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Seann Walsh’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries breaks silence after Katya Jones kiss

Seann pictured snogging his Strictly partner in paparazzi pictures

Seann Walsh’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries has tweeted for the first time since he was pictured kissing Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones.

The actress responded to author Marian Keyes on social media, after the latter sent her thoughts to “his poor girlfriend” in the wake of the scandal.

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Seann and Katya pictured performing on Saturday’s Strictly (Credit: BBC)

Rebecca simply replied: “Wanna be friends?”

Marian responded to her: “Of COURSE. I’m so upset for you, I’ve been thinking about you all day xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (sic).”

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Rebecca has also liked a string of tweets from supporters, including one that pointed out Seann had not namechecked Rebecca in his apology.

It read: “Erm so where’s the apology to @Beckshumps? Oh and mate, you’ve massively messed up here. Monumentally. She’s a 10. You’re now in the bin.”

Rebecca also liked a tweet that read: “You seem ace and generally an all round excellent human. Sorry a mean, rubbish thing happened to you. Women of the UK are behind you. Rock on.”

Other liked tweets by Rebecca advised her to “hold her head high”.

Pictures published by The Sun on Sunday over the weekend showed comedian Seann, 32, and his pro partner Katya, 29, snogging in the street.

A source claimed “They were snogging like a pair of teenagers and didn’t seem to care who might see them.”

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

On Sunday evening, both Seann and Katya issued apologies via their Twitter accounts.

Seann wrote: “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, who is married to fellow Strictly professional dancer Neil Jones, echoed that by writing: “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.”

The images were published the day after Seann and Katya took to the Strictly dance floor for Movie Week, giving a Matrix-themed performance.

The Strictly results show is pre-recorded on a Saturday night and aired on the Sunday, so although the pictures were published in the newspaper on Sunday morning, the episode that broadcast afterwards was recorded before the scandal.

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Katya with Strictly pro husband Neil (Credit: Brett D Cove, Splash)

After the incriminating pictures surfaced online, 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.”

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

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