STRICTLY Come Dancing star Katya Jones has slammed the Seann Walsh kiss scandal days before he signs for I'm A Celebrity.
The professional dancer – who was caught kissing her comedian dance partner on a night out in 2018 – hit out that she doesn't care what people think of her and remains "disconnected" from haters.
Katya, 33, whose married to fellow pro dancer Neil Jones ended after the shock kiss, appeared to address the event ahead of Seann's debut on I'm A Celeb.
It comes as Seann, 36, has signed up to take part in the ITV show, with bosses hoping he will spill the beans on the snog.
Ahead of his TV debut, Katya hit out that the past "doesn't define her" as she opened up about her time on Strictly Come Dancing since joining the competition in 2016.
Speaking to Tim Lovejoy on Sunday Brunch yesterday, she continued that she had "grown so much" from experiences on the show.
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"Nobody prepares you for it," she said of the show. "Obviously I've learned the hard way from simply just doing interviews and talking to people and suddenly being on front of the press."
Appearing to allude to the moment she kissed her dance partner in 2018, she added that felt it now "didn't matter".
"But, I've grown so much from it and evolved so much that honestly now, it really doesn't matter. I always say it doesn't define me."
Katya and Seann's shock romance ended the dancer’s marriage and his own five-year relationship – and the comedian has never publicly discussed what happened.
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It comes as ITV bosses hope jungle life and signing up for I'm A Celeb will give Seann, 36, the perfect opportunity to finally tell all.
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.”
Seann is set to join pop star Boy George, comic Babatunde Aleshe and Love Island’s Olivia Attwood in the forthcoming series.
The Sun revealed how Seann and Katya hooked up after a boozy session in a pub during the show in October 2018.
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.
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They were voted off Strictly three weeks after their romance was made public – a month before Katya ended her marriage to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, 40.
Meanwhile, Seann was dumped publicly by actress Rebecca Humphries – before it emerged he had a fling with Emily Atack behind Rebecca’s back.
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