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Sunday 21st July 2019

Strictly's Neil Jones breaks silence on his marriage to Katya after cheating scandal

He spoke openly with his fans

Many of us would need a bit of time out after seeing pictures of a partner snogging someone else in the street - but not Strictly Come Dancing's Neil Jones.

The professional dancer has opened up about his marriage to fellow dancer Katya in a detailed new Q&A, where he insisted he's "never been away" from his wife - even after she was caught kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh during this year's series.

Neil denied they'd split up at any point (credit: mr_njonesofficial Instagram)

Taking to Instagram, the 36-year-old invited fans to ask him questions, with one getting straight to the point, demanding to know: "Are you back with Katya?"

Neil posted a sweet selfie of himself and his 29-year-old wife, writing: "I’ve never been away from Katya."

Another fan asked: "You still with your wife?" He simply replied: "Yes", while one more questioned their relationship and he told them they'd been married five years.

His followers asked him many, many questions (credit: mr_njonesofficial Instagram)

The Strictly star also revealed their Christmas plans, admitting they weren't at home, and he wouldn't be cooking.

In fact, Neil confirmed the couple will be in St Petersburg, Russia for the festive season, including New Year's Eve.

It's Neil's mum's birthday! (credit: mrs_katjones Instagram)

Over on her Instagram profile, Katya confirmed things were fine in her own way, sharing a sweet snap of Neil's mum from her wedding day and writing: "Happy birthday to my beautiful mother-in-law."

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It followed last week's report that Neil has asked his wife to keep away from comedian Seann, who she was paired with during this year's series.

Seann and Katya shared a drunken snog during Strictly rehearsals (credit: BBC)

After the cheating scandal broke, Katya publicly apologised and insisted her marriage was "very happy".

I’ve never been away from Katya

Meanwhile, Seann, 33, got dumped by his girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Humphries, and went on a tour, where he bizarrely labelled Neil "gay" during a stand-up routine on stage.

The dancer apparently hit back, with a source telling The Sun: "Neil made angry comments backstage and complained about Seann to the other pro dancers.

They both apologised initially (credit: BBC)

"He had kept a dignified silence until now but he has also had words with Katya to tell her that once this final commitment is over he doesn’t want her to see or talk to him again."

Seann reportedly said: "Before the show, the newspapers were complaining they didn’t know who I was. You know who I am now, [expletive]. I’m the guy who kissed a gay man’s wife."

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He then added: "I’m only joking. I’m just here trying to make you laugh."

It was then claimed Neil wanted to confront his love rival over the comments and was "seething" over his wife becoming the butt of Seann's jokes.

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