Kevin Clifton displays his wedding ring as he steps out

His two-year marriage to Karen Clifton has been rocked by claims she had an affair with an accountant.

But Kevin Clifton turned a blind eye to the marital strife rumours, as he defiantly displayed his wedding ring while heading to the Strictly Come Dancing group rehearsals on Thursday.

The 35-year-old professional dancer seemed to be in great spirits as he headed to Elstree Studios in London for the training session. 

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Stepping out: Kevin Clifton defiantly displayed his wedding ring while heading to the Strictly Come Dancing group rehearsals

Stepping out: Kevin Clifton defiantly displayed his wedding ring while heading to the Strictly Come Dancing group rehearsals

Stepping out: Kevin Clifton defiantly displayed his wedding ring while heading to the Strictly Come Dancing group rehearsals

The dancer, who was partnered with Scottish comedian Susan Calman on the show, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki longline peacoat.

He kept the rest of his look casual, donning quirky leather patch denim jeans and grey suede ankle boots with studded toe-caps. 

Looking worlds apart from his polished Strictly look, he went incognito behind round-eye glasses and a blue baker boy hat.

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted that Karen and Kevin have been keeping their distance from each other during the live shows and Kevin, who made a solo arrival at the studios, could face a somewhat awkward run-in if Karen is also at rehearsals.

Rumour has it: His two-year marriage to Karen Clifton has been rocked by claims she had an affair with an accountant

Rumour has it: His two-year marriage to Karen Clifton has been rocked by claims she had an affair with an accountant

Rumour has it: His two-year marriage to Karen Clifton has been rocked by claims she had an affair with an accountant

Not bothered: The 35-year-old professional dancer turned a blind eye to the marital strife rumours and seemed to be in great spirits as he headed to Elstree Studios in London

Not bothered: The 35-year-old professional dancer turned a blind eye to the marital strife rumours and seemed to be in great spirits as he headed to Elstree Studios in London

Not bothered: The 35-year-old professional dancer turned a blind eye to the marital strife rumours and seemed to be in great spirits as he headed to Elstree Studios in London

Hit outing comes amid claims wife Karen had an alleged affair with accountant Stuart Wood.

But a source told The Sun that Karen ended things with Stuart after news of their alleged romance surfaced.

‘It was never a long term thing and Karen realises that she made a mistake,’ they explained.

‘She ended things with Stuart shortly after the news broke. He is heartbroken as he thought they had a future together so has decided to accept a new job and will move to Texas next month to start a fresh chapter.’ 

Keeping it casual: The dancer, who was partnered with Scottish comedian Susan Calman on the show, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki longline peacoat

Keeping it casual: The dancer, who was partnered with Scottish comedian Susan Calman on the show, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki longline peacoat

Keeping it casual: The dancer, who was partnered with Scottish comedian Susan Calman on the show, wrapped up against the cold in a khaki longline peacoat

Lowkey look: He kept the rest of his look casual, donning quirky leather patch denim jeans and grey suede ankle boots with studded toe-caps

Lowkey look: He kept the rest of his look casual, donning quirky leather patch denim jeans and grey suede ankle boots with studded toe-caps

Lowkey look: He kept the rest of his look casual, donning quirky leather patch denim jeans and grey suede ankle boots with studded toe-caps

The source also claimed that Karen will be returning to New York to spend Christmas with her family, while Kevin heads home to Grimsby, before the two reunite in the New Year ‘to discuss their future’. 

This comes following claims that Karen and Kevin have ‘split’ after just two-years of marriage. 

The duo, who have been together for seven years, reportedly first came under strain a year ago and are now living separately.

Karen then found herself at the centre of speculation she was ‘dating’ Stuart amid reports her marriage is ‘on the rocks’.

Allegations: Hit outing comes amid claims wife Karen had an alleged affair with accountant Stuart Wood. But a source told The Sun that Karen ended things with Stuart after news of their alleged romance surfaced

Allegations: Hit outing comes amid claims wife Karen had an alleged affair with accountant Stuart Wood. But a source told The Sun that Karen ended things with Stuart after news of their alleged romance surfaced

Allegations: Hit outing comes amid claims wife Karen had an alleged affair with accountant Stuart Wood. But a source told The Sun that Karen ended things with Stuart after news of their alleged romance surfaced

Claims: 'It was never a long term thing and Karen realises that she made a mistake,' they explained

Claims: 'It was never a long term thing and Karen realises that she made a mistake,' they explained

Claims: ‘It was never a long term thing and Karen realises that she made a mistake,’ they explained

She and Stuart were spotted out together on several occasions – with Karen still sporting her wedding ring – and reports have claimed the pair are ‘getting to know each other’.

It was claimed Stuart, who was seen leaving Karen’s home recently, is ‘absolutely besotted’ with the Strictly professional and is hopeful they will have a ‘future’ together, despite her still being married to Kevin.

This week a source close to the Strictly camp tells MailOnline that ‘heartbroken’ Kevin can’t accept that their relationship is over – and was ‘alone’ behind-the-scenes on the show at the weekend.

Hmm: This week a source close to the Strictly camp tells MailOnline that 'heartbroken' Kevin can't accept that their relationship is over - and was 'alone' behind-the-scenes on the show at the weekend

Hmm: This week a source close to the Strictly camp tells MailOnline that 'heartbroken' Kevin can't accept that their relationship is over - and was 'alone' behind-the-scenes on the show at the weekend

Hmm: This week a source close to the Strictly camp tells MailOnline that ‘heartbroken’ Kevin can’t accept that their relationship is over – and was ‘alone’ behind-the-scenes on the show at the weekend

The insider says: ‘Poor Kevin is heartbroken. It’s making it very difficult at Strictly as all the dancers knew but Kevin did not want to accept that his marriage is over.

‘But sadly the writing is on the wall. She was ignoring him throughout the show.

‘Kevin was on his own before and after the show in the green room. At one point he was outside looking very upset on the phone after the show. 

Keeping their distance: Kevin and Karen prompted a wave of concerned tweets from fans after taking to the ballroom floor with different partners on Sunday evening

Keeping their distance: Kevin and Karen prompted a wave of concerned tweets from fans after taking to the ballroom floor with different partners on Sunday evening

Keeping their distance: Kevin and Karen prompted a wave of concerned tweets from fans after taking to the ballroom floor with different partners on Sunday evening

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