Neil Jones had a "bromance" with Seann Walsh.

Neil Jones

Neil Jones

The professional dancer isn't part of the competing couples on 'Strictly Come Dancing' but he enjoys helping wife Katya Jones - who was pictured kissing the comedian in London last week - out with working on her routines and has always got along well with her famous dance partners.

Asked about the 'Strictly' curse, before pictures emerged of Seann and Kayta smooching, he quipped: "Well Ed Balls did have beautiful eyes.

"But I have more of a bromance with her partners. I'm normally the one saying, 'Katya, don't be so harsh on them'. "

Neil is flattered there have been campaigns for him to step out of the group dances and get his own time in the spotlight, but the 35-year-old dancer is happy on the sidelines until show bosses find him the right partner.

He added to heat magazine: "When it comes to that moment when they say, 'You know what Neil? We've got a partner for you, we really want you to dance', I'm ready for that.

"Last year, there was a petition to get me a partner - I'm thankful to everyone showing support. But really, I think when there's someone there for me, they'll give me a partner.

"[Until then] I get to be around giving them advice. I'm like the dance whisperer. Or the ginger whisperer."

Katya has already apologised for kissing Seann, insisting it was a "one-off mistake".

She wrote on Twitter: "I'm so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions. I wasn't thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship. (sic)"

Despite this, Seann's girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries, has revealed that when she confronted him about the possibility of "something inappropriate" happening, Seann dismissed the suggestion.

She said: "Those pictures were taken on October 3rd. It was my birthday. I was alone at home when Sean texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink. We had spoken and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on. He aggressively, and repeatedly, called me a psycho/nuts/mental. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I've questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour. (sic)"