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Seann Walsh and Katya Jones issue apologies after being caught snogging

They've spoken separately about the controversy

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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.

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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.”

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

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.”

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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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