Seann Walsh admitted last year that he was still ‘haunted’ by the furore over his kiss with his married Strictly Come Dancing partner, Katya Jones, in 2018.
Now, the comedian, 36, had better brace himself for another backlash.
Rebecca Humphries, who was his girlfriend at the time of his betrayal, is to bring out a memoir about self-worth, called Why did You Stay?
Revenge? Seann Walsh’s ex Rebecca Humphries is to release a memoir about self-worth and ‘escaping toxic relationships’… four years after he cheated on her
The actress, 34, who played Carol Thatcher in The Crown, told The Daily Mail’s Richard Eden: ‘I hope the fact that Strictly was the catalyst will give this book a wide reach.’
The new book directly refers to the couple’s doomed romance and highlights Rebecca’s escape from a ‘toxic relationship’.
The official synopis reads: ‘Actor, writer and hopeless romantic Rebecca Humphries had often been called crazy by her boyfriend. But when paparazzi caught him kissing his Strictly Come Dancing partner, she realised the only crazy thing was believing she didn’t deserve more.
‘Forced into victimhood by the story, Rebecca chose to reclaim her power, posting her thoughts on social media, including advice for other women who might be experiencing what she realised she’d managed to escape: a toxic, oppressive relationship.
Uh oh: Seann Walsh admitted last year that he was still ‘haunted’ by the furore over his kiss with his married Strictly Come Dancing partner, Katya Jones [pictured kissing], in 2018, claiming that it ‘destroyed his dreams’ of a career boost from appearing on the hit BBC show
‘A flood of support poured in, but amongst the well-wishes was a simple question with an infinitely complex answer: “If he was so bad, why did you stay?”‘
It continued: ‘Using her relationship history, coming of age stories and experiences since the Strictly scandal, Rebecca explores why good girls are drawn to darkness, whether pop culture glamourises toxicity, when a relationship ‘rough patch’ becomes the start of a destructive cycle, if women are conditioned for co-dependency, and – ultimately – how to reframe disaster into something magical.’
Shortly after the kiss, she released a statement accusing Walsh of ‘aggressively and repeatedly’ calling her ‘a psycho/nuts/mental’ because she had questioned his behaviour in the previous weeks.
Memory: Seann Walsh recalled the moment that his kiss with Strictly Come Dancing’s Katya Jones became public and turned his life ‘upside down’
Having her say: ‘I hope the fact that Strictly was the catalyst will give this book a wide reach,’ said the actress, 34, who played Carol Thatcher in The Crown
Just last month, Rebecca’s ex Seann claimed he and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya, 32, were offered £250,000 to star in a porn film.
The comedian said the pair were offered the huge sum to romp on camera after they were photographed kissing each other outside a pub during the show in 2018.
While Seann was in a relationship with Rebecca at the time, Katya was married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, 40.
Speaking in his new comedy special Seann Walsh: Kiss, the comedian said: ‘Television X, The porn channel, remember that? Offered me £250,000 to do a porn film with Katya! But she said no!’
In her own words: The new book directly refers to the couple’s doomed romance and highlights Rebecca’s escape from a ‘toxic relationship’ [Seann and Rebecca pictured in 2015]
Speaking out: Shortly after the kiss, she released a statement accusing Walsh of ‘aggressively and repeatedly’ calling her ‘a psycho/nuts/mental’ because she had questioned his behaviour in the previous weeks
Seann detailed the abuse he recevied from the public after the kiss became public.
He said: ‘I was dubbed the most hated comedian in the country. The most hated comedian in the country!
‘Only I could go on Strictly Come Dancing and come out the most hated comedian in the country. What a f*****g c**t.’
Seann added that when he agreed to do the show, he was hoping to follow in the footsteps of other comedians like Susan Calman and Chris Ramsey.
No way! Just last month, Rebecca’s ex Seann claimed he and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya , 32, were offered £250,000 to star in a porn film [pictured in 2018]
He said: ‘Susan Calman, been on the year before – went on to have her own TV shows.
‘Chris Ramsey, did it the year after – number one podcast in the country! People dressed up as me for Halloween!’
Detailing some of the fall out from the scandal, Seann added: ‘I had to move into a hotel for two weeks because the reporters were waiting outside my house, rummaging through my bins, they even turned up at my parents’ house. And s**t themselves when my dad answered.’
He added: ‘My Twitter went bats**t. Thousands and thousands of people telling me they hate me.’
Candid: ‘Only I could go on Strictly Come Dancing and come out the most hated comedian in the country. What a f*****g c**t’
Explaining the incident, he said: ‘I was in a relationship, my dance partner Katya was married.
‘After training we went for a drink, one thing led to another and we were photographed kissing outside a pub.
‘Awful, I know. It’s awful – I’m sorry. I’m still sorry now.’
Following the incident, Seann’s actress girlfriend Rebecca Humphries released an impassioned statement in which she revealed he called her ‘psycho’ and ‘nuts’ for questioning his friendship with Katya, who he kissed on Rebecca’s birthday.
While Katya was supported by her husband Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage did not last as they announced their split in August 2019.
The dancers confirmed they were splitting in joint Instagram statements, but despite writing they had mutual ‘respect’ and ‘love’, a source claimed Katya’s infidelity was something her husband couldn’t get over.
Ex: Katya was married to Neil Jones at the time of the kiss, with the former couple announcing their split in August 2019 (pictured in May 2019)