Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya and Neil Jones SPLIT following Seann Walsh scandal

Neil and Katya Jones

by Emma Dodds |

The dancers, who are both professionals on Strictly, took to Instagram to share a joint statement announcing that they'd decided to part ways

Strictly Come Dancing sweethearts Neil and Katya Jones have announced that they've SPLIT after six years of marriage.

It read: "Hi everyone. As our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so we wanted to let you know some news. After 11 years we have made the mutual decision to separate. We will always love each other, just in a different way as friends. This will never change what a great team we make and we are really proud of everything we have achieved together."

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They went on to say: "Our shared love of dance means we will keep working and dancing together as well as exploring individual projects.

"No matter what we do we will always support and respect each other. We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends.

"We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can't wait to keep on dancing. Lots of love from us both."

Fans of the couple took to the comments section to share their sadness over the split, and some of Neil and Katya's fellow Strictly dancers also posted messages of support. Janette Manrara wrote: "I love you both tremendously! You are both incredible people, talented dancers, & wonderful friends! ❤."

Amy Dowden, Graziano di Prima and Nadiya Bychkova simply wrote heart emojis, and new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse added a prayer hands emoji.

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This comes after Katya was photographed kissing her celebrity partner, Seann Walsh, during the 2018 series. At the time, Katya said, "I can’t apologise enough to everyone who it hurt and involved.

"But, the main thing, me and Neil are absolutely fine and that’s what matters to me the most right now and focusing on my job and doing it as professionally I can."

However, Seann's own relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries did not survive the infidelity, and they broke up shortly after the photographs were taken on Rebecca's birthday.

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