Strictly’s Neil Jones ‘planning to confront Seann Walsh after gay jibe’

Things could get very awkward

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Strictly Come Dancing pro Neil Jones apparently wants words with comedian Seann Walsh after appeared to joke that the dancer is “gay”.

It comes after Seann, 33, kissed 36-year-old Neil’s wife Katya Jones while they were dance partners on the show.

A source told The Sun: “Neil has been telling pals backstage he will confront him and ask him to explain himself. He thought the comments were unnecessary so wants to hear what Seann has to say for himself.”

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones (Credit: BBC)
Seann and Katya were dance partners on this year’s Strictly (Credit: BBC)

Seann is said to have made the comments during a recent stand-up show, telling the audience: “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.”

Seann Walsh, Pride of Britain 2018, Grosvenor House Hotel, London UK, 29 October 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove
Seann shocked with his comment about Neil (Credit: Splash)

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

It comes after it was reported that Neil was “seething” over his wife being the butt of any jokes.

A Strictly insider told The Sun Online: “Seann wants to use his Strictly experience as the backbone of his new stand-up tour, which he is taking on a nationwide tour next spring.

“Neil is seething with rage that he’s cashing in – and so are the Strictly bosses. He feels he’s been humiliated enough without being ridiculed as part of a stand-up routine.

Neil and Katya Jones, OK Magazine - 25th Anniversary Party
Neil and Katya have been married since 2013 (Credit: Splash)

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“He and wife Katya have been desperately trying to paper over the cracks in their marriage and this has just reopened old wounds.”

Seann and Neil are set to come face-to-face on Wednesday at a rehearsal for the Strictly final.

Seann was pictured snogging 29-year-old Katya in the street in October after a boozy night out. They both then apologised on It Takes Two.

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones on It Takes Two
They apologised publicly (Credit: BBC)

But Seann, who had a girlfriend at the time of kissing Katya, seemed to backtrack when he questioned if he had done anything wrong because he was coming to “the end” of his relationship.

He was quoted as saying at another recent gig: “I actually started to think to myself, ‘Hang on, have I actually done anything that wrong?'”

Seann and Katya have been axed from the Strictly tour next year. Neil also announced that he won’t be going along.

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It’s been reported that show bosses don’t want to be associated with the unsavoury drama, with one insider claiming they want to uphold the “family” feel of the show.

ED! has contacted a representative for Neil for comment.

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