INTERNATIONAL Ballroom and Latin dancer and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Kevin Clifton is set to rock Southampton in his latest role next week.

The star, the only pro dancer to ever dance in four consecutive finals, will appear as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages at Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday.

Kevin made his musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing the Musical and has appeared on Broadway and in the West End in the Burn The Dance Floor Dance Company and toured nationwide with Kevin and Karen Dance.

He will now star alongside ex-Coronation Street favourite Kevin Kennedy in this piece of rock n roll debauchery!

Kevin told the Daily Echo: "I feel like I’m switching roles from Strictly, as there I’m in my comfort zone, I’m the professional and Stacey (his last dance partner) is the celebrity trying to learn to dance whereas now I’m figuratively and literally becoming Stacee! Actually, one of my favourite facts is that that I obviously just danced with Stacey Dooley on Strictly Come Dancing, and her full name is actually Anastacia Jaclyn Dooley, and her nickname is Stacey Jacs, so it seems like it was all meant to be!

"I first saw the show in 2009 on Broadway, when I was in New York with Burn The Floor, and Rock of Ages was on the next street over. I just loved it and went back and saw it two or three more times on Broadway and then saw it again when it came to the West End. I’m a big fan! I’ve always been a massive rock fan anyway, and before I was on Strictly I used to fancy myself a bit of a rock star. I used to have long black hair and eye makeup and black fingernails and used to swan about thinking I was the Jim Morrison of the ballroom!

I never thought they’d want me to be involved in the show, let alone play Stacee Jaxx so when they suggested I come in and audition it was just unbelievable.

Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true!

This hilarious musical comedy features songs including We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.

Now a global smash with extensive runs in London’s West End, on Broadway and in Las Vegas, the show has also been made in to a star-studded Hollywood movie.