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Strictly’s Katya and Neil Jones SPLIT: Professional dancers announce they are separating

Strictly’s Katya and Neil Jones SPLIT: Professional dancers announce they are divorcing following 11 year relationship… 10 months after Seann Walsh kissing scandal

  • The Russian beauty, 30, and her partner, 37, took to Instagram to announce the news on Sunday to confirm the news that they were parting ways
  • In October, Katya left fans in shock when she was spotted kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh in the street following a boozy post-training night out
  • Neil insisted Katya’s indiscretion would not ruin their relationship: ‘But I wasn’t going to allow that one little thing to get in the way of ten very happy years’
  • Strictly, which is due to return to screens next month, is fraught with relationship scandals, with an alleged ‘curse’ causing demise of romances 

Strictly stars Katya and Neil Jones have split after 11 years of marriage. 

The Russian beauty, 30, and her partner, 37, took to Instagram to announce the news on Sunday to confirm the news that they were parting ways just 10 months after she was seen kissing her Strictly dance partner Seann Walsh in the street. 

In their announcement, the couple penned: ‘Hi everyone, as our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so we wanted to let you know some news. After 11 years we have made the mutual decision to separate.’

Heartache: Strictly stars Katya and Neil Jones have split after 11 years of marriage (pictured in November)

Neil and Katya were dating for five years before they wed in an idyllic ceremony in London in 2013. The story of their romance played out in their stage show Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream, which they toured with until June this year.

Their news will undoubtedly comes as a shock to fans, with their announcement continuing: ‘We will always love each other. just in a different way as friends…

‘This will never change what a great team we make and we are really proud of everything we have achieved together. Our shared love of dance means we will keep working and dancing together as well as exploring projects…

‘No matter what we do we will always support and respect each other. We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends…

 

‘We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can’t wait to keep on dancing. Lots of love from us both xx’.  

In March, Neil spoke about how they were impacted by the kissing scandal, as he told Daily Mail: ‘It was a shock and we had to work it out between ourselves, to understand what had happened… 

‘But I wasn’t going to allow that one little thing to get in the way of ten very happy years. People have said to me, “Why didn’t you feel this? Why didn’t you say that?”…

‘For me, the initial reaction was to stay calm. I didn’t want to run around in a panic, because that’s not me’.

Ahem: The Russian beauty, 30, and her partner, 37, took to Instagram to announce the news on Saturday to confirm the news that they were parting ways just 10 months after she was seen kissing her Strictly dance partner Seann Walsh in the street

Ahem: The Russian beauty, 30, and her partner, 37, took to Instagram to announce the news on Saturday to confirm the news that they were parting ways just 10 months after she was seen kissing her Strictly dance partner Seann Walsh in the street

‘We will remain the best of friends’: Katya and Neil’s announcement

Hi everyone, as our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so wee wanted to let you know some news. 

After 11 years we have made the mutual decision to separate. We will always love each other. Just in a different way as friends. 

This will never change what a great team we make and we are really proud of everything we have achieved together.

Our shared love of dance means we will keep working and dancing together as well as exploring projects.

No matter what we do we will always support and respect each other. We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends. 

We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can’t wait to keep on dancing. Lots of love from us both xx

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