‘He’s had a tough time since his last TV appearance’: Seann Walsh was ‘down to his last £20K’ before he signed up for I’m A Celebrity – after Katya Jones cheating scandal tarnished his career
Comedian Seann Walsh was reportedly ‘down to his last £20,000’ before he signed up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for an undisclosed amount.
According to The Sun, the former Strictly star was on his last legs financially after the 2018 Katya Jones cheating scandal tarnished his career and stopped him getting work – before the pandemic took a further toll.
A source told the publication about his financial woes, saying: ‘Seann’s had a really tough time of it since his last appearance on reality TV.’
‘He’s had a tough time since his last TV appearance’: Seann Walsh was ‘down to his last £20K’ before he signed up for I’m A Celeb – after Katya Jones cheating scandal tarnished his career
‘He made one silly mistake and he’s been absolutely ripped to shreds for it.’
The source added that they hope the public ‘fall in love with him again’.
‘We’re hoping that I’m A Celebrity will let people see Sean’s softer and funnier side and they will fall in love with him again.’
Controversy: According to The Sun, the former Strictly star was on his last legs financially after the 2018 Katya Jones cheating scandal stopped him getting work – and before the pandemic
The publication reports that Seann previously had a net worth of £350,000 but he chewed through the money in recent years and last year, reportedly owed £18,000 to creditors.
He was said to be ‘down to his last £20,209’ before signing on for I’m A Celebrity, but his pay packet is unknown.
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Meanwhile, The Sun previously reported that ITV bosses are hoping Seann will discuss his infamous 2018 snog with his Strictly pro partner Katya, who was married to Neil Jones at the time.
A source said: ‘Seann is an incredible signing for I’m A Celebrity and it’s a real coup for ITV. His snog with Katya is the biggest scandal to have ever hit Strictly. People still talk about it.
Will he spill the beans? The Sun previously reported that ITV bosses are hoping Seann will discuss his 2018 snog with his Strictly pro partner Katya, who was married at the time
‘Seann has joked about his snog with Katya in his comedy sketches but he’s never spoken in detail about their relationship.
‘Life in the jungle is boring and those long hours around the campfire would be the perfect time for Seann to get talking.’
The insider added that they believe it is ‘unlikely’ the other campmates won’t bring the kiss up as it’s what the comedian is primarily known for.
He is now dating girlfriend Grace Adderley, who is pregnant with their first child.
Speaking to a friend on an Instagram Live stream while on tour in Stamford, Lincolnshire earlier this month, Seann said: ‘I’m having a child’.
Seann’s five-year relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, 35, who played Carol Thatcher in The Crown, came crashing down after he was seen kissing married professional dance partner Katya.
This fling during his stint on the ‘cursed’ BBC One show in October 2018 was reportedly the indirect reason behind the divorce of Katya Jones and husband of six years, Neil Jones.
Following the Strictly kiss incident, Seann’s ex Rebecca released an impassioned statement in which she revealed he called her ‘psycho’ and ‘nuts’ for questioning his friendship with Katya, who he kissed on Rebecca’s birthday – before the photos were made public.
Ex: Following the kiss incident, Seann’s ex Rebecca released an impassioned statement in which she revealed he called her ‘psycho’ and ‘nuts’ for questioning his friendship with Katya (pictured in 2015)
Discussing the drama on Prime Video show Backstage With Katherine Ryan which aired in June, he said: ‘What you are thinking about is: ‘What have you done to someone?’
In April and speaking in his comedy special Seann Walsh: Kiss, the star told how he was ‘sorry’ for the kiss then and is still sorry now.
Recalling how he learned their PDA had become public, he said: ‘I left the wardrobe department and before I could order my first beer, my agent came over to and asked if he could have a word with me outside.
‘I thought ”he is going to tell me I have got Michael McIntyre’s Big Show! I had better act surprised!”
‘Turns out, I didn’t have to act surprised. We went into the BBC carpark, my agent looked over his glasses and said, ”about 20 minutes ago, they posted a photo of you kissing Katya outside a pub”.
‘It was at that exact point that my life would turn upside down – the dream turned into a nightmare.’
Moving on: He is now dating girlfriend Grace Adderley (pictured), who is pregnant with their first child
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