Strictly’s Neil Jones updates fans on ‘dream’ new job

He split from wife and co-star Katya Jones in 2019 following her scandal with co-star Seann Walsh

Neil Jones

by Emma Richardson |

Strictly Come Dancing's Neil Jones has been updating fans on his rock and roll new venture via social media.

Neil, who has danced on the BBC since 2016, has added a new string to his bow and is training to be a tattoo artist, presumably (we hope) as a side-hustle.

In a video shared on Instagram, Neil can be seen putting his new skills to good use.

Neil Jones tattoo
It's a world away from the ballroom ©Instagram Stories video / Sixty Ink

Wearing black gloves and a look of concentration on his face, the 39-year-old is pictured practising tattooing in London based tattoo studio Sixty Ink.

Fans of the professional dancer were keen to support the star, with one commenting, "Literally my dream to be tattooed by you x".

Neil Jones Strictly tattoo
Is it your dream to be tattooed by Neil? Dreams can come true. ©Instagram Stories video / Sixty Ink

Back in December 2021, Neil posted a picture that had the caption, "Apparently you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to learn. I can’t wait to keep improving my skills with @claudio_traina".

After Neil's split from Katya Jones in 2019 and Luisa Eusse in 2020, it's good to see that he is focussing more on himself.

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How long has Neil Jones been dancing for?

Neil has been dancing since he was three. He first began as a ballet dancer, then started training in tap, modern, ballroom and Latin.

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When was Neil Jones on Strictly?

Neil has been a dancer on Strictly since 2016, he was first paired up with a celebrity in 2019. In 2020, Neil took a break from partnering but returned in 2021 with Nina Wadia for the 19th season of the show.


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Why did Neil Jones and Katya Jones Split?

Neil and Katya called it quits on their marriage in 2019 following an apparent affair that she had with co-star Seann Walsh. The two were seen kissing on the street despite both being in relationships.

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