Strictly judge Craig says Katya Jones was “in the wrong” over Seann Walsh kiss

He's never shy with those opinions

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We know Craig Revel Horwood doesn’t hold back with his opinions, and now he’s branded his colleague, Katya Jones “wrong” for kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the Strictly Come Dancing judge said: “Personally, I think Katya was in the wrong. She should have put a stop to it because she’s a professional dancer.

“It’s her job not only to protect her own relationship, but to protect the celebrity’s and be the mentor.

“I think she broke protocol over that. She should never have allowed it to happen.”

Craig, 53, went on to say that it will be “tough” for Seann and Katya and her husband Neil Jones, as the pair now have to “go on and do the dance of shame”.

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones on It Takes Two
The comedian and his partner apologised (credit: BBC)

It follows a dramatic week for comedian Seann and Katya, who is married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil.

Read more: The third person living in Strictly’s Katya Jones’ marital home revealed

They both apologised for making a mistake after The Sun on Sunday published pictures of them kissing in the street earlier this month.

Strictly's Seann Walsh and Katya Jones / PA
Will they get voted off? (credit: PA)

In the wake of the scandal, Seann’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries released a statement confirming they’ve split and there have been calls for Seann and Katya to be pulled out of Strictly.

However, Craig has insisted it’s important to keep the pair in the competition because they should “get on with the job and show people what you’re made of”.

Strictly, Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli
The judges have discussed the issue (credit: BBC)

Speaking on an episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, which will air on Saturday night, Craig and his fellow judges Shirley Ballas and Darcey Bussell discussed the controversy surrounding Seann and Katya.

Craig said: “My take was, keep them in the show, make them do the Dance of Shame, if you like.

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Before KissGate, the pair were popular with viewers (credit: BBC)

“I’m just saying it’s really important if this does happen to you, you face up to it and you either, as they’ve done, apologise which is absolutely fine but get on with the job and show people what you’re made of.”

Seann and Katya will dance the Charleston this weekend, but it was reported that they were originally supposed to perform a rumba.

Craig admitted he’s disappointed they won’t be doing the “dance of love”.

Read more: Bookies reveal who is favourite to leave Strictly this weekend

You can always trust Craig to say what no-one else will. That’s what makes him such a good judge, right?

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