Lorraine Kelly has revealed Strictly’s Seann Walsh and Katya Jones have postponed an appearance on her show following THAT kiss scandal.
She revealed on Monday’s episode that the Strictly pairing were booked to appear on Thursday morning but have pulled out after being photographed 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.”
Seann, who has a girlfriend, and Katya, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, were seen kissing in pictures that were obtained by The Sun on Sunday.
Lorraine said on Monday: “Everyone is talking about the Strictly curse. Seann Walsh and Katya Jones having a, well, it was a full on passionate kiss.”
She confirmed they were booked to appear on Thursday’s show “but suddenly have found themselves not [appearing].”
Lorraine also said: “What were they doing? What were thinking? It’s so ridiculous. They have apologised though. In their defence, they have both apologised.
“I just wonder if they do stay, it will be really awkward on Saturday and what do you say on the show? You can’t just ignore it.”
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.”
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.
— Seann Walsh (@seannwalsh) October 7, 2018
Katya 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.”
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.
— katya Jones (@Mrs_katjones) October 7, 2018
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.
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.”
Seann’s girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries, broke her silence overnight, responding to a message from author Marian Keyes that sent support to her.
Marian had tweeted about Seann’s “poor girlfriend” to which Rebecca replied: “Wanna be friends?”
Rebecca also liked a string of tweets from supporters including one who pointed out Seann had not apologised to Rebecca in his tweet.
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.”
ED! earlier contacted Seann, Katya and Strictly’s representatives for comment.
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