Strictly’s Katya: I left Seann scratched and bruised
STRICTLY’S Katya Jones has said she left her dance partner Seann Walsh scratched and bruised after their challenging Charleston routine at the weekend.
The pair performed the upbeat dance on Saturday’s episode of the BBC show, just days after they were pictured kissing in the street on a night out.
Many viewers thought the pair would be eliminated from the competition as a result of the outcry — especially once Seann was unceremoniously dumped on Twitter by his girlfriend of five years Rebecca Humphries, who branded him ‘controlling’ — but they survived the judges and a public vote.
Speaking on spin-off show It Takes Two yesterday, Katya said their routine, which saw her walking up Walsh’s back, took its toll.
‘I chucked a lot into it and I was not giving up, was I?’ she said.
‘He’s got a massive bruise and scratch on the back.
‘Seven out of 10 and it didn’t work.’
‘He hurt his knee as well,’ she added. ‘I was just like, not giving up.’
Seann joked: ‘I was injured, that’s how brave I am, that I did it injured.’
He continued: ‘When the dance started on Saturday, I had absolutely no idea if it was going to work.
‘I don’t know what’s about to happen, hence the relief at the end.’
And in an apparent refererence to the media storm around that kiss, he said: ‘It was a big week as well, and the support of everyone was lovely.’
Author: Julia Hunt