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Tuesday 18th December 2018

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones issue apologies after being caught snogging

They've spoken separately about the controversy

Strictly Come Dancing duo Seann Walsh and Katya Jones have both issued statements this evening after a day of feverish social media gossip.

Pictures emerged early this morning of celeb contestant Seann apparently passionately kissing his married dance partner Katya.

They have great chemistry on the dance floor (credit: mrs_katjones Instagram)

The comedian, 32, and professional dancer, 29, were photographed at around midnight on Wednesday, outside a pub in Central London.

An onlooker told The Sun: "They were snogging like a pair of teenagers and didn’t seem to care who might see them."

They have quickly become popular with viewers (Credit: mrs_katjones Instagram)

Katya with husband Neil(credit: mrs_katjones Instagram)

Katya is married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil, while comedian Seann has been in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries for the past five years.

It was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for.

Both have now broken their silence to apologise for their behaviour.

Seann said: "In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions.

"This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for."

Katya meanwhile said: "I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions. I wasn’t thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks.

"I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship."

After the incriminating pictures surfaced online this morning, Katya's husband Neil took to Instagram to post a supportive video of his wife with the Mock the Week star.

He captioned the video of Katya and Seann dancing together: "Wow last night's @bbcstrictly movie week was really epic and I’m really proud of @mrs_katjones and @seannwalsh Paso Doble.

"Great shapes and of course like always the choreography was on point."

Seann's girlfriend, Rebecca was in the Strictly audience (credit: beckshumps Instagram)

ED! earlier contacted Seann, Katya and Strictly's representatives for comment.

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