He stole the nation’s hearts by breaking down when he and Stacey Dooley won last night’s Strictly Come Dancing.

And one of the first people to congratulate him was his ex wife and fellow pro dancer Karen Clifton, who ran down to wrap him up in a hug as his tears flowed.

The Strictly favourites announced the sad news that they had split up earlier this year.

But viewers might be surprised to know that Karen wasn’t Kevin’s first wife. Despite being only 36, he’s actually been married three times.

Kevin, who has had a turbulent love life, first got hitched to a mystery dancer when he was just 20-years-old.

They split after he turned his back on competitive dancing, prompting his wife to divorce him because it "was her life".

Kevin didn’t stay heartbroken for long and married dancer Clare Craze in 2007.

But their marriage was not a success and they ended up splitting in 2010.

Their divorce was finalised in 2013, with Kevin later confessing: "It didn’t work out."

He added: "It was part of my rebellion and we drifted apart."

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Kevin then got married to Karen in 2015.

He got down on one knee to propose on her birthday on stage during a performance on Burn the Floor.

The pair called an end to their marriage but remain friends and perform alongside each other each week on Strictly.

He’s also found himself at the centre of the Strictly ‘curse’ twice, with two of his partners leaving long-term relationships after dancing alongside him.

Back in 2013, Kev was partnered with Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, 48, who saw her 15-year relationship with partner Dominic Cotton collapse just weeks after becoming a runner up on the show.

Mum-of-three Susanna announced the end of her romance in 2014 (with Strictly being parly blamed) – while three years later Kevin was paired with another future Strictly Curse victim.

In 2016, he danced with Eternal singer Louise Redknapp – who went on to split form and eventually file for divorce from her footballer husband Jamie after 19 years of marriage.

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