Sean Walsh: I explained a strict scandal with Katya Jones
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In October 2018, he was photographed kissing Jones, with whom he was a partner on a BBC dance show. Walsh was in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries at the time, and Jones was married to Neil Jones, another very professional dancer.
Walsh said that while I was in “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here”! Camp, wants the program to be a “positive experience” and “very sorry” for its behaviour.
He told the Bush Telegraph: “This is something in my life that I don’t want to go back to. I obviously knew it was going to happen.
“I just want to be clear that I am very sorry about what happened and I really want this to be a positive experience and it has already been. I want to get out of here and move on.”
Here is everything you want to know.
Why did the incident hurt his career so much?
Prior to the scandal, Walsh was a successful comedian, touring the country with several successful shows and appearing on television comedy shows like Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week.
But since the strict scandal, his popularity has been damaged. why is that?
On Thursday (November 10), Walsh told fellow camper Sue Cleaver about his presence on the front page of national publications at the time.
Soap actress Cleaver said, “Why did he crucify you? Why did that have such an effect?” Walsh replied, “To be completely honest, my girlfriend (at the time) posted a statement and that was the end of me.”
In the wake of the publication of photos of Walsh and Katia Jones’ joint kiss, actress Rebecca Humphries – with whom Walsh was in a relationship at the time – released a statement.
“These pictures were taken on October 3rd,” she said. “It was my birthday. I was home alone when Sean texted at 10pm saying the two were going for one innocent drink.
“We spoke and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe that something inappropriate was going on.”
Is Walsh “Gazlter”?
Humphreys’ remarks effectively opened a nationwide conversation about gaslighting – a form of emotional abuse in which the truth is distorted in order to confuse or make someone else doubt his own sanity or reality – when she accused Walsh of being “aggressive and repeatedly” calling her “psychic/nuts/” Mentality “.
The actress said this was something Walsh did “countless times throughout our relationship when she questioned his inappropriate and mischievous behavior.”
At the time, following the rising emergence of the #MeToo movement—particularly in the wake of widespread accusations of aggressive behavior by film producer Harvey Weinstein the previous year—the emotional and psychological treatment of women by men in positions of power was evident. High on the social agenda, Walsh’s actions have been framed as more than just another case of “a stern curse”.
“I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman who, deep down, feels worthless and trapped with a man they love,” Humphries’ statement continued.
“Trust yourself and your instincts. It’s more than lying. It’s in control. I tell some very close friends, if they’re like my cool network, they’ll pounce on the logistics and take care of you.”
“It is also important to realize that in these situations those who control you are insecure and vulnerable, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability.”
What did Walsh say about the accident?
Speaking to Cleaver about the jungle camp incident, Walsh added, “I said sorry. I sat on (The Jonathan Ross Show) and apologized. I sat next to Will.i.am and Samuel L Jackson and apologized. That would forever be the strangest moment of my life.” And I must say perhaps the worst moment of my life.”
Walsh described the episode as a “shock” for him in an interview in March 2022, in which he also revealed how he sought treatment for depression and anxiety to help him deal with the aftermath.