Strictly 2021: Is Katya Jones in a relationship?


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The Strictly pro has been on the show since 2016 (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 has already been full of talking points, and this weekend saw Katya Jones and Adam Peaty deliver a steamy routine for the judges.

Adam and Katya had Strictly viewers double-taking as it seemed like they were going in for a kiss at the end of their passionate Argentinian tango to Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night.

It’s inevitably got people talking about the infamous Strictly curse – but it looks like Adam’s partner has a sense of humour about the whole thing. 

His girlfriend Eiri Munro shared her reaction after he ‘almost kissed’ Katya. The 23-year-old pretended to cry in a video shared on her TikTok account, with a caption that read: ‘Watching your boyfriend almost kiss another woman on live tv.’

She then tipped her head back and fake screamed as the words ‘Finding out 10 million people also watched it live’ popped up on the screen.

It’s got people talking about Strictly’s Katya, who has been a regular fixture on the show since 2016.


But is she in a relationship and who have been her partners on the show? Here’s everything you need to know.

Is Katya Jones in a relationship? 

Katya is not currently in a relationship, and she recently spoke about dating in lockdown in an interview with Hello!. 

She said: ‘I’ve not really gone into it. I just really wondered what other people did as well. It’s not something I’m sort of actively or proactively trying to do or to look for a person, absolutely not.

‘This year has been more about recognising myself. I think for many people, it has been about revaluating things and analysing their lives. You must come to this place of content first and happiness before I think about before going into a relationship.’

She was previously married to dancer and fellow Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones in 2013. They split in 2019 after photos of Katya and Sean Walsh together came to light.

What happened between Katya Jones and Seann Walsh?

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The pair were partnered together in 2018 (Picture: BBC)

Back in October 2018, Strictly fans were left stunned when video footage and pictures emerged of Katya and dancing partner comedian Seann Walsh passionately kissing after leaving the pub.

Seann had a girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Humphries. The pair split after the news was revealed.

Speaking about the scandal, Katya said that she has no regrets, but she was shocked by the attention she got, saying it ‘made it hell’.

Who have been Katya Jones’s partners on Strictly Come Dancing? 

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Katya teamed up with Nicola in 2020 (Picture: PA)

Katya has had a wide ranging series of partners since joining the show in 2016. 

In her first year she was paired with Ed Balls, before winning the competition with actor Joe McFadden.

She teamed up with Seann Walsh in 2018 and Mike Bushell in 2019. Katya made history in 2020 after becoming the show’s first same sex couple with Nicola Adams. 

She is dancing with Olympian Adam on this year’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing continues at 7.10pm on BBC One.

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