Kelvin Fletchers frustration over struggle to find work after being rejected for 10 roles

Kelvin Fletcher has admitted has struggled to find work after being rejected for 10 roles recently.

Actor Kelvin, 37, played Andy Sugden on Emmerdale from 1996 until 2016. He then went on to compete on Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Jamie Laing in 2019 who was forced to drop out after injuring himself before the live shows began.

The TV star went on to win the series. But, it appears that recently he has struggled to find work.

Kelvin candidly opened up on the tough realities of being an actor during an Instagram Live video.

He said: "A friend of mine, an actress, just messaged me and said, 'I can't even get a f***ing self-tape.'

"So I know how frustrating those little selfies are, because I've been that person thinking, 'Even they are working now.'

"Let me tell you, I've had about 10 nos in these last few months."

He then revealed he's since landed a new role on TV and urged his fans to be "patient" if they want a successful career in acting.

Kelvin, who recently enjoyed a sweet day out with his family, said: "So, keep the faith. Patience is key, as I always say.

"It's only a little gig, so don't be getting too bothered."

Continuing to share his wisdom, Kelvin went on: "For all those out there who, like me, are sick of hearing the nos, I'm sure I'm going to get a lot more nos after this one.

"But I'm enjoying this while it is. Thus, the obligatory trailer selfie. It's obviously p***ed off quite a few people – enjoy!"

Kelvin remained tight-lipped about what the new role could be.

It comes after the soap star joked of his return to the Strictly ballroom. He recently tweeted: "I’m here if you need me @bbcstrictly".

Dan Walker, who is currently competing on Strictly, then responded to as he said: "There are already enough amazing dancers in this" alongside a wink emoji.

The BBC newsreader added: "Keep your hips to yourself".

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Kelvin then replied with: "Haha! There most certainly are! Loving it."

The soap star won the Glitterball trophy alongside his dance partner Oti Mabuse.

Three years before appearing on Strictly, Kelvin quit Emmerdale. Speaking on his decision to leave the soap, which he had been on for 20 years, he explained: "My time came now. It’s a decision I have pondered on for about 18 months. About 12 months ago I made the decision to leave, with no discredit to the show – if anything it was because of their creativity which has given me a sense of confidence and I believed I could go on and do something else."

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