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Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY HALINA WATTS Show­biz Ed­i­tor AND JA­NINE YAQOOB TV ED­I­TOR

SNOG­GING STRICTLY STAR IS

SHAMED Strictly star Seann Walsh got a rocket from fu­ri­ous dancer Neil Jones in a tense show­down be­fore last night’s show.

The co­me­dian, 32, begged for­give­ness for snog­ging his TV dance part­ner Katya Jones, 29 – Neil’s wife.

In clear-the-air talks Jones ac­cused Walsh of be­trayal and told him to back off. A source said: “It was a tense meet­ing and Neil left Seann clear how un­happy he is. Neil told him in no un­cer­tain terms about how he felt.

“He said he felt be­trayed, es­pe­cially when he trusted Seann. It was very much a case of him telling him to keep his hands to him­self. Neil told him that the same thing could never hap­pen again.

“Seann felt aw­ful and was deeply apolo­getic. He wanted to meet with Neil to clear the air. That was the only way they could move for­ward.

“It was a re­ally awk­ward meet­ing but they can just about be in the same place to­gether now.”

Walsh and Katya trig­gered a Strictly storm af­ter pic­tures showed them snog­ging in the street on a night out.

DUMPED

The kiss hap­pened as Walsh’s girl­friend Re­becca Humphries, 32, was home alone – on her birth­day. She has dumped him.

Yes­ter­day it emerged Neil, 35, had been reg­u­larly speak­ing to Walsh in the days be­fore the kiss and even helped the comic and Katya plan dance rou­tines.

A friend said: “Neil was heart­bro­ken. He and Seann were get­ting on re­ally well, speak­ing a lot and Neil trusted him. He felt com­pletely be­trayed and was deeply hurt by what went on.”

De­tails of the meet­ing came as a flurry of bets were placed by pun­ters who think Seann and Kayta will get the boot in tonight’s Strictly show.

Last night, how­ever, they seemed to have rid­den the storm, scor­ing 28 and earn­ing praise from the judges for their charles­ton. Seann wore a chef’s hat and a red-and-white striped top that matched Katya’s.

The pair beamed and the au­di­ence gave re­as­sur­ing cheers – as Neil watched close by. Pre­sen­ters Tess Daly and Clau­dia Win­kle­man made only a cheeky ref­er­ence to the storm. Open­ing the show Clau­dia said: “It’s been a quiet week” – and Tess quipped: “Just the odd head­line.” De­spite his wife’s be­trayal, friends say Neil will not dump Kayta as he is still “hope­lessly in love”. Our source said: “Neil doesn’t just feel be­trayed – he has been hu­mil­i­ated and hurt. His mar­riage JUDGE Craig Revel Hor­wood blames Katya Jones for the Seann Walsh cheat­ing furore. Craig, 53, said Katya should have been a bet­ter men­tor to the comic. “Peo­ple talk about the Strictly Curse but this hap­pens in ev­ery pro­fes­sion,” he is very im­por­tant to him, as is his pro­fes­sional part­ner­ship with Katya. He’s not in a good place at the mo­ment.”

MOOD

Neil spent Thurs­day night with pal Gary Mur­ray at the In­ter­na­tional Ball­room Danc­ing Cham­pi­onships at Lon­don’s Royal Al­bert Hall.

Gary, who presents US show Danc­ing With The Stars, said: “Neil was there brav­ing it all out, but it ob­vi­ously put all said. “You’re up close and per­sonal for eight hours a day and you get used to be­ing tac­tile – to hold­ing hands, hug­ging and kiss­ing – but it’s act­ing.

“At the end of the day you down tools and go home to a part­ner. You don’t fall in love or have sex with one an­other.”

ME & MRS JONES Neil and Katya wed­ding

DANCE PAIR Neil & Katya

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