Comedian Seann Walsh and his married Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones have issued grovelling apologies after they were pictured kissing during a drunken night out.
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Seann, who has been dating actress Rebecca Humphries for the past five years, and Katya, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, were seen enjoying a passionate embrace while on an evening out in London last Wednesday (03Oct18). The pictures were published by The Sun on Sunday, and subsequently both Seann and Katya shared apologies on their social media accounts on Sunday evening. “I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I have caused with my actions,” Katya wrote in her apology, which was posted first. “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.” Seann then added in his own message: “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.” He made no mention of girlfriend Rebecca, amid reports the pair have since unfollowed each other on social media. Rebecca has yet to make a statement about Seann and Katya’s encounter, but did respond to author Marian Keyes when she called her Seann’s “poor girlfriend”, asking the writer, “Wanna be friends?” “Of COURSE. I’m so upset for you, I’ve been thinking about you all day,” Marian responded. Katya’s husband has yet to respond to the kiss pictures, although he did share a post in support of his wife on Saturday night, before the story broke. Seann and Katya are set to continue dancing together on the show, despite Strictly Come Dancing bosses reportedly being “furious” about the situation. A show insider told The Sun that the kiss does little to dispel the “Curse of Strictly” – rumours that the programme, and the close nature of the working relationship between celebrities and their professional partners, leads to the end of relationships.