FORMER Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has swapped the Dales for the dancefloor as he joins BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing 2019.
He replaced Made In Chelsea star Jaime Laing who was injured during rehearsals – But what do we know about him? Here’s the lowdown on the soap hunk…
Who is Kelvin Fletcher partnered with on Strictly?
On September 8, 2019 it was revealed that Kelvin would be replacing injured Jamie Laing on Strictly.
He will be partnered up with Oti Mabuse, who was originally paired with Jamie.
Speaking about signing up to the show, Kelvin said: “I can’t believe it, it’s a dream come true. Those who know me, after a few beers, I love music and I love to dance, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be any good!
“Once you put choreography and a few dance moves, who knows?”
Who is Kelvin Fletcher?
Most of us watched Kelvin grow up on our screens as the lovable Andy Sugden during his twenty year stint in Emmerdale.
But the former soap star has undergone a drastic transformation since leaving the Dales.
The actor has clearly been upping his workout game since quitting the soap in 2016.
Kelvin – who was born on January 17, 1984, in Oldham – made his debut in Emmerdale in 1996 after having one-off parts in Heartbeat, Chiller and Cracker.
Since quitting the show in 2016 – besides buffing his bod – he has focused on his love of cars.
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Is Kelvin Fletcher married?
Kelvin married his long-time love Liz Marsland in a lavish £55,ooo ceremony on November 28, 2015
They welcomed their daughter Marnie the following year.
In August 2018, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child, a son who was born in December 2018.