Seann Walsh has said his “bad experience” on Strictly Come Dancing almost stopped him from appearing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! This year.
He, the 37-year-old comedian, who made headlines in October 2018 when he was photographed kissing his Serious professional partner, Katya Jones, said he saw the idea of a real show The other is “frightening”.
At the time, he was in a relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, while Jones was married to serious dancer Neil Jones.
Walsh, who was a five-year finalist in I’m a Celebrity, said it was his pregnant partner, Grace Adderley, who ultimately convinced him to take on the Australian jungle challenge.
He said Hello! magazine: “Grace told me ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The adventure itself makes it worthwhile’ – and she’s absolutely right.
“I was so scared when I received the backlash. I had a bad experience with all the things people said about me last time (I did a reality show), the thought of it happening again is scary.”
During the show, Walsh spoke to his campmates about the backlash he’s received following the controversial serious kiss drama, with his agent saying “” His career is dead.”
He told comedian Babatunde Aleshe: “It was easily the most depressing month of my life, Edinburgh after Serious.
“Just before I was about to move on (and do a gig), my agent walked in and said ‘You know, there’s about 30 people’.”
Walsh was a late participant in I’m a Celebrity, joining as an undercover spy alongside former health secretary Matt Hancock after the other stars had arrived.
Former England footballer Jill Scott was named Queen of the Jungle in the final of the ITV reality show, beating Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner to take the title.
Walsh said: “Jill is my winner – she’s everyone’s winner – and I’m so grateful that the woods helped me meet someone like her because I didn’t think I could. like that in my normal job.”
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