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She’s said to be in the midst of divorce with fellow Strictly Come Dancing pro husband Kevin, 35. 

And Karen Clifton, 35, put her marital woes behind her as she enjoyed a night out with friends at celeb haunt Groucho in London on Saturday. 

The dancing beauty looked cosy with a mystery man during her fun evening after as rumours began to swirl the dancing pro may be axed from the latest series of the celeb dancing competition.

Getting close: Karen Clifton got cosy with a mystery man as she enjoyed a night out with friends in London on Saturday amid claims she and husband Kevin are ‘set to divorce’ 

Karen flaunted her sensational figure in an all-black jumpsuit that hugged all her toned curves. 

The Latin dance specialist wrapped up in a fitted black jacket with large button detailing, as she pounded the pavements in sophisticated electric blue stiletto heels.

Karen’s blonde hair was styled into a blunt bob that sat just below her ears, while her make-up was demur – with only a dusting of mascara and a taupe lip. 

Companion: The dancing beauty got very cosy with a mystery man during her fun evening as she appeared to wrap her arm around his neck for a close moment

Companion: The dancing beauty got very cosy with a mystery man during her fun evening as she appeared to wrap her arm around his neck for a close moment

Companion: The dancing beauty got very cosy with a mystery man during her fun evening as she appeared to wrap her arm around his neck for a close moment

Closer: The Latin dance specialist wrapped up in a fitted black jacket with large button detailing, as she pounded the pavements in sophisticated electric blue stiletto heels

Closer: The Latin dance specialist wrapped up in a fitted black jacket with large button detailing, as she pounded the pavements in sophisticated electric blue stiletto heels

Closer: The Latin dance specialist wrapped up in a fitted black jacket with large button detailing, as she pounded the pavements in sophisticated electric blue stiletto heels

Friendly: Karen's blonde hair was styled into a blunt bob that sat just below her ears, while her make-up was demur - with only a dusting of mascara and a taupe lip

Friendly: Karen's blonde hair was styled into a blunt bob that sat just below her ears, while her make-up was demur - with only a dusting of mascara and a taupe lip

Friendly: Karen’s blonde hair was styled into a blunt bob that sat just below her ears, while her make-up was demur – with only a dusting of mascara and a taupe lip

Toned physique: Karen flaunted her sensational figure in an all-black jumpsuit that hugged all her toned curves

Toned physique: Karen flaunted her sensational figure in an all-black jumpsuit that hugged all her toned curves

Toned physique: Karen flaunted her sensational figure in an all-black jumpsuit that hugged all her toned curves

Her male companion took a more casual approach to the evening in a denim blue shirt and dark skinny jeans. 

Karen appeared close to her male friend, seemingly hugging him before walking alongside her dashing companion. 

The ballroom pro appeared to wrap her arm around his neck for a close moment before heading off with her friendship group.

Later in the evening, Karen bundled into the back of a cab with a gal pal, looking slightly worse for wear as she rested her head on her friend as the evening drew to a close. 

Night out: Her male companion took a more casual approach to the evening in a denim blue shirt and dark skinny jeans

Night out: Her male companion took a more casual approach to the evening in a denim blue shirt and dark skinny jeans

Night out: Her male companion took a more casual approach to the evening in a denim blue shirt and dark skinny jeans

Getting cosy: Karen appeared close to her male friend, seemingly hugging him before walking alongside her dashing companion.

Getting cosy: Karen appeared close to her male friend, seemingly hugging him before walking alongside her dashing companion.

Getting cosy: Karen appeared close to her male friend, seemingly hugging him before walking alongside her dashing companion.

Happy times: Karen looked in good spirits while flanked by her circle of friends, but her marriage to husband Kevin is reportedly over as the pair are said to be divorcing

Happy times: Karen looked in good spirits while flanked by her circle of friends, but her marriage to husband Kevin is reportedly over as the pair are said to be divorcing

Smiles: Karen appeared at ease as she began to walk with her mystery man after their embrace

Smiles: Karen appeared at ease as she began to walk with her mystery man after their embrace

Happy times: Karen looked in good spirits while flanked by her circle of friends, but her marriage to husband Kevin is reportedly over as the pair are said to be divorcing

Going out: Karen enjoyed her evening at Groucho with the mystery man and other good friends 

Going out: Karen enjoyed her evening at Groucho with the mystery man and other good friends 

Going out: Karen enjoyed her evening at Groucho with the mystery man and other good friends 

Karen looked in good spirits while flanked by her circle of friends, but her marriage to husband Kevin is reportedly over as the pair are said to be divorcing after three years of marriage. 

According to The Sun, the pair are said to be heading their separate ways a mere two months after dance professional Karen, 35, allegedly had an affair with an accountant.  

Speaking of the impending divorce, a source told the publication: ‘Karen is extremely upset about the whole situation and is really struggling to accept that everything is over.

‘She has been pleading with Kevin to give things another go but he’s made it clear that he’s not interested and doesn’t want them to patch things up.’ 

All eyes: Karen caught her male friend's attention as she walked towards him 

All eyes: Karen caught her male friend's attention as she walked towards him 

All eyes: Karen caught her male friend’s attention as she walked towards him 

Fun times: Karen appeared to be enjoying herself as she walked behind her male friend while he checked up on his phone

Fun times: Karen appeared to be enjoying herself as she walked behind her male friend while he checked up on his phone

Fun times: Karen appeared to be enjoying herself as she walked behind her male friend while he checked up on his phone

Casually clad: Karen's mystery friend walked a few steps ahead of the group on their evening out

Casually clad: Karen's mystery friend walked a few steps ahead of the group on their evening out

Casually clad: Karen’s mystery friend walked a few steps ahead of the group on their evening out

The Insider continued: ‘She knows that she made a huge mistake by having a brief affair but there were problems in their marriage way before then.’

Reports added that Kevin was the ‘driving force’ behind them getting a divorce and ‘isn’t too fussed’ about it given that it is his second martial breakdown.  

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Karen and Kevin Clifton for further comment.  

Funny faces: Karen pulled a strange look to friends as they left the London hot spot

Funny faces: Karen pulled a strange look to friends as they left the London hot spot

Funny faces: Karen pulled a strange look to friends as they left the London hot spot

Sticking close: Karen was never a few feet away from her close pal, who joined Karen and a friend for a cigarette break

Sticking close: Karen was never a few feet away from her close pal, who joined Karen and a friend for a cigarette break

Sticking close: Karen was never a few feet away from her close pal, who joined Karen and a friend for a cigarette break

Celeb haunt: Karen looked right at home as she left the exclusive private members club

Celeb haunt: Karen looked right at home as she left the exclusive private members club

Celeb haunt: Karen looked right at home as she left the exclusive private members club

Meanwhile, Karen’s future at BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing faced uncertainty due to Karen’s reported ‘confrontational’ behaviour.

Sources told The Mirror that Karen’t participation in the next season is ‘in doubt’, but Kevin’s future on the show remains in tact. 

They told the paper: ‘Karen’s participation next series is in doubt. But Kevin is safe. He is loved by everyone.’

Pounding the pavement: As the night went on, Karen chatted away to another pal as they went in search of their next move

Pounding the pavement: As the night went on, Karen chatted away to another pal as they went in search of their next move

Pounding the pavement: As the night went on, Karen chatted away to another pal as they went in search of their next move

All smiles: Karen clutched onto a white object as she chatted away to her friend

All smiles: Karen clutched onto a white object as she chatted away to her friend

All smiles: Karen clutched onto a white object as she chatted away to her friend

They added: ‘Feelings are mixed on Karen. They don’t want the show to be associated with the ­negative publicity generated by her actions.’ 

However, sources told The Sun that BBC bosses may have saved Karen in last minute talks despite the impeding marital problems after choosing to axe veteran pro Brendan Cole earlier in the year. 

MailOnline have contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing for comment.  

Out on the town:  Karen wandered the streets flanked by her pals

Out on the town:  Karen wandered the streets flanked by her pals

Out on the town:  Karen wandered the streets flanked by her pals

'Holding the fort': Reports of the demise of their marriage comes after Karen flaunted her wedding ring as she declared she was to dance with her partner during the  Kevin and Karen Live tour

'Holding the fort': Reports of the demise of their marriage comes after Karen flaunted her wedding ring as she declared she was to dance with her partner during the  Kevin and Karen Live tour

‘Holding the fort’: Reports of the demise of their marriage comes after Karen flaunted her wedding ring as she declared she was to dance with her partner during the Kevin and Karen Live tour

Reports of the demise of Karen and Kevin’s marriage come after she flaunted her wedding ring, firmly back on her left hand, as she declared she was to dance with her partner during the upcoming Kevin and Karen Live tour in the social media post. 

Karen penned the caption: ‘Brilliant production meeting for the #kevinandkarenlive #tour w @stuartglovercreative our amazeballs tour manager and Clive Dunstall our ace Musical Director.. holding the fort strong on creative whilst @keviclifton is on the Strictly tour… #letsputonthisshow #showtime #makingithappen #latinasbelike #imtheboss.’ 

But followers of the star were quick to query how the pair would do the tour together in the face of their reported marriage troubles.

‘How will you have a tour together if you have split up?’ Leading the way, one fan wrote underneath the Instagram post. 

Giggles: Later in the evening, Karen bundled into the back of a cab with a gal pal, looking slightly worse for wear as she rested her head on her friend as the evening drew to a close

Giggles: Later in the evening, Karen bundled into the back of a cab with a gal pal, looking slightly worse for wear as she rested her head on her friend as the evening drew to a close

Giggles: Later in the evening, Karen bundled into the back of a cab with a gal pal, looking slightly worse for wear as she rested her head on her friend as the evening drew to a close

Worse for wear: Karen appeared to have a little bit too much fun as she bundled into the back of a cab

Worse for wear: Karen appeared to have a little bit too much fun as she bundled into the back of a cab

Worse for wear: Karen appeared to have a little bit too much fun as she bundled into the back of a cab

In recent weeks, Karen skipped the Strictly Come Dancing live tour while her husband Kevin hit the stage with their co-stars.

The Strictly beauty reportedly enjoyed a short-lived romance with Stuart Wood which is now said to have ended.

Kevin and Karen married in an idyllic ceremony in July 2015, with a bevy of superstar guests, but in 2017 they were first hit with reports of strife.

Happier times: Kevin and Karen married in an idyllic ceremony in July 2015, with a bevy of superstar guests, but in 2017 they were first hit with reports of strife

Happier times: Kevin and Karen married in an idyllic ceremony in July 2015, with a bevy of superstar guests, but in 2017 they were first hit with reports of strife

Happier times: Kevin and Karen married in an idyllic ceremony in July 2015, with a bevy of superstar guests, but in 2017 they were first hit with reports of strife

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