Eastenders and Casualty actor Charles Venn scored an impressive 35 points for his and Karen’s West Side Story-themed Rumba. But this wasn’t enough for him to make it to the next stage of the competition. He lost out in a dance-off with former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts.
Charles told the host of It Takes Two Zoe Ball last night: “Obviously sad, obviously a little it of disappointment but, at the same time, a sense of pride.
“I’m very proud of the fact that Karen brought me all the way to the quarter-final.
“It’s a weird bittersweet feeling, because, on one hand, I get to take my son into school in the morning and do some of the things I haven’t had the chance to do for the last 14 weeks.
“But, at the same time, I don’t get to spend time with this wonderful woman, this wonderful teacher. So it’s a weird balance.”
Karen looked emotional while he was talking and playfully told him off over his posture.
She grabbed his torso to help him straighten up and shouted: “Straighten your back!”
Zoe replied: “She will never stop doing that to you!”
Meanwhile, Kevin Clifton’s wife Stacey Dooley made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s show following her moving Les Miserables performance.
Is Karen still married to Kevin despite couple separating?
Karen and Kevin announced they had separated in March this year.
Kevin and Karen got married on July 11, 2015, after he proposed to Karen while they performing on stage for Burn The Floor.
The proposal was particularly special as it was also Karen’s birthday.
It is not clear whether they have separated or filed for divorce as yet.