Sean Walsh has finally expressed remorse for hurting his then-girlfriend by kissing his then-girlfriend behind his back with married strict dance partner Katia Jones.
The 36-year-old comedian was embroiled in the show’s biggest scandal ever in 2018 over his long-term relationship with Rebecca Humphreys and Katia’s marriage to dancer Neil Jones.
Following the incident, Rebecca released an impassioned statement in which she revealed that he called her “psychotic” and “crazy” as he questioned his friendship with Katia, whom he kissed on Rebecca’s birthday took her – before the photo was made public.
KISSING: Sean Walsh finally expresses his remorse for hurting his then-girlfriend as he kisses strict married dance partner Katia Jones in the back (pictured in 2018)
Discussing the play on the new Prime Video show Backstage With Katherine Ryan, which begins June 9, he said: “What you’re thinking is: ‘What did you do to someone?’ I’m not judging anyone because everyone has their own backstory, life or whatever.
‘this is too scary. too crazy.
To this day, the star says, he can’t watch it strictly because it “makes my head spin”.
He says: “I had such great memories of that show, and then the impact of that kiss, it was crazy. I’m just a cartoonist.
Happier times: The 36-year-old comedian was embroiled in the show’s biggest scandal ever in 2018 over his relationship with Rebecca Humphries and Katya ) married dancer Neil Jones (pictured in 2015)
“One day, I hope I can look back fondly on those first few weeks because it was the best time of my life.”
In April, on his comedy special Seann Walsh: Kiss, the star recounted how he felt “sorry” about the kiss at the time and is still sorry.
Recalling how he learned their PDA had been made public, he said: “I left the wardrobe department and before I ordered my first beer, my agent came over and asked if he could talk to me outside.
‘I thought’ he’d tell me I had Michael McIntyre’s big show! I better be surprised!
‘As it turns out, I don’t have to act surprised. We walked into the BBC car park and my agent looked into his glasses and said, “About 20 minutes ago they posted a picture of you kissing Katya outside the pub”.
Honesty: Discussing the show on the new Prime Video show Backstage With Katherine Ryan, which begins June 9, he said: “What you’re thinking is: ‘What did you do to someone?’
“It was at that moment that my life was turned upside down – a dream turned into a nightmare.”
Explaining the incident, he said: “I was in a relationship and my dance partner Katya got married.
“After training, we went drinking and one thing led to another, we were photographed kissing outside the bar.
‘Oops, I know. Terrible – sorry. I am still sorry.
He said: “I was receiving thousands of abusive messages online. I did start to wonder ‘did I do something wrong? “
“Then… Katie Hopkins defended me on Twitter. Then I thought ‘Yeah, I’ve screwed up!”
“I managed to get Brexit on the front page for a full 12 days, but I hate it.”
“I thought ‘I have to get out of here’ and I went to America. Just the break I needed.
While Katia had the support of husband Neil after the “drunk bug,” their marriage didn’t last long as they announced their split in August 2019.
The dancers confirmed their split in a joint Instagram statement, but despite writing that they had “respect” and “love” for each other, a source said Katia’s infidelity was something her husband couldn’t overcome.
The duo have been friends since their split, and continue to be professional dancers together on Strictly.
Example: Katya married Neil Jones while kissing, ex-couple announced their split in August 2019 (pictured in May 2019)