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Seann Walsh Opens Up About Strictly Come Dancing Scandal

"I want to be a comedian" "Why?" "I want people to hate me" Seann Walsh joined Dermot & Dave live fr...
Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

11:15 AM - 29 Oct 2019



Dermot & Dave

Seann Walsh Opens Up About Strictly Come Dancing Scandal

Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

11:15 AM - 29 Oct 2019

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"I want to be a comedian" "Why?" "I want people to hate me"

Seann Walsh joined Dermot & Dave live from the Vodafone Comedy Carnival last week.

The comedian was in for a chat ahead of his shows at the festival, but it quickly turned into a "therapy session".

Seann has been at the centre of some controversy following his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing last year.

Four weeks into the show pictures emerged online of him and his dancing partner Katya Jones sharing a kiss outside a pub.

Both were in serious relationships at the time.

The story was all over the internet and tabloids, leaving Seann afraid to say anything that could be spun into headlines.

However, hoping to take back ownership of the story, Seann embarked on a new show in Edinburgh this year in which he shares his side of the story.

Speaking about the show he said:

 “I was proud of it. It would get standing ovations on most nights which felt amazing to get that reaction to something that was so painful and miserable. To try and take back some ownership of who you are.”

Check out the full chat by pressing the play button on screen. 


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