Comedian Seann Walsh branded Strictly dancer Neil Jones "gay" at a stand-up gig following his drunken snog with the pro’s wife Katya.
The 33-year-old tried to make light of the cheating scandal as he returned to comedy after being booted off the BBC show.
Seann joked about his new found celebrity status after hitting the headlines when photographs of him kissing married Katya emerged, The Sun reported .
Seann told the crowd at the Always Be Comedy night at The Tommyfield in Kennington on Friday night: “Before the show, the newspapers were complaining they didn’t know who I was.
“You know who I am now, motherf******. I’m the guy who kissed a gay man’s wife.”
Seann snogged his dance partner Katya
The comedian branded Katya’s husband "gay"
Giggling uncontrollably, he backtracked and said: “Please don’t report that. I’m only joking. I’m just here trying to make you laugh.”
But the comic appeared unapologetic as he joked that he didn’t "bang" his 29-year-old dance partner.
The comedian finally broke his silence over the scandal
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Neil and Katya have moved on from the snogging scanda
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Seann also attempted to turn the cheating scandal into new material at a gig at London’s Comedy Store on Monday night.
In his first performance since pictures of the steamy embrace emerged, the comedian admitted he "f***ed up" by kissing Katya.
But the defiant TV star still refused to apologise to his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries, 32, who dumped him over his infidelity.
During a nine-minute set, during which he was booed and jeered by the crowd, he insisted that his relationship was already “coming to an end”, according to The Sun .
He added that he only signed up to the BBC1 show to avoid having to watch it on TV.
Seann Walsh was caught snogging his dancer partner Katya Jones
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Addressing the elephant in the room, Seann said: "Look, I don’t really need to explain myself but I will anyway.
“I was coming towards the end of my relationship, I was getting on with this girl.
"You spend a lot of time with your dance partner on the show and we went for a drink and one thing led to the other. Most of you have seen the result.”
He added: “I actually started to think to myself, ‘Hang on, have I actually done anything that wrong?’”
Seann still refused to apologise to ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries
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Katya’s husband Neil is said to be “seething with rage” that Seann’s upcoming standup tour seems to be cashing in on the scandal.
The tour’s entitled ‘After this one I’m going home’ in a not-so-veiled reference to the drunken night out that sparked the scandal.
To add insult to injury, Seann described the tour on Twitter as ‘my new dance show’ just as Neil And Katya are promoting their new dance show which is, according to Neil, "the story of a boy from Britain and a girl from Russia who met, fell in love and overcame the odds to become dance stars".
Acknowledging the scandal, the show “also depicts a complicated modern love story, exploring how the path of love doesn’t always run smoothly.”
Seann hit the headlines when he was photographed snogging dancer Katya after a boozy night out.
He was subsequently dumped by girlfriend Rebecca on Twitter, who revealed the illicit kiss happened on her birthday.
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.
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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."
Seann and Katya appeared on spin-oof show It Takes Two to defend their actions
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Last week, it emerged that Seann has been axed from the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour after dragging the family show into disrepute.
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.
Katya’s husband Neil forgave her for the kiss
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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.
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