Stacey Dooley shares intimate snap with boyfriend Kevin Clifton ahead of his opening theatre show

They fell head over heels while partnered on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.

And Stacey Dooley, 34, gave fans a glimpse at a tender moment with boyfriend Kevin Clifton, 38, as she wished him the best of luck for the opening night of Singin’ In The Rain at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Friday.

The documentary maker took to Instagram to post a picture of herself cosying-up to her twinkle-toed beau and wrote: ‘Good luck tonight sweetheart. Opening night! SO proud. You were made for this role. Make ‘em laugh King Kev.’

Loved up: Stacey Dooley, 34, wished boyfriend Kevin Clifton, 38, the best of luck for the opening night of Singin' In The Rain at Sadler’s Wells on Friday with a sweet Instagram snap

Loved up: Stacey Dooley, 34, wished boyfriend Kevin Clifton, 38, the best of luck for the opening night of Singin’ In The Rain at Sadler’s Wells on Friday with a sweet Instagram snap

In the sweet snap, the fiery-haired star looked at peace as she gazed into the lens while Kevin rested his head on hers.

The Strictly champ wire a brown and white checked shirt while Kevin had on a simple black shirt as he cuddled up to his stunning girlfriend. 

Kevin is set to take to the stage as Cosmo Brown alongside Steps star Faye Tozer, 45, who plays Lina Lamont.  

The professional dancer will perform high-energy routines during the show, which uses more than 14,000 litres of water on stage every night, with the story combining the charm, romance and wit of the 1952 film.

Touching: The documentary maker took to Instagram to post a picture of herself cosying-up to her twinkle-toed beau and wrote: 'Good luck tonight sweetheart. Opening night! SO proud'

Touching: The documentary maker took to Instagram to post a picture of herself cosying-up to her twinkle-toed beau and wrote: ‘Good luck tonight sweetheart. Opening night! SO proud’

Sweet: She shared a touching message with her followers

Sweet: She shared a touching message with her followers 

Meanwhile, Stacey is taking new steps in her career also, with the star reportedly set to host a new BBC cookery show, after being ‘axed’ from her makeover series Glow Up for breaking strict advertisement rules. 

The television personality is said to have landed the presenting job for Hungry For It- a series which will search for up-and-coming talent in the culinary world. 

It will be a second chance for Stacey, who was reportedly secretly let go from her Glow Up hosting gig after ‘furious’ BBC bosses discovered she had broken the broadcaster’s rules by starring in a beauty ad.   

Star power: Kevin is set to take to the stage as Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London

Star power: Kevin is set to take to the stage as Cosmo Brown in Singin’ In The Rain at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London

Putting on a show: Steps star Faye Tozer, 45, will play Lina Lamont in the production which uses more than 14,000 litres of water on stage every night

Putting on a show: Steps star Faye Tozer, 45, will play Lina Lamont in the production which uses more than 14,000 litres of water on stage every night

With Stacey reportedly fronting the show, the series will follow the chefs tackle a series of difficult challenges.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Stacey’s warmth and support towards the contestants on Glow Up created a feel-good series which producers want to bring to this new show.’ 

Filming for the new BBC show is said to take place next month. MailOnline has contacted the BBC and Stacey’s representatives for comment.  

Let's get cooking! Stacey will reportedly host a new BBC cookery show, after being 'axed' from her makeover series Glow Up for breaking strict advertisement rules

Let’s get cooking! Stacey will reportedly host a new BBC cookery show, after being ‘axed’ from her makeover series Glow Up for breaking strict advertisement rules 

Filming: The Strictly winner is said to have landed the presenting job for Hungry For It- a series which will search for up-and-coming talent in the culinary world

Filming: The Strictly winner is said to have landed the presenting job for Hungry For It- a series which will search for up-and-coming talent in the culinary world

Stacey was reportedly axed from the show Glow Up after she appeared in a campaign for hair brand Clairol in July 2020, the same month the beauty show’s second season concluded, leaving her bosses at the Beeb unimpressed.

The broadcaster has strict advertising rules, which ban their TV talent from trading-off their on-screen personas by imitating or suggesting references to BBC content.

A source told The Sun: ‘Stacey might have made it sound like she was stepping away from the series of her own volition, but in reality she was not asked to stay because the BBC were furious about Clairol. 

Pictured: Stacey with Glow-Up judges Dom Skinner, Stacey Dooley, Val Garland (left to right)

Pictured: Stacey with Glow-Up judges Dom Skinner, Stacey Dooley, Val Garland (left to right)

‘They are sick of people using their platform to go off and earn private money.

‘It was a tricky situation as she does other things for the BBC, but they decided she would lose her Glow Up contract.’  

MailOnline contacted Stacey and the BBC for further comment at the time. 

The BBC has strict rules about what adverts its stars can appear in while contracted with the broadcaster, with it recently being reported that Nick Knowles was facing ‘the sack from DIY SOS’ for his appearance as a builder promoting breakfast cereal. 

Stacey fronted Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star for two previous runs and she announced in October that she would be leaving as host. 

In January, Maya Jama was confirmed as the new host set to takeover in series three.

Replacement: Maya Jama is the new host of BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star

Replacement: Maya Jama is the new host of BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star