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Seann Walsh and Katya Jones will dance on Strictly despite scandal over kiss

PUBLISHED: 17:20 09 October 2018

Strictly Come Dancing's Seann Walsh with his dance partner Katya Jones. Pic: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire  .

Strictly Come Dancing's Seann Walsh with his dance partner Katya Jones. Pic: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire .

Strictly Come Dancing’s Seann Walsh and Katya Jones will dance in this week’s show despite the controversy surrounding their off screen relationship.

They will perform a Charleston to ‘Bills’ by Lunchmoney Lewis.

Since the weekend the pair - who are both in relationships with other people - have been shrouded in controversy after being photographed kissing after night out.

Following the images being published in the national press the couple apologised and Mr Walsh described the kiss as a “one-off, drunken mistake”.

On Monday, Mr Walsh’s Norwich-born girlfriend Rebecca Humphries broke her silence on the issue.

Speaking out on Twitter the former Thorpe St Andrew High School pupil said she was not a victim and had been unsure whether or not to respond to the events.

“It’s incredibly good of Sean(n) and Katya to apologise in the media. I have received nothing, other than the support of my family, friends, and a host of strangers on the internet who all wanted to make sure I was OK. What I have also kindly received are many offers to sell my side of the story, but I would prefer for it to be on my own terms.” she said.

She went on to clarify the narrative of the evening the couple were caught kissing: “Those pictures were taken on October 3rd. It was my birthday.

“I was alone at home when Sean texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink.

Rebecca Humphries. Photo: Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock (4795875z)
Rebecca Humphries (The PA)
'Temple' play afterparty, London, Britain - 27 May 2015Rebecca Humphries. Photo: Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock (4795875z) Rebecca Humphries (The PA) 'Temple' play afterparty, London, Britain - 27 May 2015

“We spoke and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on. He aggressively, and repeatedly, called me a psycho/nuts/mental.

“But - this whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person who is now free; and no victim. I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love:

“Believe in yourself and your instincts. It’s more than lying. It’s controlling. Tell some very close friends who, if they’re anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and of you.

“It’s important also to recognise that in these situations those who hold power over you are insecure and fragile, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability.

“I think it certainly does in Sean’s case. Despite everything, I hope he gets what he wants from this. I’m not sorry I took the cat though. Love, Rebecca.”


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