Strictly's Seann Walsh and Katya Jones apologise for 'one-off mistake' after kissing snap surfaces

Seann Walsh

Comedian Seann Walsh. Image: Getty

Monday, October 8, 2018

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Seann Walsh has apologised on Twitter after he was photographed kissing his married professional dancing partner, Katya Jones.

The comedian, 32,  tweeted that the kiss outside a pub in Marylebone, London, was a "one-off drunken mistake".

The comedian had been dating actress Rebecca Humphries, who has unfollowed him on Instagram since the pictures emerged.

He wrote: "In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions.

"This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for."


'A one-off mistake'

Dancer Katya Jones, 29, who has been married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil Jones since 2013, said the incident was not a reflection of her marriage.

"I'm so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions," she tweeted.

"I wasn't thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks.

"I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship."

The pair cancelled a scheduled appearance on ITV's Lorraine after the story broke in The Sun.

Walsh and Jones are set to continue to dance together on the BBC show.