Seann Walsh has been pictured for the first time after apologising for snogging his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones, a moment that was caught on camera.
Looking downbeat, Seann was seen leaving his home on Monday morning. Keeping his eyes on the ground, Seann refused to make eye contact with the paparazzi who were waiting for him.
Seann called the kiss with Katya a one-off drunken mistake in a grovelling Twitter apology – in which he failed to mention his girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Humphries.
The comedian sincerely apologised for pictures that showed him smooching with Katya like a pair of teenagers after a night out on Wednesday; Katya also shared an apology on Twitter to her husband, fellow professional Neil Jones.
Seann wrote: In light of the story in todays newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions.
This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for.
His girlfriend Rebecca later went on a liking spree of scathing tweets against her boyfriend, but didnt publicly address the scandal. Some of the supportive messages called Seanns behaviour cruel and heartbreaking, while others suggested he was in the bin as far as his relationship with Rebecca was concerned.
Rebecca had been consistently supportive through Seanns Strictly beginnings, even gifting him a Keep Calm and Listen to Katya T-shirt, and regularly sitting in the audience.
In video footage and images from the night, Seann can be seen holding Katyas head as they passionately kiss, with Katya seen giving Seann a sultry dance as he snaps pictures on his phone.
Witnesses said they were snogging like teenagers and didnt seem to care who saw them.