On Wednesday, Seann Walsh and Katya Jones appeared on Strictly’s sister show, ‘It Takes Two’ to explain the kiss between the two dancers, both of whom have significant others.
The controversial interview and the pictures of the kiss can be found here but while Jones remains adamant that her and her husband are fine, Walsh said that he was not the person that he was being made out to be by his now ex-girlfriend.
To claims by his ex that he called her a “psycho” for fearing something might be brewing between him and his dance partner, he said:
“I feel it’s also important for me to say that the people that know me the most, that love me, they know that I am not the person I’m being portrayed as. I’m still sorry for what I did, but it’s very important for me to get that out there.”
Rebecca Humphries responded on Twitter immediately, liking tweets of support from fans who were livid with Walsh’s ‘apology’.
They couldn’t understand why the actress wasn’t mentioned directly in his apology.
Some of the tweets said:
“I feel so desperately frustrated & sad for @Beckshumps having just watched the ‘apology’ that @seannwalsh gave. NO relationship is perfect, it takes kindness, consideration, communication & understanding. But most of all please have the decency to SAY her name? Apologise to her.”
Rebecca Humphries released this statement after the photos were revealed first. This was written before the interview:
“Hello there, My name is Rebecca Humphries and I am not a victim.
I wasn’t sure whether to respond to events from the past week, but I feel the narrative has missed a couple of crucial elements that I would like to clear up.
It’s incredibly good of Sean(n) and Katya to apologise in the media. I have received nothing. other than the support of my family, friends, and a host of strangers on the internet who all wanted to make sure I was OK.
What I have also kindly received are many offers to sell my side of the story, but I would prefer for it to be on my own terms.
“Those pictures were taken on October 3, it was my birthday. I was alone at home when Sean texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink.
We spoke, and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on.
He aggressively and repeatedly called me a psycho/nuts/mental. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I’ve questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour.
But – this whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person who is now free: and no victim.
I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love: Believe in yourself and your instincts.
It’s more than lying. It’s controlling. Tell some very close friends who, if they’re anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and of you.
It’s important also to recognise that in these situations those who hold power over you are insecure and fragile and the need for control comes from a place of vulnerability. I think it certainly does in Sean’s case.
Despite everything I hope he gets what he wants from this. I’m not sorry I took the cat, though.”