Strictly's Neil Jones supports wife Katya as he reflects on 'not so fantastic' moments of 2018

He's focusing on the positive as they move into 2019

Neil Jones has publicly supported his wife Katya Jones as he gears up for a positive start to 2019. The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer took to Instagram Stories to send a stark message to his followers, writing: "Remember if you are negative towards my wife then I don’t want you in my life."

The post coincided with Neil sharing his most popular posts of the year on Instagram, including several photos of himself with Katya. He reflected on their rollercoaster year in the caption, which has included their dream holiday to Cuba in the summer and returning to Strictly, but also hinted at some "not so fantastic" experiences – most likely the speculation he and Katya have faced over their marriage after she was pictured kissing her celebrity dance partner Seann Walsh.

Neil Jones has supported his wife Katya after negative comments towards her

“As I look back over the past year I have had some amazing experiences and some not so fantastic experiences, but I’m all about the positive energy so I want to share with you some great moments over 2018 as I’m excited for 2019,” Neil wrote alongside the photo montage.

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Neil and Katya have insisted their marriage remains strong as ever following her kiss with comedian Seann, and the couple recently celebrated Christmas together in Russia with Katya’s family. And the pair have plenty to look forward to in 2019, as they will star as the protagonists of Somnium: A Dancer's Dream, which is dubbed an "explosive dance show" that depicts "a complicated modern love story".


As I look back over the past year I have had some amazing experiences and some not so fantastic experiences but I’m all about the positive energy so I want to share with you some great moments over 2018 as I’m excited for 2019. . •2018 is when I created my first show @somniumdance which has now led to our sadlers wells exclusive performance in June 2019. •It was also the year I traveled for the first time to my dream holiday in Cuba 🇨🇺 •In September we relaunched our new studio @thejonesesstudios with the goal of getting the U.K. dancing and I’m really excited to see the progression over 2019 •After another successful @urbanballroom class @moveit 2018 I launched my very own class every Sunday @basedancestudios which has been growing every week and I will continue the class starting from Sunday 13th jan but I am also planning to tour Urbanballroom across the country so stay tuned. •Again I was honoured to be part of another successful year on @bbcstrictly which I choreographed @boyzoneofficial on @bbccin special, had a wonderful time dancing with the fabulous @itsanitarani and even Nell de Jaunse May an appearance on Ittakestwo fingers crossed I will be back next year plus you will be able to see me on the new Strictly pro tour, strictly cruises and @donaheys weekends. •I watched tennis sat in the royal box @wimbledon with my wonderful partner @judymurray2707 •I watched my little brother get married and I became an uncle again. •I was the best man to @mike_johnson1 And @sallyrose_j •I gained sooo many new friends but I also lost a few 😔but I will never forget them •I also watched @liverpoolfc have one of their best seasons and made it all the way to the champions league final, I’m excited with how they are playing this season and hoping in 2019 I will watch them lift the premiere league trophy 🙏🏻 . . Anyway 2018 has given me so many more great moments and I’m really excited for 2019 but tell me about some of your great moments in 2018. . . #2018bestnine #2018 #newyearseve #mondaymoments #positivevibes

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The dancer admitted there had been some "not so fantastic" experiences in 2018

The Strictly stars will dance in the show for three dates in June at London's Sadler's Wells. Neil directed and choreographed the show based on their lives, and in a joint statement the couple said: "We all know that life and love is not perfect and as much we would like to say our journey together has been, you will be able to see first-hand the real struggles of our life together on the road to becoming World Champions."

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