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Former flames: Kevin Clifton ascribed the reason for his separation from Karen Hauer as & # 39; always going out and drinking & # 39; and that he & # 39; did not know how to function & # 39; (photo in 2017)
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He divorced Karen Hauer in March last year and now has a relationship with Stacey Dooley.

And Kevin Clifton has opened for the first time why his three-year marriage fell apart in a candid chat on his podcast, The Kevin.

The professional dancer, 36, attributed the reason for his divorce to & # 39; always going out and drinking & # 39; and confessed that he & # 39; did not know how to function & # 39 ;.

Former flames: Kevin Clifton ascribed the reason for his separation from Karen Hauer as & # 39; always going out and drinking & # 39; and that he & # 39; did not know how to function & # 39; (photo in 2017)

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Former flames: Kevin Clifton ascribed the reason for his separation from Karen Hauer as & # 39; always going out and drinking & # 39; and that he & # 39; did not know how to function & # 39; (photo in 2017)

The Strictly Come Dancing star has also credited comic Russell Brand for helping the ditch, making him & # 39; much happier now than a year ago & # 39 ;.

Kevin discussed his alcohol-based lifestyle and said, “I didn't know how to handle it. It influenced my work, it affected the relationship between me and Karen. I didn't know how to function as a person. & # 39;

Guidance: The Strictly Come Dancing star has also credited comedian Russell Brand for helping the drink, making him & # 39; much happier now than a year ago & # 39;

Guidance: The Strictly Come Dancing star has also credited comedian Russell Brand for helping the drink, making him & # 39; much happier now than a year ago & # 39;

Guidance: The Strictly Come Dancing star has also credited comedian Russell Brand for helping the drink, making him & # 39; much happier now than a year ago & # 39;

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He honestly said: & # 39; It's as close as I can imagine what depression can be.

& # 39; I fell in a really difficult place. I started drinking a lot. I always went out and drank.

& # 39; I have talked about it strictly with a number of people. & # 39;

He admitted that he believed it was the cause of his relationship with Karen and said: & I was constantly stressed, constantly emotional, constantly sad. It came to a point, and then I and Karen broke up.

& # 39; It escalated even more afterwards. I started drinking more and was sadder. & # 39;

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Kevin also told how 44-year-old Russell – who has publicly documented his journey to austerity after years of alcohol abuse – advised him to stop drinking and as a result his mental health improved.

Kevin improved on his well-being and revealed: & My life in the last year has gone from darkness, despair and self-hatred to everything that goes so much better.

& # 39; I am so much happier now than a year ago. & # 39;

Breakdown: admitted that he believes alcohol was the cause of his relationship with Karen, he said: & # 39; I was constantly stressed, constantly emotional, constantly sad & # 39;

Breakdown: admitted that he believes alcohol was the cause of his relationship with Karen, he said: & # 39; I was constantly stressed, constantly emotional, constantly sad & # 39;

Breakdown: admitted that he believes alcohol was the cause of his relationship with Karen, he said: & # 39; I was constantly stressed, constantly emotional, constantly sad & # 39;

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Kevin & # 39; s comments come after his ex-wife spoke with love during an interview with her ex-husband FUBAR radio.

Karen explained to host Stephen Leng: & When we go inside (for rehearsals), we literally go crazy with all the routines.

& # 39; But you know what he looks extremely happy, so I'm happy he's happy. & # 39;

About working with Kevin given their own romantic history, Karen confessed: & # 39; Most people think we would be "oh I don't like it", but no. Not at all. We laugh. There is no drama.

& # 39; I don't like drama baby lama! I'm happy, he's happy, let's all be happy! & # 39;

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She also rejected all rumors about tension and added: & We absolutely love to work together. We dance together.

& # 39; The nice thing is that we don't have partners with whom we dance all the time, we exchange partners so that we all get a feeling for everyone. & # 39;

The Venezuelan resident has now continued with friend David Webb.

Meanwhile, Kevin and Stacey, who met in the 2018 Strictly series after they were linked, reportedly delayed & # 39; their relationship & # 39; following their whirlwind romance by agreeing to live in separate homes.

A source told The Sun: & Stacey needed to live somewhere else. Kevin has been really relaxed about letting her and so far it works very well.

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& # 39; Stacey is not sure if she will stay forever, but for now it is a good place for her to set up a base. & # 39;

New relationship: Kevin now goes out with Stacey Dooley, 32, whom he met in the 2018 Strictly series after being paired together

New relationship: Kevin now goes out with Stacey Dooley, 32, whom he met in the 2018 Strictly series after being paired together

New relationship: Kevin now goes out with Stacey Dooley, 32, whom he met in the 2018 Strictly series after being paired together

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