Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas reacts to Seann Walsh and Katya Jones kiss scandal

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has had her say on Seann Walsh and Katya Jones' kiss scandal.

Strictly contestant Seann and his professional partner Katya became the focus of attention over the weekend for all the wrong reasons when they were pictured "snogging like a pair of teenagers" ahead of last Saturday's show.


Katya is married to fellow Strictly pro dancer Neil Jones while Seann was in a relationship with actress girlfriend Rebecca Humphries, before she dumped him in a lengthy statement posted to Twitter.

The pair spoke out about the incident on It Takes Two tonight, saying sorry for their "mistake".

Behind the scenes, head judge Shirley Ballas was reported to have been left rather displeased by the dama.

"Shirley has been on about Seann Walsh and Katya Jones being axed from the show. She is not happy with the way they have behaved," a source claimed to The Sun newspaper. "They'll [Seann and Katya] definitely feel the wrath of Shirley. Everyone thinks they will likely be bottom of the viewers vote so likely to go this week anyway."

Shirley herself insisted she'll judge the pair on their dancing alone.

In an interview on ITV's This Morning, Shirley said: "I shall go out on Saturday with everybody enjoying the show and be ready to see the dancing, judging without fear or favour.


"I think things happen all the time in every industry I just think Strictly and Dancing on Ice and any show on television is in the public eye and gets more attention. I don't think it's just because of Strictly."

Shirley added: "I'm there to judge a competition about dancing, not anyone's private life. Everyone goes out there, does their best, and that's what everyone will be looking forward to on Saturday."

"I'm there to judge the dancing only and I think they're going to dance on Saturday and I shall be judging the dancing."

Meanwhile, bookies have made Seann the favourite to go this weekend.

Ladbrokes have also revealed that since the weekend, not a single penny has been placed on the comedian winning the show, and he's clear favourite at 5/4 to be booted off the show this weekend.


Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Seann Walsh certainly isn't laughing now with our latest figures revealing he's the least popular contestant ever to take to the Strictly dance floor."

Strictly Come Dancing airs this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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