SEANN Walsh has opened up about the fall-out from his Strictly Come Dancing scandal, calling it the “most depressing” time of his life.
The comedian, 36, faced huge backlash when pictures were revealed of him and his pro partner Katya Jones kissing in an alleyway
Their shock romance in 2018 ended the dancer’s marriage and Seann’s own five-year relationship.
Now Seann has recalled the months directly after the scandal during a chat with his I’m a Celebrity campmates.
He said: “Easily the most depressing month of my entire life, Edinburgh after Strictly.
“We get to Edinburgh, right, I think it’s a 200-seater, I’ve never not in Edinburgh sold out the first night. It doesn’t even occur to me that it’s not sold out.
“Just before I’m about to go on, my agent comes in and goes, ‘Just so you know, there’s like 30 people.’ To get told that when you’re just about to go on… horrific. It was at that point I was like, ‘Oh, oh..’”
During the conversation with Babatúndé Aléshé, Seann added: “My career was dead, I was over.”
Seann revealed that he was so affected by the fall-out that he had to make drastic changes to his everyday life.
He said: “Do you know what I did, I thought, I’ve got to learn to drive. I can’t sit on trains, with people looking at me going, ‘Is that the guy that used to…?’ I’ve got to learn to drive now as I’ve got to hide. Genuinely. I mean that, I swear on my life. I can’t be on trains.”
At the time, Katya was married and Seann was in a long term relationship.
Photos showed them snogging in the street after a boozy session in a pub during their time on Strictly.
They later appeared on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two to apologise for their actions.
Despite the kissing-gate, Katya has remained a prominent fixture on the show.
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