Was 'Strictly' dancer Neil Jones mocking Seann Walsh in 'It Takes Two' skit?

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Neil Jones as… Seann Walsh? (Credit: BBC)
Neil Jones as… Seann Walsh? (Credit: BBC)

With that curly wig on, Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancer and choreographer Neil Jones reminds us of someone…

Viewers tuning in to Strictly’s spin-off show It Takes Two last night thought so too, as Jones performed a sketch in which he played 70s dance teacher Nell De Jaunes.

In a brown polo neck and extraordinarily tight plaid trousers, he showed viewers the steps for a basic waltz.


But – mostly thanks to the wig – his similarity to his mop-topped love rival Seann Walsh did not go unnoticed.

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Walsh spent weeks in the headlines while competing as a contestant on the show after he was snapped by paparazzi kissing his dance partner Katya, Jones’s wife, after a boozy night out.

The clinch caused Walsh’s then-girlfriend to walk out on him, though Katya and Neil seemed to weather the storm of controversy.

Seann Walsh (Credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)
Seann Walsh (Credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Until now, perhaps.

Seann and Katya both apologised on It Takes Two following the furore in the tabloids, but were canned from the dance show on week five after a lacklustre quickstep.

A source told The Sun: “Everything is fine between [Neil and Katya] now and they have been spending so much more time together after Seann’s departure, which has obviously helped a lot.”

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