Strictly’s Neil Jones and ex-wife Katya are spotted watching closely during a live dance tour
NEIL Jones and his ex-wife Katya were spotted watching closely during the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.
The former couple married in 2013 and announced their separation six years later, in August 2019.
Professional ballroom dancer Neil, 39, has remained tight-lipped about his love life since splitting from Russian beauty Katya – who was pictured kissing his strict 2018 partner Seann Walsh.
The couple today proved how strong their friendship has remained despite the romantic setback.
They looked fresh from rehearsals for Strictly in Sheffield and were seen looking for accommodation on his phone as they continued their busy touring schedule.
Neil and Katya, who had been together for 11 years, are both frontline performers on Strictly.
The Sun recounted how Neil’s ex Luisa Eusse cheated on him with a woman.
He bonded with her after splitting from Strictly pro Katya Jones, 32.
A pal said of Neil and Sophie: “The speed at which this all happened reflects Neil’s lightning fast feet on the Strictly dance floor.
“They move very fast.”
EastEnders dancer and actress Nina Wadia, 52, was the first pair eliminated from Strictly in the 2021 series.
Neil was recently linked to model Sophie Lily Kerr.
Meanwhile, Katya paid tribute to Neil on his 39th birthday.
She captioned a post that included photos of her ex: “Happy birthday @mr_njonesofficial! You are definitely getting old.
“But still full of life, energy and positivity! Keep that smile on your face and keep that red hair! Sorry I was straightening it (swipe for some embarrassing pics).
“May it be a great year for you!! Lots of love. #strictlycomedancing #birthday #happybirthday (sic).”