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Strictly's Kevin Clifton shares daughter Minnie's new obsession

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton has revealed baby Minnie's sweet new obsession.

The dancer and partner Stacey Dooley welcomed their daughter earlier this year, Kevin saying at the time that the newborn was "the most beautiful thing [he's] ever seen".

The star has now taken to Instagram to post a picture of Minnie glued to the TV screen, revealing she has taken a liking to In the Night Garden… and character Igglepiggle.

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"Any recommendations for shows Minnie might like? She’s obsessed with Iggle Piggle @nightgardenhq," Kevin asked fans, with followers sharing suggestions such as Bluey and Peppa Pig.

Back in July, Kevin and Stacey admitted a disagreement about Minnie's potential dance future, the dancer admitting he didn't want her to follow in his footsteps.

"I don't want Minnie to dance," he said on documentary Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family and Me. "It's too competitive a world. I would rather she do something else, anything else."

However, Stacey said: "I think she's going to have rhythm because, of course, Kev can dance. I would love her to dance."

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TV presenter and journalist Stacey met Kevin in the 2018 series of Strictly, which they went on to win together.

Speaking recently about the prospect of marriage in the future, she told The Sun: "Marriage has never been massively important to me. Also, it's well-documented that Kev's done it a couple of times before.

"So, you do have to bear that in mind, coming down the aisle like, 'Hello everyone, I know what you're all thinking'. It's just never been something I've dreamt about. But I couldn't have done this (motherhood) without Kev. It's weird. I've always loved him, but it's a different love I have for Kev now."

Strictly Come Dancing returns for its launch special on September 16 on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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