Fans swoon over shirtless Kevin Clifton posing in his Speedos

Fans were swooning over a sexy snap of shirtless Strictly star Kevin Clifton posing in his Speedos next to a diving board on Wednesday.

The dancer, 39, took to Instagram to share the images ahead of his appearance ITV’s new reality TV show The Games where contestants compete in gruelling sports challenges.

While fans were quick to comment on his toned physique, many also joked that his girlfriend Stacey Dooley was a ‘lucky girl’ for going out with him.

Woah! Fans were swooning over a sexy snap of shirtless Strictly star Kevin Clifton posing in his Speedos next to a diving board on Wednesday

Stacey herself commented on the picture, referencing Olympic diver Tom Daley, and said: ‘Tom is SHAKING’ along with some parrot emojis to reference budgie smugglers.

One woman then commented tagging Stacey and saying: ‘@sjdooley you lucky girl’.

Others were showing their appreciation for the post, with one writing underneath: ‘Like a young Tom Daley!’

Fit: While fans were quick to comment on his toned physique, many also joked that his girlfriend Stacey Dooley was a 'lucky girl' for going out with him (pictured together)

Fit: While fans were quick to comment on his toned physique, many also joked that his girlfriend Stacey Dooley was a ‘lucky girl’ for going out with him (pictured together)

Funny: Stacey herself commented on the picture, referencing Olympic diver Tom Daley, and said: 'Tom is SHAKING' along with some parrot emojis to reference budgie smugglers

Funny: Stacey herself commented on the picture, referencing Olympic diver Tom Daley, and said: ‘Tom is SHAKING’ along with some parrot emojis to reference budgie smugglers

Another said: ‘See that’s the body all strictly fans wanted to see all these years!’ before a third posted: ‘Looking good mate !!’

Someone else said: ‘Ooo I say look at you in ya Budgie Smugglers looking good Mr Clifton xx’.

Olivia Attwood, Max George and Christine McGuinness have also been unveiled to be among 12 celebrities set to take part in sports reality TV show The Games.

The former Love Islander, The Wanted singer, 33, and model Christine, 34, will go head-to-head in a series of sports in a bid to rank at the top of the medals table.

Tough: The triathlon-style challenges will see the stars step out of their comfort zones as they are coached and trained in running, swimming and cycling before competing

Tough: The triathlon-style challenges will see the stars step out of their comfort zones as they are coached and trained in running, swimming and cycling before competing

Happy: Another said: 'See that's the body all strictly fans wanted to see all these years!'  before a third posted: 'Looking good mate !!'

Happy: Another said: ‘See that’s the body all strictly fans wanted to see all these years!’ before a third posted: ‘Looking good mate !!’

Reality TV star Olivia, 30, is no stranger to running as she previously competed in the sport as a teenager.

They will be joined on the ITV series, to be released this Spring, by the likes of songwriter Chelcee Grimes and Love Island’s Wes Nelson.

Also competing for the crown will be Harry Potter star Josh Herdman, Coronation Street actor Colson Smith, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, Emmerdale’s Rebecca Sarker, actor Ryan Thomas and model Phoenix Brown.

The triathlon-style challenges will see the stars step out of their comfort zones as they are coached and trained in running, swimming and cycling before competing.

Together: Stacey and Kevin met on Strictly Come Dancing and started dating shortly afterwards

Together: Stacey and Kevin met on Strictly Come Dancing and started dating shortly afterwards

The six male and six female competitors will battle it out in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome, putting their sporting talents to the test in events from an 100-meter sprint and diving.

As well as live event coverage, each episode will also feature the celebrities’ grating training for the challenges, as they are taught the sports from scratch by some of the UK’s top coaches.

The celebrities will attempt to creep up the leaderboard, before the series will come to a head in a final showdown, which will see one male and one female champion crowned.

The week-long event, produced by Initial, will be hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, while Alex Scott will star as trackside reporter and Chris Kamara will be commentator.

Sharing her delight at hosting the show, Holly said: ‘I’m really excited to be presenting The Real Games with Freddie and the rest of the team. I can’t wait to watch our celebrity competitors go head-to-head. ‘

While Freddie added: ‘This is going to be a brilliant week of TV. Our celeb competitors will need to be at the top of their game to be in with a chance of topping the medals table. ‘

The Games will run for five episodes, two with a 90-minute runtime and the other three coming in at an hour each.

Winners: The pair lifted the glitterball trophy together in 2018 and have gone from strength to strength since

Winners: The pair lifted the glitterball trophy together in 2018 and have gone from strength to strength since

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