Matt Hancock will enter jungle with fellow ‘love cheat’: Comedian Seann Walsh succumbed to ‘Strictly curse’ in 2018 when he was snapped smooching with his married dance partner
- Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh ended up on the front pages for cheating
- Mr Walsh was pictured embracing his Russian dance partner Katya Jones
- Mr Hancock resigned after breaking lockdown rules with Gina Coladangelo
When Matt Hancock meets his first campmate in the Australian jungle, they will already share an unlikely bond: Both ended up on the front pages for kissing someone other than their partner.
It ended his five-year relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, while Miss Jones’s marriage to former Strictly Come Dancing professional Neil Jones broke down ten months later.
Miss Humphries accused Walsh of repeatedly calling her a ‘psycho’ when she confronted him after suspecting something was going on.
Although Walsh and Miss Jones, pictured, apologised via the media, she said she did not get a personal apology from them at the time.
When Matt Hancock (pictured) meets his first campmate in the Australian jungle, they will already share an unlikely bond: Both ended up on the front pages for kissing someone other than their partner
Comedian Seann Walsh (pictured) succumbed to the ‘Strictly curse’ in October 2018 when he was pictured kissing his Russian dance partner Katya Jones, who was married at the time
Walsh, 36, later admitted that cheating on his former girlfriend was a ‘form of abuse’ and revealed he was ‘in therapy’ and had ‘cut the booze’.
Earlier this year, he expressed regret at hurting Miss Humphries and said he was still unable to watch Strictly to this day because it ‘messes my head up’.
He added: ‘I have such amazing memories of being on that show and then the repercussions of that kiss, it was crazy… One day I hope I can look back at that fondly, that first few weeks, because it was the best time of my life.’
Mr Hancock was forced to quit as health secretary in June 2021 after he was pictured breaking his own lockdown rules and kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo.
He quickly separated from his wife of 15 years, Martha, while Miss Coladangelo separated from her husband Oliver Tress. Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo are still in a relationship.