Katya and Neil Jones announce new dance show after being axed from Strictly Come Dancing's official tour

Neil, 35, revealed that he and his wife had been snubbed – a week after it was confirmed that comic Seann Walsh had also been banned from the live tour following his and 29-year-old Katya's cheat scandal in October.

Taking to Instagram earlier today, Neil shared a poster for their new production Somnium: A Dancer's Dream.

Captioning the image, which sees him embracing the Russian beauty, Neil told his followers: "And here is the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

"Myself and @mrskatjones are excited to announce that #SOMNIUM: A Dancer's Dream, the explosive dance show, is coming to @Sadlers_Wells London 20-22 June 2019.

"Tickets are on sale now so follow the link in my bio to book your seat.

"P.S. It will make a fantastic Christmas gift."

The show has been choreographed by Neil and tells the familiar-sounding story of "a boy from Britain and a girl from Russia who met, fell in love and overcame the odds to become dance stars."

It will combine Latin and ballroom choreography, with the press release seemingly referencing the cheat scandal as it teases that the "path of love doesn't always run smoothly".

In an official statement, Neil and Katya admitted that "love is not perfect", sharing: "We all know that life and love is not perfect and as much we would like to say our journey together has been, you will be able to see first hand the real struggles of our life together on the road to becoming World Champions."

Katya and Neil's relationship came under scrutiny following Katya's shock snog with her celebrity Strictly partner at the start of this year's series of the show.

Following their sexy snog, Katya and Seann issued a grovelling apology before continuing like normal on the show.

They were eventually kicked off three weeks later – after insiders told The Sun Online that the atmosphere backstage had turned toxic.

However, Katya continually insisted that her marriage to Neil was not affected by the kiss and even admitted that she wanted to start a family with him.

Neil hasn't publicly commented on the scandal, although he did confess that he has had to "deal with a lot of s***" in a poignant Instagram post last month.


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Katya and Neil Jones snubbed from Strictly tour after Seann Walsh cheating scandal – one week after he's banned

Neil took to Instagram to share the news with fans, posting a photo of himself and his wife as he teased another "big announcement".

Sharing a snap of Katya, 29, pulling a funny face while he poses as normal, the 35-year-old hunk wrote: "Hi guys, so we won't be joining @strictlycomedancinglive but we will be joining the new Strictly pro tour in May and on top of that we have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! coming tomorrow, I can't wait for you all to find out."

The married couple's snub comes just one week after it was revealed that BBC bosses banned love rat Seann from Strictly's live tour in order to protect the show's family-friendly image.

The 32-year-old contestant was caught snogging his professional dance partner Katya after a boozy night out in October.

A show insider told The Sun: "The Strictly tour is a really wholesome, family-friendly event.


"It’s all about good, clean fun and we don’t think that a man who snogs married women in the street fits that image."

The incident also prompted a toxic atmosphere backstage at Strictly, but show bosses hoped that the ban will put that to bed.

A BBC source said: "Strictly has always been proud of its family-friendly image.

"Seann brought the show into disrepute with his behaviour."


Neil and Katya's announcement comes after fellow pro dancer Karen Clifton confirmed that she had signed up – after being axed from ex-husband Kevin Clifton's show following their split last year.

Karen said that she was "super excited" to be going on the tour, also revealing that she'll be partnered with former cricketer Graeme Swann.

The news is no doubt an additional blow to Karen's celebrity partner Charles Venn, who expressed his disappointment at not joining the tour earlier today.

The pair were eliminated from the competition at the weekend – only just missing out on a place in this Saturday's semi-final.

After a fan tweeted that the tour wouldn't be the same without him, Charles replied with a sad emoji face, a prayer emoji and a black heart.

It is not currently know why Charles will not be on the tour, or whether he'd been asked to join by producers.

As well as Graeme, the celebs taking part in the 2019 production are Dr Ranj Singh, Lauren Steadman, Stacey Dooley, Joe Sugg, Ashley Roberts, and Faye Tozer.

Meanwhile, Alijaz Skorjanec, Pasha Kovalev, Janette Manrara, AJ Pritchard, Dianne Buswell, and Giovanni Pernice will be joining Karen as the professional dancers.


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