Why has Katya Jones split from husband Neil Jones?

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Katya Jones and Neil Jones on This Morning
and split earlier this 12 months (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

Katya Jones and Neil Jones are each again on Strictly Come Dancing however rather a lot has modified for the pair of dancers since final 12 months’s season.

Katya and Neil had been as soon as undefeated four-time British National Champions and the three-time winners of the World Amateur Latin Championships, turning their chemistry on the dance-floor right into a relationship in real-life.

The pair married in a central London ceremony in 2013 and joined Strictly in 2016 the place Katya competed with Ed Balls and Neil was one of many male professional dancers.

Last 12 months Katya appeared to affix the listing of celebrities and dancers who’ve fallen sufferer to the ‘Strictly Curse’ when she was snapped kissing her dance accomplice, comic Seann Walsh.

Following the publication of the images, Katya mentioned: ‘I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship.’

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Speaking to Metro.co.uk again in March of this 12 months, the pair mentioned they had been making an attempt to ‘keep positive’ as they labored via the problems of their relationship.

Neil Jones and Katya Jones
Neil and Katya had been making an attempt to work on their points earlier than their split (Picture: Richard Barker/REX)

Why has Katya Jones split from husband Neil Jones?

Neil and Katya introduced their split on 18 August 2019 with a joint assertion on their social media pages.

Announcing their separation, they mentioned: ‘We will at all times love one another, simply differently as mates. This won’t ever change what a fantastic staff we make and we’re actually happy with all the pieces we have now achieved collectively.

Katya Jones and Neil Jones attend the Strictly Come Dancing launch
Katya and Neil had been true professionals after they attended the launch collectively after their split. (Picture: Lia Toby/Getty Images)

‘Our shared love of dance means we’ll preserve working and dancing collectively in addition to exploring particular person tasks. No matter what we do we’ll at all times assist and respect one another.

‘We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends. We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can’t wait to maintain on dancing,’ they added.

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones
Katya and Seann’s illicit kiss turned notorious for the remainder of the 12 months (Picture: Getty)

It was initially reported that Katya and Neil had split on account of the kiss with Seann Walsh final 12 months, nevertheless a spokeswoman for the previous couple mentioned the controversy had nothing to do with their resolution to split, including that the pair are ‘incredibly close’ and can proceed to bop collectively, each on Strictly and their separate tasks.

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Supporting their official feedback concerning the split, Katya and Neil have completed nothing however assist one another since Strictly Come Dancing began up once more and seem to have a great friendship after their split.

After followers urged the producers to let Neil have a celeb accomplice, it was revealed that this can be his 12 months as he was partnered up with a celeb.

Katya posted a video on her Instagram of the pair collectively earlier than the primary present exclaiming, ‘Yay! First show!’ earlier than Neil’s debut look.

Neil is paired up with footballer Alex Scott this 12 months, whereas Katya is partnered with presenter Mike Bushell.

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday at 7.10pm on BBC One.

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