Judges And Dancers ‘Furious’ Seann Walsh And Katya Jones Survived Saturday’s Strictly
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Strictly Come Dancing pair Seann Walsh and Katya Jones survived another week in the dancing competition following all the controversy they've faced this week, and the judges are said to be 'furious'.
The dancing partners were forced to issue public apologies after they were spotted kissing on a 'drunken' night out, despite both being in relationships.
Craig Revel Horwood had previously been vocal about his thoughts on the pair, and later told guests he was 'dismayed' that the public had chosen to save them over presenter Katie Piper and her dancing partner Gorka Marquez.
"There was a lot of anger backstage on Saturday. The feeling from the professionals and judges was that Seann and Katya deserved to go - but they weren't even in the bottom two," a source told The Sun.
"He made it quite clear he felt they should have gone and that, if it hadn't been for poor- er performances, they would.
"Craig told guests how dismayed he was that the 'Terrible Two', as he calls them, were given another chance.
"Some were saying it's unfair as they're getting extra help when they've caused all this trouble.
"But producers did not want them to be seen dancing alone."
There were calls for Seann and Katya to be removed from the dancing competition after they were spotted kissing - prompting Seann's now ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Humphries, to issue an emotional statement when he failed to mention her in his public apology.
However, the incident wasn't mentioned at any point during the live show on Saturday or during the couple's VT before their dance.
The dancing partners apologised on Twitter when the images first broke and for a second time when they appeared on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two.
During the 'awkward' apology, Seann addressed Rebecca's statement, telling host Zoe Ball: "I made a mistake which I am very sorry for, I'm sorry for the hurt I caused, you never think about the extent of the damage you are going to do in the mistake that you made.
"I am not perfect, far from it. Our relationship wasn't perfect, that doesn't mean I wanted it to end the way it finally did."
However, he did go on to say that he's 'not the person he is being portrayed as' in Rebecca's statement before adding that he's 'still sorry'.