Following the announcement of her return to Strictly Come Dancing later this year, professional dancer Karen Clifton looked delighted as she attended the TRIC Awards on Tuesday afternoon. The 36-year-old, who is enjoying some time off following the Strictly nationwide tour, was reunited with fellow pro dancers Oti Mabuse and Kristina Rihanoff at the star-studded event, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Happily posing for pictures, Karen showed off her flawless figure in a chic structured asymmetric dress, which boasted several black polka dots.
Karen Clifton at the TRIC Awards
Not to be outdone in the style stakes, Oti looked fabulous in a blue and white printed one-shoulder dress, which was designed with a delicate butterfly printing, while Kristina worked a bright orange bodycon dress. Other attendees included Karen's dance partner Charles Venn and his fellow competitors from the latest series, Vick Hope, Katie Piper, Graeme Swann and Kate Silverton.
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The Strictly dancer was joined by fellow pro Oti Mabuse
The Strictly reunion comes shortly after the BBC confirmed the professional line-up for the forthcoming series. Karen immediately took to social media to share her delight by posting a video from home, in which she joked: "Super excited for another season on @bbcstrictly and the chance to 'Collar'borate' with these inspirational 'ChoreDOGraphers' #KeepDancing." The pro later added an Instagram Story of herself strutting away from the camera to Elton John's hit track, I'm Still Standing.
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Karen will return to the dancefloor alongside her estranged husband Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Aljaz Skorjanec and Gorka Marquez, who wrote on Instagram: "Dancing into my 4th series and couldn’t be more excited and grateful to be part of it! Let's do it @bbcstrictly #bestshow #strictly19." Fellow pro Luba Mushtuk said: "Sooo HAPPY to announce that I’ll be back on @bbcstrictly 2019!!! Can't wait #happy #happy#strictly #strictlycomedancing." Giovanni Pernice added: "Yeeeeeeeees honey I’m back on @bbcstrictly for my 5th series!!! THANK YOU!!!!"
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