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The Strictly Come Dancing drama rages on.

The BBC show might not even be on TV at the moment but there is no shortage of controversy surrounding it.

Katya Jones, the pro dancer at the centre of the Seann Walsh scandal in the 2018 series, is now reportedly cut from the main line-up.


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The 29-year-old dancer, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, was pictured looking downcast as she walked her dog after the news broke. 

She appeared to slam the reports of her axing with a statement t-shirt that read, ''You only know my name, not my story''.

It was reported that Katya had been offered reduced role by BBC bosses in the wake of last series' controversy.

While she remains as part of the line-up it is uncertain if she will get a celebrity partner this year. 


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This news brings about doubts about fellow pro dance Kevin Clifton's part in the show.

He has been at the centre of his own media storm since his relationship with his celebrity partner, Stacey Dooley, was announced.

However, a BBC spokesperson has insisted Katya won't be treated any differently to Kevin. 

The said, ''We wouldn't be treating her any differently to how we treated Kevin. It's not like he is guaranteed a celebrity partner this year.''

It looks like we'll have to watch this space and see the drama unfold – which we're not complaining about at all…


Love Island and Strictly Come Dancing stars have been left "shaken up" after leaving celebrity nightclub Tape just MINUTES before a triple stabbing.

Familiar faces such as Oti Mabuse, Katya Jones and Megan Barton Hanson were among those who narrowly missed the horrific attack in London’s Oxford Street in the early hours of Sunday.

It was Love Island alumni Ellie Brown's 21st birthday, which was why a host of reality TV celebrities were in attendance.


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Strictly stars Oti Mabuse, Katya Jones and her husband Neil were there in order to celebrate Aljaz Skorjanec’s 28th birthday.

A Love Island source told The Sun: “They have been really shaken up and can’t help but think ‘what if’ had they left a bit later."

“Their night could have ended very differently if they had stayed at the nightclub. It has definitely prompted questions about security for some of the group.”


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Oti, who is also a captain on BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer, brought Graziano Di Prima, Pasha Kovalev and Nadiya Bychkovaening to Tape following their dance performance that night.

Fellow captain Cheryl Tweedy went straight home after filming, but her dancer co-stars left Tape between 2am and 2.50am.

ITV2’s Love Island celebrities exited later, just a few minutes before the street stabbing took place at 3.40am. Laura Anderson left 15 minutes earlier while Megan Barton Hanson and Charlie Brake left at around 3.30am.


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Love Island stars Zara McDermott and Ellie Brown, who celebrated her 21st birthday, exited the nightspot at roughly he same time.

Three men suffered stab and slash wounds in the chaotic attack; blood could be seen at the scene outside the pavement yesterday.

The Met Police said that all three 24-year-old men are now recovering in hospital, and their injuries are not lif-threatening. A spokesman added: “Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

“Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon."


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The statement continued,"They are currently in custody at central London police stations.”

The near-miss for the reality TV stars comes only two months after Strictly professional dancer AJ Pritchard and his dancer brother Curtis were beaten up by eight men at a Cheshire nightclub.

The ballroom dancer later hired personal security.


They were the biggest scandal of this years Strictly Come Dancing. 

Pro dancer Katya Jones and comedian Seann Walshe were photographed drunkenly kissing while they were both in relationships and it caused massive outrage. 

And now Katya is back in Seann's arms for the show's finale this weekend and things are a bit awkward especially after Seann made a dig at Katya's husband Neil in his stand-up. 


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 Ahead of this weekend series finale, the group have reunited in a cosy snap.

Showing the group in rehearsals, it's captioned, ''Look who’s back! Practicing an epic group dance for Saturday. Let the countdown to the #Strictly final begin!''

Seann and Katya look happy in the picture, posing side by side – but nowhere near her husband Neil, who is beside Katie Piper. 

Seann had spoken about Neil in a stand-up gig where he called him ''gay''. 


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Just before the Strictly reunion, Seann had been talking about the whole scandal in a comedy routine.

He said, ''Before the show, the newspapers were complaining they didn't know who I was. You know who I am now, [explicit]. I’m the guy who kissed a gay man’s wife."

He added, ''Please don’t report that. I’m only joking. I’m just here trying to make you laugh."

The Strictly finale takes place this Saturday on BBC One at 6:30pm. 


He might not be on the judging panel anymore but that hasn't stopped him from wading into the scandals of Strictly.

Len Goodman has spoken out about the now infamous kiss between comedian Seann Walshe and his pro dance partner Katya Jones – that happened while the two were both in relationships

While Seann was dumped by his girlfriend, Katya and her husband, fellow pro dancer Neil Jones, seem to be going strong.

Now the former Head judge has said that he wasn't a fan of what happened but that it does keep people interested in the show. 

He told The Metro, ''I think the producers like all that. I think they probably…not saying they encourage it but I think they like it if it happens,''

He continued, ''If they’re both single then I think it doesn't matter. Not so much if one is married and it all splits up the happy home. I don’t like that at all.''

He added, ''But there’s been like Flavia Cacace and Jimi Mistry, they got married and they’re still married. And they were both single. So what’s wrong with that. Good, good for them. And everyone loves a love story. I think most years there’s been some sort of, 'Oooh what’s going on there?'''


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An ambassador for Age UK, the UK'S largest charity working with elderly people, he has no worries about getting older himself.

He said, ''I’m fortunate because I’ve got my son, and I’ve got my daughter in law, and I’ve got my wife, and I’ll probably be the first one to pop my clogs.''

He continued, ''All I’ve said is, “Don’t put me somewhere awful, don’t dump me off somewhere.” ‘You’ve gotta have family, but as we know so many people haven’t got that and I feel so sorry for them. ‘That’s why Age UK is important. Anything I can do to help Age UK I will.''

Strictly hasn't been the same without Len – we hope he has a wonderful Christmas. 


Ah, Seann Walshe.

The villain of this years' Strictly Come Dancing.

The comedian in a long-term relationship with a woman who spent the weekends he was on the BBC show crying in the audience in support of him.

Then it transpired that Seann and his pro dance partner Katya had had a drunken kiss that was caught on camera by photographers – on his girlfriends birthday. 

We all know what happened next – public apologies, a public dumping for Seann and him getting the boot from the competition a couple of weeks later.

Now, Seann has addressed the whole situation with his at a gig at London’s Comedy Store.

The 32-year-old said that doesn't think he needs to explain himself – and reportedly got a lot of boos from the audience.

He said, ''I will tell you this and we will stop talking about it. But look, I don’t really need to explain myself but I will anyway.''

He continued, ''I was coming towards the end of my relationship, I was getting on with this girl. You spend a lot of time with your dance partner on the show and we went for a drink and one thing led to the other.''

He added, ''Most of you have seen the result. I actually started to think to myself, “Hang on, have I actually done anything that wrong?”

Seann had been banned from the Strictly live tour, with reports for the show saying that, ''The Strictly tour is a really wholesome, family-friendly event. It’s all about good, clean fun and we don’t think that a man who snogs married women in the street fits that image.”


It's the dramz  that just keeps on giving.

Comedian Seann Walshe might have been booted off Strictly Come Dancing a few weeks ago not long after he was pictured kissing married pro dancer partner, Katya Jones.

However, now it seems that the pair are to hit the dance floor together again, at the show's grand finale.

The news has come as quite a blow to Katya's husband Neil, who is also a pro dancer.

Poor aul Neil. 

Reportedly, Neil ''will be gutted as when Seann was voted off the show, he was glad to see the back of him.''

The general atmosphere on the show has been happier since the 32-year-old's departure and ''things are back on track in his marriage – so he’ll be gutted when Seann is back on set.''

Seann and Katya's drunken kiss was blamed on too much booze and the Russian dancer made a statement after it hit the media, claiming that it in no way reflected her marriage to Neil.

A Strictly spokesperson has said that, "Every year all of our celebrities are invited back for the grand final at the end of the series. This year is no different and we look forward to reuniting them all once more.”


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Meanwhile, Seann's former girlfriend, actor Rebecca Humphries, has spoken out about how she has been rebuilding her life after Seann's cheating was exposed. 

She revealed on Instagram that she has penned a piece for Vogue Journal entitled, Rebecca Humphries On How Kindness Has Been Revamped In 2018.

She wrote, “Tales and accounts which have since been splashed throughout the entrance pages by full strangers about essentially the most private, deeply heartfelt side of my life.”

She continued, “However maybe the largest shock (no imply feat), has been of the 1000’s of people that recognised the Marvel Girl behind that assertion was on the similar time standing within the ruins of a shattered actuality – and their rush to supply humour, perspective and life-force to assist rebuild it.''

Strictly continues this Saturday on BBC One at 6:45pm. 


This weekend’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing was no doubt one of the most-watched episodes in the show’s history. People couldn’t help but tune in to see how comedian Seann Walsh and his professional dance partner Katya Jones performed following their kissing scandal last weekend.

Many people felt like the pair should solely be judged on their performance and it looks like their energetic Charleston won the public over because the pair managed to avoid the dance-off.

There’s no doubt the duo were stunned when Tess Daly confirmed that they had been voted into next weekend’s show.

Seann and Katya’s reaction said it all. They were truly shocked by the results.

Katie Piper and Charles Venn competed in the dance-off with campaigner Piper losing to the Casualty star.


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Many viewers were furious by the results and it seems like one of the judges was too.

Rumour has it Craig Revel Horwood was not impressed with the results.


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A source told The Sun: “There was a lot of anger backstage on Saturday. The feeling from the professionals and judges was that Seann and Katya deserved to go — but they weren’t even in the bottom two.”

“Craig was vocal in the last week about his thoughts on Katya and Seann and there was no change after the show.”


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They added: “He made it quite clear he felt they should have gone and that, if it hadn’t been for poorer performances, they would.”

Do you think Seann and Katya deserved to make it through to next week’s show? Or should the pair hang up their dancing shoes?


Seann Walsh and Katya Jones have been at the centre of quite the media storm since photos of them kissing were published last Sunday.

We can’t help but wonder should we just focus on their heel leads and top line? Or should Seann discuss the scandal in public?

The pair may have apologised, but the public is understandably furious by the cheating scandal.

Seann gave a half-hearted apology on It Takes Two, where he failed to say sorry to his former girlfriend Rebecca Humphries.

“First of all, I would rather not be having to address this publicly but I feel like I have to,” he confessed.


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“I made a mistake which I’m very sorry for. I’m sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused. You never think about the extent of the damage that you’re going to do in a mistake that you’ve made.”

“I feel it’s also important for me to say that the people that know me the most, that love me, they know that I am not the person I am being portrayed as,” he added.

“I’m still sorry for what I did but it’s very important for me to get that out there.”


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Rebecca claimed that Seann had been getting close to professional dancer Katya for weeks after she noticed a major change in his behaviour.

The pair says it was nothing but a drunken kiss, but should they be punished for their actions?


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Many people have asked for Seann and Katya to be kicked off the show, but should their personal lives affect their chance at winning the Strictly glitterball trophy?

He's a bad person, he made a massive mistake and damaged two serious relationships, but the Strictly producers have confirmed Seann and Katya will perform on the weekend, much to our disappointment.

Judging by his dance skills and the public’s reaction to this Strictly scandal, we can’t imagine Seann will be spinning around the dance floor for much longer.