Thursday 13 December 2018

'One thing led to the other' - Seann Walsh refuses to apologise over cheating on girlfriend with Strictly dance partner

Seann Walsh was accused of gaslighting his girlfriend into believing there was nothing going
on between him and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones
Seann Walsh was accused of gaslighting his girlfriend into believing there was nothing going on between him and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones
Seann Walsh with his dance partner Katya Jones. Photo credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
Seann Walsh (L) and Rebecca Humphries attend a special screening of The Donmar Warehouse production of "The Vote" at the Ham Yard Hotel, generously supported by Chapel Down, on May 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Donmar Warehouse)
Seann Walsh and Katya Jones during a dress rehearsal for Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing live show on BBC One

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Seann Walsh doesn't think he did anything "that wrong" when he kissed Katya Jones.

The comedian caused a stir when he was caught locking lips with his 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Katya Jones - who is married to fellow professional Neil Jones - in October but he claimed his relationship with then-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries was "coming towards the end" anyway.

During a set at London's Comedy Store on Monday, he said: "F***ing hell. I only agreed to do it ['Strictly'] to get out of watching it. For f***'s sake. 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.

"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. Most of you have seen the result.

Seann Walsh with his dance partner Katya Jones. Photo credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
Seann Walsh with his dance partner Katya Jones. Photo credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire

"I actually started to think to myself, 'Hang on, have I actually done anything that wrong?'"

Seann previously apologised for his "mistake".

He said: "I made a mistake, which I'm very sorry for - 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 moment of, you know the mistake that you've made.

"I'm not perfect, far from it. Our relationship wasn't perfect. That doesn't mean I wanted it to end the way it finally did, and I'm very sorry for that. 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'm being portrayed as. I'm still sorry for what I did, but it's very important for me to get that out there."

His apology was issued days after Rebecca broke her silence on the matter and claimed the comic had branded her a "psycho" for suggesting "something inappropriate was going on" between him and Katya.

Seann Walsh (L) and Rebecca Humphries attend a special screening of The Donmar Warehouse production of
Seann Walsh (L) and Rebecca Humphries attend a special screening of The Donmar Warehouse production of "The Vote" at the Ham Yard Hotel, generously supported by Chapel Down, on May 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Donmar Warehouse)

She wrote: "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. (sic)"

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