Strictly star Seann Walsh is the next celebrity to expected to face the boot, as fans were left gobsmacked by his shocking kiss with dance partner, Katya Jones. Both Seann and Katya are in relationships, which has consequently caused the uproar from fans who are urging they be disqualified from the show.
Video footage was captured showing the pair locking lips whilst on a night out in London. It was reported that the pair had been flirting for weeks, therefore the passionate moment came as no surprise to those who had seen their relationship blossom.
Before the footage circulated the net, fans who had only heard rumours claimed they would no longer be supporting the couple if there was proof they had both cheated on their partners.
Many fans took to social media to discuss the rumours:
“#katyajones #seannwalsh should be disqualified from the show if the rumours are true. Integrity and professional behaviour should be upheld in all professions. They have tainted the show and their own morals and disrespect for their partners and colleagues. #strictly” one fan wrote.
Another added: “Sad for your girlfriend. Especially after seeing her so obviously happy for you on Saturday. Disappointed to say the least. You’ve lost my vote. Your apology and Katya’s timed perfectly. Very contrived.”
“Bring back Lee and get rid of Sean and Katya! They should both be asked to leave after their despicable behaviour! Do what you like if you’re single but both of them have been completely selfish and unprofessional.”
“@Mrs_katjones @seannwalsh I was supporting you until i’ve seen you cheating on your husband and girlfriend….Vote them off no time for cheaters!!!! Poor @Mr_NJones and @Beckshumps deserve better #StrictlyComeDancing #VoteThemOut.”
“Seann Walsh is probably one of the last people I’d have expected to kick off the ‘Strictly Curse’ this time around. His girlfriend has had a lucky escape but must feel humiliated. I’d imagine he’ll leave next week, not many people will vote for him now!
“#katyajones #seannwalsh should be disqualified from the show if the rumours are true. Integrity and professional behaviour should be upheld in all professions. They have tainted the show and their own morals and disrespect for their partners and colleagues. #strictly”
Katya and Seann release personal statements on the incident
In light of the recent footage, both Katya and Seann have apologised for their actions, with Seann stating that it was a “one-off drunken mistake”.
“I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I have caused with my actions.” Katya aged 29 told The Sun. “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.”
32-year-old Seann also added: “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.”
An insider also went on to tell The Sun: “Seann and Katya hit it off from day one. They are always laughing and messing around, and are incredibly tactile with each other. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by cast and crew but no one expected this. It’s going to cause real ructions backstage not least because Katya and Neil have to work alongside each other week in, week out. It will be unbelievably awkward especially if Seann goes through to next week’s show.”
Seann is dumped by girlfriend after footage is revealed
Women around the UK weren’t surprised when Seann’s girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries end the relationship once she found out the truth about the incident. Many tweeters sent words of best wishes and support her way.
One tweet sent to Rebecca, read: “You seem ace and generally an all-round excellent human. Sorry, a mean, rubbish thin happened to you. Women of the UK are behind you. Rock on.”
Just a few days before, Rebecca had been seen wiping away tears of pride as she watched Seann and Katya dance passionately together, but it was just a few days later that she discovered she had been unaware of the kiss that had happened beforehand.
She publicly dumped the star by writing this statement on Twitter:
“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. 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. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I’ve questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour.”
Katya’s husband also reacts to the news
Katya’s husband and professional dancer, Neil Jones has yet to make comment and was seen to still be in the audience supporting Katya and Seann last week on their Paso Doble. He posted a photo of the pair on his social media profile, captioning it: “Wow last nights @bbcstrictly movie week was really epic and I’m really proud of @mrs_katjones and @seannwalsh Paso Doble. Great shapes and of course like always the choreography was on point.”
Despite his words of praise, fans were quick to send words of sympathy after finding out that his wife had been unfaithful:
“Oh my days I hope you’re okay Neil. I feel sorry for you that they kissed.” one user said.
“It’s a shame you are stuck with someone who obviously doesn’t appreciate you.” another said.
A third fan added: “Strictly is supposed to be a fun entertainment family show but it has a very dark side to the show. If I were married I would never allow my partner to go on this show.”
It seems Neil was truly trying to show Katya what she was missing after he posted a photo in the nude on his Instagram page to his 102,000 followers; alongside the caption: “It’s Monday and if you don’t mind I’m just going to hang out by the rocks with my smouldering look. What’s your plans for the week ahead????”