STRICTLY winner’s Kelvin Fletcher has jetted off on a luxury holiday to Dubai with his wife and two kids before Christmas.
The ex Emmerdale actor flew wife Liz Marsland and their kids to the luxury destination and admitted the couple never got a moment’s rest – but he’s loved it.
The 35-year-old promised to take his family abroad after his gruelling schedule on the BBC dance competition kept him away from home for months.
And keeping his word, Kelvin took Liz and their three-year-old daughter Marnie and one-year-old son Milo to Dubai as they escaped the drizzling UK weather.
Sharing updates to his Instagram, Kelvin cradled his daughter in a sweet poolside photo at Wild Wadi Waterpark.
The doting dad captioned his snap: “Not a moments rest but who cares!” and tagged Imagine Cruising, who organised his itinerary.
In another photo, his wife sticks her tongue out as Milo puts his chubby hand in her mouth while Marnie is mid scream – but the couple look completely smitten.
The 35-year-old Emmerdale actor flew his family first-class on an Emirates Airlines flight to Dubai.
Kelvin previously admitted that he felt “guilty” about how much time he was forced to spend away from his loved ones due to the BBC dance show.
He told Hello! magazine at the time: “I’m going on holiday next week with my family for just a few days.
“I’ve felt a little bit guilty being away from them so I definitely want to take them away and just see them and hold them.”
He said similar after he won the coveted Glitterball trophy, telling Strictly hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman: “I’m going to go and cuddle my wife, cuddle my mum and dad and my brothers are here.”
Last month, Kelvin was left devastated when he was forced to miss his and Liz’s fourth wedding anniversary
His intense rehearsals with Oti meant he couldn’t make the trip back up north.
Instead of marking the milestone with his Mrs., Kelvin appeared on This Morning to promote the show where he opened up about his work/ life struggle.
He explained at the time: “I think that’s been the hardest thing to accept really, is just being away from home.
“Today is my wedding anniversary and I’m not at home. And it’s gutting really. I’ve got a young family.”
He added: “I’ve missed a friend’s wedding recently and that’s what’s tough. But like any gig, you’ve got to, for me especially, I’ve got to be completely consumed by it and give my best.”
Kelvin stormed to victory on the dancefloor after stepping in at short notice to replace injured Jamie Laing in the line-up.
He shot to fame playing Andy Sugden in Emmerdale, leaving in 2016 after 20 years in the ITV soap.