Strictly star Seann Walsh's girlfriend confirms end of relationship after Katya Jones kiss

8 October 2018, 22:42

Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries
Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Rebecca Humphries has announced that she has dumped her comedian boyfriend after his "hurtful" affair.

Comedian Seann Walsh and his professional dancing partner Katya Jones were photographed and filmed kissing outside a London pub over the weekend.

Walsh was in a long-term relationship with actress Humphries, while Jones is married to fellow Strictly star Neil Jones.

The pair later apologised for a “one-off drunken mistake”, as the so-called “curse of Strictly” appeared to strike again.

Now Humphries has revealed exactly how she feels about the situation in an open letter posted on social media on Monday night (October 8).

She publicly broke up with Walsh in the letter, saying that she was "not a victim" and accusing the comedian of reacting aggressively when she confronted him over the kiss.

"It's incredibly good of Sean(n) and Katya to apologise in the media," she wrote. "I have received nothing other than the support of my family, friends and a host of strangers on the internet who all wanted to make sure I was OK."

"Those pictures were taken on October 3rd. It was my birthday. I was alone at home when Sean texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink.

"We spoke and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on.

"He aggressively, and repeatedly, called me a psycho / nuts / mental. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I've questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour."

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones
Seann Walsh and Katya Jones. Picture: BBC

She concluded: "But – this whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person who is now free; and no victim.

"I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love: Believe in yourself and your instincts.

"It's more than lying. It's controlling. Tell some very close friends, who if they're anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and of you.

"It's important also to recognise that in these situations those who hold power over you are insecure and fragile, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability.

"I think it certainly does in Sean's case. Despite everything, I hope he gets what he wants from this. I'm not sorry I took the cat though."

Meanwhile, Katya Jones's husband Neil has so far declined to comment publicly about the situation.