Strictly’s Seann Walsh and Katya Jones put on defiant display

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They’ve vowed to continue with their Strictly Come Dancing journey in the wake of last week’s kiss scandal.

And Seann Walsh and Katya Jones put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won’t ‘give up’.

The comedian, 32, and his dance partner, 29, looked ready for action as they arrived with takeout coffees while preparing for Saturday night’s show, after being saved by the public last weekend.

Moving on: Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones and Seann Walsh put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won't 'give up'

Moving on: Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones and Seann Walsh put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won't 'give up'

Moving on: Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones and Seann Walsh put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won't 'give up'

Moving on: Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones and Seann Walsh put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won't 'give up'

Moving on: Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones and Seann Walsh put on another defiant display as they headed to rehearsals in London on Thursday after insisting they won’t ‘give up’

Showing she’s not going to let the kissing scandal get the best of her, Katya smiled for cameras while covering up from the chilly weather in a large black padded cape-style jacket, worn over a grey turtleneck jumper and black leggings. 

Seann looked downcast as he arrived separately at the studios with two coffee cups in his hand.

The funnyman wore a black coat over a printed white T-shirt, which he teamed up with a dark tracksuit and grey trainers.

Earlier this month, Katya was seen locking lips with Seann – prompting a national outcry and the comedian’s girlfriend to break up with him after five years together. 

low-key appearance: Seann looked downcast as he arrived separately at the studios with two coffee cups in his hand

low-key appearance: Seann looked downcast as he arrived separately at the studios with two coffee cups in his hand

low-key appearance: Seann looked downcast as he arrived separately at the studios with two coffee cups in his hand

And Katya’s husband and Strictly Come Dancing co-star Neil Jones is said to have claimed his prospects on the hit show have been hampered by his wife’s cheating scandal.

A source told The Sun of Neil: ‘He’s keeping a dignified silence, but Neil is getting a bit annoyed now. He feels he’s the one being punished even though he’s the innocent party in all this.

‘He is desperate to be a lead dancer, but sadly it looks like it is doing him no favours as he feels he’s being left out.

‘The judges can see how Neil looks very downcast and embarrassed by it all, but frankly it was all his wife’s doing and yet he has been pushed to the back while she goes through to the next around.’

It seems conversation surrounding the scandal will not be ending anytime soon, as Strictly pro Anton Du Beke admitted he thought the pair were ‘kindly marked’ on This Morning. 

Warm: Katya covered up from the chilly weather in a large black padded cape-style jacket, worn over a grey turtleneck jumper and black leggings

Warm: Katya covered up from the chilly weather in a large black padded cape-style jacket, worn over a grey turtleneck jumper and black leggings

Warm: Katya covered up from the chilly weather in a large black padded cape-style jacket, worn over a grey turtleneck jumper and black leggings

Katya confessed she has left scratches all over Seann’s back after intense rehearsals when appearing on It Takes Two on Wednesday.

The dance partners, who sent shockwaves through the Strictly ballroom when they were caught in a boozy clinch, laid bare the details of their ‘tense’ week.

Insisting she wasn’t ‘giving up’ on the competition after the scandal broke, Katya confessed she put her all into the dance routine — leaving Seann with injuries.

Katya admitted: ‘God I chucked a lot into the dance and I was not giving up. It didn’t go quite as planned.’

Detailing the catalogue of injuries, she said: ‘He’s got massive bruises and scratches on his back and then he hurt his knee as well.’

Seann whinged: ‘I was injured, that’s how brave I am!’ Katya cheekily responded: ‘Oh yeah, it wasn’t me who was standing on your shoulders who was brave.’ 

Scandal:Earlier this month, Katya was seen locking lips with Seann - prompting a national outcry and the comedian's girlfriend to break up with him after five years together

Scandal:Earlier this month, Katya was seen locking lips with Seann - prompting a national outcry and the comedian's girlfriend to break up with him after five years together

Scandal:Earlier this month, Katya was seen locking lips with Seann – prompting a national outcry and the comedian’s girlfriend to break up with him after five years together

To ensure they sailed through to the next week of the competition, the pair carried out some difficult lifts including one where Katya climbed all over Seann’s back.

They did the Charleston, or what Craig Revel Horwood called their ‘dance of shame’, to Bills by Lunchmoney scoring them a 28 out of 40 and fifth on the leader board.

Seann candidly confessed it had been a ‘tense’ week after the backlash following the dramatic fall out of his not-so-secret smooch with Katya on a night out.

He went on: ‘Last week we had a bit less time as well – it was tense, I have to say. when we started on Saturday I had no idea if it was going to work. You don’t know what’s going to happen.

‘It was because of the training close to the wire, not knowing if we’d pulled it off, and a complicated routine and it it did really well but you never know.’

Despite people calling for the couple to be eliminated, Seann claimed the duo had ‘support’ from ‘everyone’ on their ‘big’ week.

Both he and Katya are preparing to dance a quickstep to Jake Bugg’s Lightning Bolt on Saturday, after being left stunned that they had been saved by viewers

Drama: Katya's husband and Strictly Come Dancing co-star Neil Jones is said to have claimed his prospects on the hit show have been hampered by his wife's cheating scandal

Drama: Katya's husband and Strictly Come Dancing co-star Neil Jones is said to have claimed his prospects on the hit show have been hampered by his wife's cheating scandal

Drama: Katya’s husband and Strictly Come Dancing co-star Neil Jones is said to have claimed his prospects on the hit show have been hampered by his wife’s cheating scandal




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