Strictly’s Katya Jones and husband Neil reveal how they got over her snog with dance partner Seann Walsh

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Strictly’s Katya Jones and husband Neil reveal how they got over her snog with dance partner Seann Walsh



WHEN married Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones was caught snogging her dance partner Seann Walsh it shocked the nation and dominated headlines for weeks.
The infidelity was too much for the comedian’s girlfriend, who promptly dumped him, and some feared the scandal may cost Katya, 29, her marriage.
Sacks Seann and Katya were pictured drunkenly snogging on a night out
Getty – Contributor Strictly dancers Neil and Katya put on a united front as they told how they didn’t want one kiss to ruin their 10-year relationship
Strictly Come Dancing star Seann Walsh is caught snogging married dance pro Katya Jones in the street
But Katya’s husband, fellow Strictly pro dancer Neil, has now opened up about how they were able to move on from the steamy smooch.
Speaking six months after the drama, Neil and Katya put on a united front as they told how they didn’t want one kiss to ruin their 10-year relationship.
Neil told the Daily Mail: “It was a shock.
“But I wasn’t going to allow that one little thing to get in the way of ten very happy years.”
Rex Features He has apologised to ex Rebecca Humphries on the chat show
Katya and Sean, 33, were photographed kissing outside a London pub on a night out in October last year, following weeks of flirting on and off the dance floor.
In the days that followed, Neil remained incredibly composed and dignified.
He even turned up to work to watch his wife dance with the man she’d been caught cheating with.
Revealing what was going through his mind, Neil said he didn’t want to run around in a panic because “that’s just not me”.
He wanted to sort it out privately with Katya and even sought his mum’s advice about how to handle the messy situation.
“It was a mistake, and we’re here now, together, moving on,” he added.
They are opening up about the tricky patch as they promote their new dance show, Somnium, which tells the story of their own romance.
Katya said: “Every love story has its ups and downs.”
She emphasised how she saw the kiss with Seann as a “mistake”.
“I apologised when it happened, and I’m happy to apologise again now,” she added.
The Strictly kiss scandal led to calls for Katya and Seann to be scrapped from the family show after the comic’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries accused him of “controlling” behaviour.
Neil and Katya Jones insist they’ve moved on from Seann Walsh kiss
Rex Features Seann Walsh claimed he’s changed since the Strictly scandal
The 33-year-old has since apologised for putting Rebecca through a “form of abuse”.
When grilled by Lorraine Kelly about why she cheated on her husband, giggly Katya said: “It was silly me. We all have moments.”
She added: “The reaction was really shocking but I tried not to look at the outside and just keep it together with us.
Neil said: “It was a shock, for me it was a major shock. I appreciated Katya told me before it came out.
“Strictly was fantastic with me and for us all, supporting and helping us.
“It was the shock factor and then straight away I was more worrying about Katya.”
When grilled by host Lorraine Kelly on why she cheated on her husband, giggly Katya said: “It was silly me. We all have moments.”
She added: “The reaction was really shocking but I tried not to look at the outside and just keep it together with us.
Neil – who instantly forgave his wife for the kiss – said: “It was a shock, for me it was a major shock. I appreciated Katya told me before it came out.
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“Strictly was fantastic with me and for us all, supporting and helping us.
“It was the shock factor and then straight away I was more worrying about Katya.”
Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream is at Sadler’s Wells, London, from 20-22 June. For tickets and more information visit sadlerswells.com.

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