I’m a Celebrity: Comedian Seann Walsh opens up about Strictly kiss scandal

Comedian Seann Walsh speaks openly to Sue Cleaver about about his past Strictly kiss scandal

I’m a Celeb viewers watched comedian Seann Walsh, 36, spoke openly to fellow campmate Sue Cleaver about his Strictly kiss scandal.

Back in 2018, Seann from London appeared on the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with professional dancer Katya. Pictures were leaked online of the dance couple kissing outside a pub in London.

The pair at the time were both in relationships. Seann was in a five-year relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries and Katya was married to professional dancer Neil Jones. Both couples split shortly after the scandal.

Sue asked the comedian about what happened to which he responded: “To be totally honest with you, my poor ex, my girlfriend at the time, posted a statement. My [ex] girlfriend posted a statement and that was the end of me.”

He then explained “I said sorry. I sat on Jonathan Ross’s TV show and apologised. I sat next to Will.i.am and Samuel L Jackson and apologised.

“That will forever be the weirdest moment of my life and I have to say probably the worst moment of my life.”

Speaking privately to the camera Seann said: “That’s something in my life that I don’t want to go back to. Obviously, I knew it would come up. They come up so naturally here. I just want to move on…

I just want to be clear that I’m very sorry about what happened and I really want this to be a positive experience and it really has been. I want to come out of here and move forward.”

Seann Walsh (Getty Images) Seann Walsh (Getty Images)
Seann Walsh (Getty Images)

Rebecca Humphries’s full statement from October 2018:

“Hello there, My name is Rebecca Humphries and I’m not a victim.

I wasn’t sure whether to respond to events from the past week, but I feel the narrative has missed a couple of crucial elements that I would like to clear up.

It’s incredibly good of Sean(n) and Katya to apologise in the media. I have received nothing, other than the support of my family, friends, and a host of strangers on the internet who all wanted to make sure I was OK.

What I have also kindly received are many offers to sell my side of the story, but I would prefer it to be on my own terms.

Those pictures were taken on October 3. It was my birthday. I was alone at home when Sean texted at 10 pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink.

We spoke and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on.

He aggressively, and repeatedly, called me a psycho/nuts/mental. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I’ve questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour.

But - this whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person, who is now free; and no victim.

I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love.

Believe in yourself and your instincts. It’s more than lying. It’s controlling. Tell some very close friends who, if they’re anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and of you.

It’s important also to recognise that in these situations those who hold power over you are insecure and fragile, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability.

I think it certainly does in Sean’s case. Despite everything, I hope he gets what he wants from this. I’m not sorry I took the cat though. Love, Rebecca.

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