Seann Walsh has been axed from the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour after dragging the family show into disrepute, a source close to the show has revealed.
The comedian caused a huge scandal on the BBC dance contest when he was caught snogging his married professional dance partner Katya Jones.
According to an insider bosses think Seann’s antics could tarnish the wholesome image of Strictly’s annual Arena tour.
All Strictly contestants are sent a letter inviting them to put their names forward for the tour before producers meet to work out who they want to take around the country.
This year Joe Sugg’s, Stacey Dooley and Dr Ranj Singh, have all been confirmed on the line-up – but bosses have decided Seann won’t be joining them.
Seann and Katya were embroiled in a kissing scandal on the show
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They were kicked off the show after the Halloween Special
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A tour source told the Mirror: "Seann’s antics do not suit the image of the Strictly tour. It is a really wholesome, family-friendly event with lots of children at the event.
"It’s all about good, clean fun and so Seann was never going to be part of the tour this year and was axed."
It’s also believed the 2019 Arena tour could also clash with the dates of Seann’s own stand-up show.
It’s understood Seann will be on tour when the Strictly Arena tour is underway
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Katya and husband Neil put on a united front at the Pride of Britain Awards after the scandal
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The comedian will have to plenty to talk about in his new routine after hitting the headlines when he was photographed snogging dancer Katya after a boozy night out.
Seann was subsequently dumped by girlfriend Rebecca Humphries on Twitter, who revealed the illicit kiss happened on her birthday.
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Katya and Seann apologising for their kiss on It Takes Two last week
The pair, who were kicked off the show at the Halloween special, appeared together on spin-off show It takes Two to address the scandal.
Seann said: "I made a mistake, which I’m very sorry for – sorry for the hurt that I’ve caused. You never think about the extent of the damage that you’re going to do, in a moment of, you know the mistake that you’ve made."
While Katya, 29, who is married to Strictly professional Neil Jones, added: "I can’t apologise enough to everyone who it hurt and involved.