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I'm a Celebrity's Seann Walsh reveals impact of Strictly kiss: 'Worst moment of my life'

The comedian shared a kiss with dance partner Katya Jones


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Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
November 10, 2022
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Seann Walsh made his first appearance on I'm a Celebrity on Wednesday night's show, but this wasn't his first foray into the world of reality television.

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The comedian had previously competed on Strictly Come Dancing, where he performed alongside Russian pro Katya Jones. However, the pair became embroiled in controversy after the pair were pictured sharing a kiss. Seann, at the time, was dating American actress Rebecca Humphries, while Katya was married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones.

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The kiss led to the breakdown of Seann and Rebecca's relationship, with Katya and Neil separating a year later.

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Speaking about the incident with Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver, Seann explained: "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."

He added that a statement from Rebecca about the kiss "end[ed]" him, resulting in him having to apologise during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"That will forever be the weirdest moment of my life and I have to say probably the worst moment of my life," he said.

Seann Walsh laughing with Sue Cleaver© Photo: Rex

Seann discussed the incident with Sue Cleaver

Speaking in the Bush Telegraph, he continued: "That's something in my life that I don't want to go back to. Obviously I knew it would come up. They come up so naturally here. I just want to move on.

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"It's really nice to have people that will listen and are so lovely and wonderful. I just want to be clear in that I'm very sorry about what happened and I really want this to be a positive experience and it really has been. I want to come out of here and move forward."

Seann Walsh with Rebecca Humphries© Photo: Getty Images

Seann and ex-girlfriend Rebecca split after the kiss

Speaking about how she reacted upon learning of the kiss, Rebecca said: "My default response was, somewhat surprisingly, to be practical. Within five minutes, we were both in a car being surreptitiously whisked away under the cover of October darkness.

"Bright lights from every direction blinded me on route, the urgency of loud male voices and a sharp, intense shift in energy. 'Wow,' I remember thinking, as our driver sped off. 'This is what being papped feels like'."

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During an appearance on Red Table Talk earlier this year, she revealed that Seann called her a 'psychopath' when she asked him if anything was going on between him and Katya.

She explained that he told her: "I feel like if you saw the two of us together, you would we're just friends, and you would be able to see what a psychopath you are."

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