Pride Of Britain Awards: Strictly’s Katya Jones joins husband Neil on red carpet for FIRST TIME since ‘kiss-gate’… and avoid Seann Walsh
Katya Jones hit the Pride Of Britain Awards with her husband Neil on Monday, in their first red carpet appearance since she was seen kissing her Strictly co-star Seann Walsh.
Putting on a defiant display, the Russian beauty dazzled in a black gown while she clutched on to her husband nearly a month after her shocking kiss, which she later blamed on drinking too much and poor judgement.
At the bash, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, she put on a sensational display in the sizzling dress while resting a hand on her husband to pointedly flash her dazzling wedding and engagement ring while Seann was in hot pursuit.
A united front: Katya Jones hit the Pride Of Britain Awards with her husband Neil on Monday, in their first red carpet appearance since she was seen kissing her Strictly co-star Seann Walsh
Katya looked sensational as she dazzled on the red carpet with a defiant smile on her face while Neil followed on with a hand on her back.
While the couple put on their united front, Seann followed on while putting on a scruffy display in a suit with his unkempt hair in place.
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Hours before, Seann, who was kicked off the show on Sunday night, joined Katya on It Takes Two where he came under fire for making a comment about looking as though he was watching ‘a drunk video’ following his shock video.
The 32-year-old comedian made the quip as he and Katya, 29, made an appearance on Strictly sister show It Takes Two to discuss their elimination from the BBC ballroom hit.
Shock: At the bash, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, she put on a sensational display in the sizzling dress while resting a hand on her husband to pointedly flash her dazzling wedding and engagement ring while Seann was in hot pursuit
Posing: Before making her way to the event, Katya posed up a storm outside the Hospital Club
Wow: The Russian beauty wowed as she arrived at the bash in a metallic off-the-shoulder gown
Standing tall: Katya teamed her dress with open-toe heels and a pair of dazzling drop earrings
As he was shown footage of their last dance on the popular show, Seann shockingly joked to host Zoe Ball: ‘That’s like watching a drunk video of yourself.’
He then added of their routine, which was a Viennese Waltz to the classic song I Put A Spell On You: ‘The dance that [Katya] came up with was amazing.’
After his comments aired, viewers took to Twitter in droves to call out the erstwhile contestant, particularly as several days earlier he and Katya had claimed their scandalous kiss – which saw them cheat on their partners – was a ‘drunken mistake’.
‘“That was like having to watch a drunk video of yourself the morning after…” We’ve all seen THAT video Seann,’ wrote one viewer.
Love and marriage: Later that evening, Katya stepped out with her husband Neil Jones for the Pride of Britain Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel
Wedding ring: Brunette beauty Katya proudly flashed her sparkling wedding ring as she posed
Shock: Seann Walsh shocked viewers on Monday’s episode of It Takes Two, when he joked about watching ‘drunk’ videos of himself during interview with dance partner Katya Jones
‘Seann Walsh trying to make jokes but [Zoe], the crew and the whole country aren’t buying it,’ stated another on the micro-blogging site.
Many others dubbed the moment ‘awkward’ as they were reminded of the kiss, which led to the end of Seann’s long-term relationship with girlfriend Rebecca Humphries. Katya’s marriage to Neil Jones was also tested by the scandal.
Also during their time on It Takes Two, Seann and Katya recreated their Matrix dance. However, the moment wasn’t as smooth as their time on Strictly, as Katya was left with her legs akimbo while wearing a dress.
Seann also admitted he was furious after being booted from Strictly during Sunday’s episode, as he said of his dance: ‘The concept was amazing… That was the most angry I’d been afterwards because I knew this… I started saying, “We’ve got this.”
Last dance: The comedian made the quip as he and Katya watched their final dance on Strictly Come Dancing before they were eliminated over the weekend
Called out: Outraged viewers took to Twitter in droves to call out Seann’s comment, which came weeks after his scandolous drunken kiss with dance partner Katya
He added of his spooky costume for the Halloween-themed episode: ‘Then I had to be eliminated looking like a man who had fallen through a chimney!’
When Zoe asked Katya whether they expected to be eliminated last week, Katya responded: ‘No because I felt like we could do really well… Viennese Waltz only consists of a few steps and I was like, “We’ve got this!”‘
However, Seann also admitted that when he first arrived on Strictly, he ‘couldn’t do anything, adding: ‘So to get to week six it was a miracle!’
Murder on the dancefloor: During their interview with Zoe Ball, they also recreated their Matrix dance. But things ended on a disastrous note as Katya fell to the ground
Comments: As well as the flood of comments mocking Seann’s drunken video comment, some viewers also pointed out the awkwardness of Katya dancing in a dress
Turning to Russian beauty Katya, he said: ‘I thought I would be out week one, at the beginning I couldn’t do anything – you had to teach me how to walk, to breath and do my shoelaces.’
But Katya couldn’t contain her disappointment over Seann’s exit from the show, as she told him: ‘I think you had a lot more to give.’
This year’s series of Strictly was rocked to its core earlier this month when footage emerged showing Seann, who was dating Rebecca at the time, and married Katya, who is wed to fellow professional Neil Jones, locking lips.
Routine: Seann and Katya were eliminated after performing a Halloween-themed Viennese Waltz to the classic song I Put A Spell On You
Both parties issued sheepish apologies, blaming alcohol for their misjudgement and claiming the moment was a ‘one-off’ before ignoring the controversy going onward.
After the scandal erupted, Rebecca was lauded far and wide when she broke her silence with an impeccably written statement detailing the kiss happening on her birthday, Seann not apologising directly afterwards and her taking their cat.
While she has maintained a dignified silence since, even in the face of recent claims that he bedded a stripper in the midst of their romance, she took to Twitter in the midst of the Strictly results show to like a message about Katya.
Things started with Seann sending a note on Twitter reading: ‘Thanks everyone. And thank you to @Mrs_katjones for managing to keep in a man that dances like a shed in the wind for this long. I’ll see you all soon. Keeeeeeep laughing. X’
Oh dear: The comedian’s alleged unpopularity on the hit show was said to be highlighted by judge Craig Revel Horwood, who reportedly celebrated their departure with champagne
Back to work: Earlier on Monday evening, Seann and Katya were seen making their way to the BBC studios, where they discussed their elimination on the Strictly sister show It Takes Two
Ahem: Seann was reportedly upset when his Viennese Waltz failed to impress judges as he allegedly ‘uttered b*****ks and stormed off the dancefloor’ with Katya
Shortly after, Katya responded: ‘Bet people can’t wait for your tour, you now have soooo much material for it!’ – which led to Rebecca liking the ‘classy’ post.
Additionally, she penned a pointed message with their beloved cat curled up sweetly with the message: ‘This is Winston and he doesn’t want to cause trouble, ok?’
Aside from Rebecca’s controversial message, Seann was reportedly upset when his Viennese Waltz failed to impress judges as he allegedly ‘uttered b*****ks and stormed off the dancefloor’ with Katya.
Over: Seann’s kiss with Katya led to the end of his romance with actress Rebecca Humphries
An insider told The Sun: ‘To say Seann was upset was an understatement. As soon as filming finished he walked off and swore… He’s been incredibly unpopular with the dancers and celebs and this shows why’.
The comedian’s alleged unpopularity on the hit show was said to be highlighted by judge Craig Revel Horwood, who reportedly celebrated Walsh and Jones’ departure by downing champagne in the green room.
A separate source told The Sun: ‘Craig was heard saying, “The terrible two are out, good riddance.”‘
Wrapped up: Katya stepped out in a pink hat and matching T-shirt under a stylish black coat
Dapper: Seann cut a dapper figure in a blue suit, which he teamed with a striped red T-shirt
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