully this has been an opportunity for people to see me in a different light, and I’m hopefully confident that I can get back into the acting world.
“Who knows what the future brings?”
He added: “I think the West
End is fantastic, but for me TV and drama is where I want to be.”
Oldham-born Kelvin, 35, is also looking forward to going on holiday with his wife Eliza and their two young children after spending the past few months in a dancing studio.
“I’m going on holiday next week with my family, just to get away for a few days,” he said. “I’ve felt a little bit guilty being away from them, so I definitely want to take them away, my children, just to see them and hold them.”
Kelvin Fletcher and dance partner Oti Mabuse lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night Kelvin and Oti on the dancefloor