The drama with Seann Walsh and Katya Jones CONTINUES
The furor around comedian Seann Walsh being photographed snogging his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones appeared to have died down after it happened last month. Seann, who was immediately dumped by his girlfriend Rebecca Humphries, was booted off the show three weeks later.
His partner, Katya, apologised for her actions, and revealed that the kiss had not affected her marriage to fellow Strictly dancer, Neil Jones.
However - they're back in the spotlight as a TV source has claimed that Seann will not be "allowed" to take part in next year's Strictly live tour.
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Ola Jordan had been on Strictly since the fourth series in 2006 but in 2015, she quit.In an interview with The Sun, the professional dancer hinted that the show was fixed, "Some of the marking is way off. People are over-marked and under-marked."All the pros talk about the marking. We ask each other, 'What is all that about? Why are they trying to over-mark that person?'."However, a spokesperson for the BBC denied Ola's claims as "nonsense" and said, "Each judge scores each dance independently, based on its merits and on their expert opinion."
It's tradition for the celebrity participants of Strictly to perform on the live tour, but 32-year-old Seann has reportedly been 'banned' from taking part because he doesn't 'fit in' with the atmosphere, according to the MailOnline.
A source revealed that the Strictly tour is a "really wholesome" and "family-fun" event, adding, "It's all about good, clean fun and we don't think a man who snogs married women in the street fits that image."
Although Katya has affirmed that her marriage to Neil is fine, insiders alleged to the Mirror that cracks are starting to show. After appearing at a Macmillan charity event earlier this week, a source claimed to the publication that the couple looked "very awkward".
"They were avoiding each other whenever they were off-camera," they continued. "Katya seemed like she was a completely different person when she wasn't with Neil.
"Katya was laughing and joking with all the other pros but whenever she was with Neil she was stone-faced. Neil also seemed reluctant to speak to his wife and was more interested in having fun with the rest of the crew."
Seann's reps have denied the reports and said in a statement: "It’s not true. He hasn’t been banned. Hadn’t even confirmed to do it. He’s on his own tour from March so will be getting ready for that in Jan and Feb."
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This comes after the news that journalist and TV presenter Stacey Dooley had been confirmed for the tour - but would be unable to dance with her series partner Kevin Clifton.
While Kevin is on the Rock of Ages tour, Stacey will dance alongside Aljaž Škorjanec. Speaking about the Strictly Come Dancing tour, the TV presenter said: "I’m loving this experience so much.
"I know people always say that, but it's so true. To be able to go on tour and perform for the fans all over the UK is such an honour. I'm so excited!"
She added: "I will miss Kev, but I am looking forward to putting Aljaz through his paces!"
Closer Online have contacted Strictly Come Dancing for comment.