Seann Walsh admits he is 'traumatised' by his Katya Jones kissing scandal

Comedian Seann Walsh has spoken in-depth about the aftermath of his kissing scandal with his Strictly dancing partner Katya Jones. 

Appearing on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, he hashed out details of how his mental health was affected by the shocking incident, which saw the duo kissing in the street despite neither being single at the time.  

Seann, 34, confessed he is ‘traumatised and paranoid’ after the backlash from the kiss, which occurred in October last year and led to the demise of his relationship with Rebecca Humpries before Katya split from Neil Jones earlier this year. 

Shocking: Comedian Seann Walsh has spoken in-depth about the aftermath of his kissing scandal with his Strictly dancing partner Katya Jones

Shocking: Comedian Seann Walsh has spoken in-depth about the aftermath of his kissing scandal with his Strictly dancing partner Katya Jones

In October 2018, the showbiz world was rocked to its core when Seann and Katya, who were paired on Strictly, fell victim to the show’s fabled curse when they were spotted locking lips in the street in explosive scenes.   

After images and video of the kiss were released, an onlooker who witnessed Seann and Katya’s kiss, told the Sun they were ‘snogging like a pair of teenagers’ and ‘didn’t seem to care who might see them’.

The pair were at the Duke Of York pub in Marylebone in Central London at around midnight on Wednesday. Their close relationship was noted by members of the crew it has still come as a shock to everyone. 

Following the incident, Seann’s actress girlfriend Rebecca 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. 

Shocker: Appearing on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, he hashed out details of how his mental health was affected by the shocking incident

Shocker: Appearing on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, he hashed out details of how his mental health was affected by the shocking incident

Shocker: In October 2018, the showbiz world was rocked to its core when Seann and Katya, who were paired on Strictly, fell victim to the show's fabled curse when they were spotted locking lips in the street in explosive scenes (pictured last month)

Shocker: In October 2018, the showbiz world was rocked to its core when Seann and Katya, who were paired on Strictly, fell victim to the show’s fabled curse when they were spotted locking lips in the street in explosive scenes (pictured last month)

While Katya was supported by Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage did not last as they announced their split in August. 

Speaking to fellow comedian Richard, Seann admitted he struggled with the drama and alleged that he was demonised for the kiss. 

He said: ‘No one wants to hear me stick up for myself but I wish I'd stuck up for myself at the time it's with a tough year mentally I lost a lost personally and job wise. 

‘I think I did go through – I don't mind saying it wasn't fair, it wasn't right – but I didn't deserve it… I still wake up some days and it feels like it happened yesterday and it's traumatic. I'm not looking for sympathy these are the facts.’

On the public reaction, he said: ‘I was demonised and it was so strange and all the hated that was thrown your way losing control of who you are…

Painful: Speaking to fellow comedian Richard, Seann admitted he struggled with the drama and alleged that he was demonised for the kiss

Painful: Speaking to fellow comedian Richard, Seann admitted he struggled with the drama and alleged that he was demonised for the kiss

Lashing out: At the time, Rebecca (pictured) detailed how she coped following his explosive cheating scandal with Strictly partner Katya

Lashing out: At the time, Rebecca (pictured) detailed how she coped following his explosive cheating scandal with Strictly partner Katya

‘It does affect me and you'll see people on the tube if they recognise me and you get paranoid and think do they recognise me and you live in this paranoid fear…

‘Sometimes I forget. Before I was very self conscious of being out in public when someone catches your eye and you think they recognise you. I'm very paranoid.’

Discussing his terrifying experience with panic attacks after the incident, he said: ‘One of the things that happened when everything got to me so much I got put in a hotel as there were people outside my flat…

Hitting out: Following the incident, Seann's actress girlfriend Rebecca 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

Hitting out: Following the incident, Seann’s actress girlfriend Rebecca 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

Happier times: While Katya was supported by Neil after the 'drunken mistake', their marriage did not last as they announced their split in August

Happier times: While Katya was supported by Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage did not last as they announced their split in August

‘On the Friday I was feeling ok and I put on Have I Got News For You and there was a joke from Richard Ayoade and it was a picture of a clear diary and he said it's my diary. 

‘It was the first point that it occurs to me that I could do stand-up and I thought f**k is this all over. I had a panic attack but I was used to them as I’d had them for years and I thought breathe – water and I went for a walk…

‘I thought this is the first time I've been out in public since the photo. I didn't realise how famous I was and I thought… f**k I didn't realise how famous I was…

‘I went back to the hotel and I had a panic attack and started screaming and fell into the road and people started helping me and I turned and covered my face and these guys picked me up and put me in their Tesla…

Shocking: Following the incident, Seann's actress girlfriend Rebecca 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

Shocking: Following the incident, Seann’s actress girlfriend Rebecca 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

‘They said Seann we know who you are and they took me back to the hotel and the next day I had to do the Charleston in front of 8 million people!’.

He revealed that he used the incident as part of his stand-up act initially as a ‘cathartic’ act – yet this soon wore this: ‘I would act out that in Edinburgh. It ticked me up. It wasn't cathartic at all so thought I won't mention it anymore…

‘No opening gag. And now I'm talking about hoovers and Ubers and it's so much better and it feels great.’

On trolls, he went on: ‘You would get abuse on twitter and look at the profile and it would be a mental health advocate and they'd call me a nasally c**t and I should blow my nose. The WhatsApp messages there must have been…

‘I'm not defending what I did. I take responsibility for that but I can't take responsibility for where that goes.’ 

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