Kelvin Fletcher is enjoying having more time with his family during the lockdown after the disruption that Strictly Come Dancing brought to his domestic life.

The 36-year-old actor told Hello! magazine that he is taking the opportunity to relax with his wife Liz Marsland and their two children.

"After an intense four or five months of regular family life being disrupted, to be at the other end of the spectrum, where I'm constantly at home, in a weird way, it couldn't have come at a better time for me and Liz, and for the kids," he said.

Fletcher added: "We look back on the whole Strictly experience fondly, one we experienced as a family together.

The couple married in 2015 and, according to Fletcher: "We've been together for many years and we're so happy with each other, in our little bubble."

Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher

Fletcher, who won the BBC ballroom dancing competition last year alongside professional partner Oti Mabuse, also told the magazine that he had been planning to take part in auditions until the "world hit pause" and the proposals were put on hold.

Fletcher added: "I had two or three weeks when I was auditioning and having productive meetings, then Covid hit.

"It has been a little frustrating as things were stopped in their tracks, but I'm treating it as an opportunity to reset and have a longer post-Strictly holiday than expected."