I’m A Celeb ‘signs up Strictly star’ 4 years after kiss scandal rocked BBC show

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I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here has signed up Strictly Come Dancing star Seann Walsh to be a part of this year's team entering the jungle.

This comes four years after he was involved in a major scandal that rocked the BBC show, when he was caught kissing his pro dancer partner Katya.

Their surprising kiss in 2018 ended the dancer’s marriage and his own five-year relationship.

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It has been announced that Sean will be camping in the jungle this year as bosses hope he will spill the goss on the kiss.

A source said: “Seann is an incredible signing for I’m A Celebrity and it’s a real coup for ITV. His snog with Katya is the biggest scandal to have ever hit Strictly. People still talk about it.

“Seann has joked about his snog with Katya in his comedy sketches but he’s never spoken in detail about their relationship.

“Life in the jungle is boring and those long hours around the campfire would be the perfect time for Seann to get talking. He can’t shy away from it either as he’s best known for that snog.

“It’s unlikely his campmates won’t bring it up. It won’t be an easy watch for Katya or the people burnt by their romance.”

In 2018 The Sun revealed the kiss to the public and explained that the pair hooked up after a boozy night in a pub.

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His now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries had written in a statement how he “aggressively and repeatedly” branded her “psycho and mental” when she suggested something inappropriate was going on with Katya on Strictly.

Photos showed them snogging in the street and they later had to appear on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two to talk about what happened.

Speaking to presenter Zoe Ball, he said: "I think first of all I would rather not be having to address this publicly, but I feel like I have to.

"I made a mistake, which I’m very sorry for -–sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused. You never think about the extent of the damage that you’re going to do, in a moment of, you know the mistake that you’ve made.

"I’m not perfect, far from it. Our relationship wasn’t perfect. That doesn’t mean I wanted it to end the way it finally did, and I’m very sorry for that.

"I feel it’s also important for me to say that the people that know me the most, that love me, they know that I am not the person I’m being portrayed as. I’m still sorry for what I did, but it’s very important for me to get that out there."

Previously Sean has said that the kiss "destroyed" his career.

The pair were voted off Strictly three weeks after their romance was made public.


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