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Louise Redknapp's Strictly pal Karen Clifton speaks out about her split from Jamie

Strictly Come Dancing's Karen Clifton has had her say on Louise Redknapp's split from her husband Jamie

Although many have been shocked by Louise Redknapp's split from her husband of 19 years Jamie, one person who hasn't been surprised is Karen Clifton.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, who is married to Louise's 2016 partner Kevin Clifton, has spoken out about the split - and is really not surprised by it.

Karen, 35, who has starred on Strictly since 2012, spoke to The Sun.

WATCH: Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton - Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - BBC One

She said: "On the show Louise grew in confidence and you could see her wings expanding. It's been great because she's been a stay-at-home mum and sometimes you can forget about yourself.

"Now she's giving herself a little bit more attention and she's taking care of herself, which is lovely. She's reinventing herself."

She added: "She's a gorgeous woman and he's a lovely man, and I just feel really bad that they've separated."

READ MORE | Louise Redknapp: "I felt left behind as a mum - so I did Strictly"

Louise was partnered with Karen's husband Kevin on Strictly last year (Credit: BBC/ Strictly Come Dancing)

Jamie's parents Harry and Sandra have also blamed Strictly for the split, and think that Louise is having a "mid-life crisis".

A source close to the couple told The Sun that whilst they were "very supportive" of Louise getting back into her career, they were "sad" about her "partying hard with her new group of friends" whilst Jamie was filming for A League Of Their Own.

Well, we're happy that Louise is starting to take care of herself a bit more!

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