I’m A Celebrity 2022: ‘It Was The Worst Moment Of My Life’: Seann Walsh Says He’s ‘So Sorry’ For The Strictly Kissing Scandal And Now He Wants To ‘Move Forward’
Seann Walsh discussed his Strictly Kissing scandal on Thursday’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, calling it the ‘worst moment of my life’.
The comedian, 36, found himself in the middle of a media storm when he was photographed kissing Katya Jones while she was married to Neil Jones and he was dating now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries.
Talking to fellow camp mate Sue Cleaver, Seann said, “Me and my dance partner, who was married, I was in a relationship, we were photographed kissing when we were on Strictly Come Dancing … that was the front page of every newspaper.”
Candid: Seann Walsh discussed his Strictly kissing scandal on Thursday’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, calling it the ‘worst moment of my life’
Sue asked, ‘Why did you crucify that? Why did that have such an impact?’
Seann said, “To be completely honest, my poor ex, my girlfriend at the time, posted a statement. My girlfriend [at the time] posted a statement and that was the end of me.’
Seann then added, “I said sorry. I was on Jonathan Ross’s TV show and apologized. I sat next to will.i.am and Samuel L. Jackson and apologized.
“That will forever be the weirdest moment of my life and I have to say probably the worst moment of my life.”
Scandal: 36-year-old comedian was photographed kissing Katya Jones while married to Neil Jones and he was dating now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries
In the Bush Telegraph, Sue expressed her condolences to Seann, saying he was “brave” to put himself back in the spotlight with I’m A Celebrity.
She said, ‘He’s a sweet boy. He is a sensitive soul, a very sensitive soul. He’s had the ringer for the past three years. I think he’s very brave and I’m glad he’s here.’
In the Bush Telegraph, Seann said, “That’s something in my life that I don’t want to go back to. Of course I knew it was coming. They come up here so naturally.
‘I just want to move on. It’s really nice to have people who want to listen and who are so nice and wonderful.
Seann said: ‘Me and my dance partner, who was married, I was in a relationship, we were photographed kissing when we were on Strictly Come Dancing… that was the front page of every newspaper’
“I just want to be clear that I’m very sorry for what happened and I really want this to be a positive experience and it has been. I want to get out of here and move forward.’
While participating in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Seann kissed his professional dance partner Katya Jones outside a pub.
A photo of the kissing couple caused a media storm as the infamous Strictly curse resurfaced.
Ex: Seann was in a relationship with then-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries (pictured) at the time, while Katya was married to fellow Strictly professional Neil Jones
Breakup: While Katya was supported by her husband Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage failed when they announced their split in August 2019
Seann was in a relationship with then-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries at the time, while Katya was married to fellow Strictly professional Neil Jones.
Despite the controversy, Seann and Katya continued on with the show and were eventually eliminated in its fifth week.
After the incident, Seann’s actress girlfriend Rebecca released a passionate statement revealing that he called her “psycho” and “crazy” for questioning his friendship with Katya, whom he kissed on Rebecca’s birthday. They soon broke up.
While Katya was supported by her husband Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage did not last when they announced their divorce in August 2019.
Seann said, “My poor ex, my girlfriend at the time, posted a statement. My girlfriend [at the time] posted a statement and that was the end of me’