Piers Morgan backs Seann Walsh and Katya Jones to remain in Strictly

  • Piers Morgan backs Seann Walsh and Katya Jones to remain in Strictly

Piers Morgan backs Seann Walsh and Katya Jones to remain in Strictly

"In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my honest apologies for my actions, ' Seann's statement read on Sunday, "This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for.' Katya's reiterated the drunken mistake, stating that the 'one-off mistake after some drinks" was 'not a reflection" on her five-year marriage to fellow professional dancer Neil Jones- who has also previously appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.

In a lengthy statement shared across social media on Monday evening Humphries confirmed she has ended their five-year relationship following the emergence of the damning pictures - despite Walsh and Jones both issuing public apologies.

He also said of her male partners: "Well, Ed [Balls] did have handsome eyes".

"I was alone at home when Seann texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink", she said.

"In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my honest apologies for my actions".

Speaking to Zoe Ball on It Takes Two, Seann took the lead as he said: 'I think that obviously I'm sorry for the hurt that I've caused. I wasn't thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. That doesn't mean I wanted it to end the way it finally did and I'm very sorry for that'. "I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship".

Seann Walsh with his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones.

Despite calls for them to pull out of the competition, the pair have returned to rehearsal studios and are continuing their time on the show as planned.

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Shirley Ballas said the experts are on the show to judge the dancing and not "anybody's private life".

She concluded: "Despite everything, I hope he gets what he wants from this".

She continued: "I'm there to judge a competition which is about dancing, I'm not there to judge anybody's private life".

Her stance was echoed by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips who told ITV's Lorraine she felt it would be wrong for the judges to reference the kiss or have it influence their marks.

"We've had these hard moments before".

Despite being in the midst of a media storm following their steamy kiss - which saw Seann dumped by his girlfriend Rebecca, 32 - the dance partners still managed to crack a smile as they practiced their routine. They are hired as professional judges, they are hired to do that, they are not moral code judges.

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