Seann and Katya will do Strictly ‘dance of shame’
SEANN Walsh and Katya Jones will be performing a “dance of shame” on tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing, judge Craig Revel Horwood has said.
The comedian, who has been publicly dumped by his girlfriend, and his professional partner have both apologised after they were pictured kissing in the street.
They will be back in the spotlight on tonight’s show with a Charleston.
Straight-talking Horwood told The Jonathan Ross Show: “My take was keep them in the show, make them do the dance of shame, if you like.”
The judge added: “It’s really important that, if this does happen to you, you face up to it. You either, as they’ve done, apologise, which is absolutely fine. But get on with the job and show people what you’re made of and show people, ‘OK, this is what I did, I’ve been employed to do this job, I’m going to go on, do the job, get on with it and do it well and do it professionally’.”
And he added: “If you were at your Christmas party and you snogged the boss, for instance, you’d still have to do the walk of shame on the Monday, wouldn’t you?”
Horwood described the so-called Strictly curse, which has been blamed for many relationship breakups, “as a blessing, actually... when you think of the success stories”.
But he said the Walsh and Jones kiss was “very different because one person is married, the other one had a girlfriend”.
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