SEANN Walsh and Katya Jones spend eight hours a day working on high intensity routines where the comedian is told to be “sexy”.
Its little wonder then the pair – who were outed as love cheats after sharing a passionate kiss on a night out last week – have become so close.
As all the stars who join Strictly will say taking part in the hit BBC dancing show is like taking on a full time job, with hours spent practising every day.
Seann and Katya know that only too well, with his now ex-girlfriend revealing she even created a rehearsal space in their London flat for the 32-year-old to practise in.
Rebecca Humphries, who last night dumped Seann with a blistering public statement, said earlier this month: “We have moved half our (very heavy) furniture to create a Shepherds Bush at home dance studio.”
She also gave an insight into Seann and 29-year-old’s Katya’s brutal regime, adding: “These two legends are working their a***s off.
“Walsh has been doing moves on holiday, in coffee shops, around Westfield, at the pub, in his sleep.”
During an interview when they first started working together, Seann said he’d started hearing Katya’s voice in his head because they spoke so often.
He explained: “All I hear is her voice and it’s started to get to the point where when I wake up, the first thing I hear is her going, ‘Relax, shoulders down, leg, leg, knee.’
“It’s just going round and round in my head.”
Katya appeared to ensure Strictly superfan Rebecca was involved in training, regularly commenting on the social media posts she put up about Seann.
After buying him a t-shirt with Katya’s name emblazoned on it, the married dancer replied: “He will need few more though…… went through 4 T-shirts today!!”
Comedian Sean was primed as one of the joke acts for this series, but Katya ensured he quickly moved beyond that.
She encouraged him to “bring his sexy back” to their routines and pushed him to come out of his shell.
After seeing him dressed up in his Keanu Reaves inspired outfit for their Paso Doble at the weekend, Katya said of Seann: He looked pretty damn good didn’t he?”
Outside of rehearsals, the pair spent time together – enjoying late drinks one night before dining together in a London cafe.
Since The Sun On Sunday revealed pictures of the pair passionately kissing, they have distanced themselves from one another.
Both blamed the snog on “being drunk” and labelled it a mistake.
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As Katya quickly insisted her marriage to Strictly pro Neil was on track, he hinted it was far from it.
Hundreds of viewers called for the pair to walk away from the show as a sign of respect to their other halves.
But its business as usual at the Beeb, as Strictly bosses today confirmed they would be dancing the Charleston on Saturday night.
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