Katya and Neil Jones ‘keeping positive’ after Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal

Neil and Katya Jones are ‘keeping positive’ after speaking out about Katya’s Strictly Come Dancing kiss scandal (Picture: Instagram)

Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones is ‘trying to stay busy’ after speaking out about his wife Katya kissing comedian Seann Walsh last year.

Neil is looking forward to a busy summer on tour with the Strictly pros and performing a show put together with Katya about how they met.

The couple jointly addressed the kiss scandal in a TV interview earlier this month, and since then Neil says they are ‘keeping positive’ and focusing on their work.

When asked by how they have been getting on, Neil said: ‘It’s good. It’s nice to know Spring’s coming then Summer.

‘It’s just positive and we’re just keeping ourselves busy, meetings most of the days or in the studio. It’s keeping us occupied.

‘And then I think I found ten days to have a break after all of it before Strictly starts again.

The couple addressed the scandal in a TV interview earlier this month (Picture: ITV/REX)

‘I’ll probably go on holiday, but I need to make sure that I can’t let go and keep working out because when you hit Strictly you need to be in the best shape of your life.’

Teasing his and Katya’s show he added: ‘The story is about myself and Katya when we were kids, all the way up until our world championships just before we retired. It’s told through the eyes of our coach.

Comedian Seann was Katya’s partner on Strictly last year (Picture: BBC)

‘We performed it last year at a festival and we said we wanted to do more with it.

‘It’s a lot of work. It’s running June 20-22 at Sadler’s Wells, and I think as far as I know, we’re the first ever Latin and ballroom show to hit Sadler’s Wells. It’s big. And the cast is huge.’

Neil will be back for another series of Strictly later this year and fans are crossing everything that the dancer gets to compete with a celebrity.

Neil will be back on Strictly this year (Picture: Getty)

And Neil is remaining hopeful too.

Speaking at the premiere of Shazam! in London on Wednesday night, he said: ‘I’m really excited about it. It’s my fourth year coming back on the show as a pro so it’s really good news.

‘Fingers crossed maybe with a partner. If not, still alright.

‘The fans are getting stronger every year. They’re sending me messages. They’re so supportive.

‘I’d be happy with any celeb. I joke around with different people all the time because I’ve worked with beginners, I’ve worked with advanced, it doesn’t matter who I get.

‘If I get someone funny I’m gonna make it hilarious. I’m just gonna make sure it’s entertaining for the audience.’

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