Strictly's Katya and Neil Jones prove they're the friendliest of exes
Strictly's Katya and Neil Jones prove they're the friendliest of exes

Strictly's Katya and Neil Jones prove they're the friendliest of exes

Neil and proved they were the friendliest of exes as they made a joint appearance on Friday’s Lorraine ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour. 

Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, were getting on well on the show where Katya said: ’there’s still friendship there’ and told how their bond is built on ‘respect and teamwork’.

The pair were married for six years and split in 2019 following Katya and Seann Walsh’s kissing scandal – although they insisted that had nothing to do with the end of their marriage.

Working well: Neil and Katya Jones proved they were the friendliest of exes as they made a joint appearance on Friday’s Lorraine ahead of the Strictly Professionals tour

However, the pair have remained close since the collapse of their marriage and subsequent divorce – hanging out together and even posting snaps of each other online as well as working on Strictly together.   

Neil said on the show about working with Katya: ‘We’ve known each other for so long now and I’m the only person that can get her to be quiet in rehearsals!’ 

Katya then added: ‘He can’t play poker when I’m at the table I read his face so well!

Happy: Dancers Neil, 39, and Katya, 32, were getting on well on the show where Katya said: ’there’s still friendship there’ and told how their bond is built on ‘respect and teamwork’

‘It’s lovely because our relationships started 13 years ago from respect and teamwork and then romance came as a bonus if you break down that layer there’s still friendships there.I just love your mum too much!’ 

They appeared on the daytime TV show alongside fellow pro Gorka Marquez where they discussed the upcoming tour. 

Katya explained: ‘The live tour we’ve just finished they include the celebrities and this is just the professionals look at the line up. 

Having fun: They appeared on the daytime TV show alongside fellow pro Gorka Marquez where they discussed the upcoming tour

You get to meet the newbies like Kai (Widdrington) but also the longest standing one Karen. We get to interact with the audience more.’

Gorka – who is dating Gemma Atkinson and shares a daughter Mia with her – added of the tour: ‘We try to be perfectionists we’re always trying to improve it, there is always room for improvement. 

‘It’s difficult being away from them because we’re just been on holiday doing fun stuff and not I don’t see them for 2 weeks. 

‘Mia came to watch me perform with Karen and there is a number where it all goes quiet and the whole theatre was silent and I could hear her saying ‘papa’.I just wanted to cry it was beautiful.’

Oh dear: The pair were married for six years and split in 2019 following Katya and Seann Walsh’s kissing scandal – although they insisted that had nothing to do with the end of their marriage 

It comes after earlier this week Seann claimed he and his partner were offered £250,000 to star in a porn latina film.

The comedian, 36, 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.

Seann was in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries at the time while Katya was married to Neil.   

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!’

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.   

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.’

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)