Who is Sean Walsh? I am a 2022 celebrity and a former Strictly profile contestant
Sean Walsh would be one of this year’s contestants on I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!
The comedian is believed to be joining the show as a late ‘bombshell’ addition alongside former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
Prior to his headline-grabbing appearance on Come dance strictly (more on that below), the comedian and actor began his stand-up career in Brighton. Walsh presented his 2012 show Sean will be wild to Edinburgh cravings and toured the country with it. His 2013 Fringe show The King of Sleep also received positive reviews.
Walsh had a role in Jack Dee’s TVI sitcom wrong moveand has made numerous television appearances on shows such as Living at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 cats.
Walsh joined the roster to Strictly in 2018, and was paired with a professional dancer Katia Jones.
The couple were embroiled in a scandal after they were photographed and filmed kissing at a party while the show aired. Walsh had a longtime girlfriend, actress Rebecca Humphries, at the time, and Jones was married to another Strictly professional Neil Jones. They separated in 2019.
Earlier this year, Walsh discussed the impact of the kiss during a conversation about Behind the scenes with Katherine Ryan. “What you’re thinking is, ‘What did you do to somebody?'” he said. “It’s one thing to do this in private and I’m not judging anyone, because everyone has their own story, their own life or whatever. It was awful. It was crazy.”
Walsh also admitted he was unable to watch Strictly after his experience, saying that it “fucks my head”.
He explained, “I have such amazing memories of being on that show and the repercussions of that kiss, it was crazy…I’m just a comedian.”
The comedian previously opened up about how the scandal affected his professional ambitions. On a 2021 podcast episode To escapehe said his life was “changed forever” as a result.
“I was a very dreamy young man – I would dream of doing Apollo, my sitcom,” he told host Mark Whittle.
“Then it was suddenly the first time I had ever lived without hope.”
After the controversy, Walsh went on to shoot a new show, Senn Walsh: is dead. Happy now?, a frank hour on the fallout of his time Strictlyfrom PTSD and suicidal thoughts to therapy and stopping alcohol.
Walsh will be joined by radio DJ Chris Moyles, Boy George and many more on this year i am a celebrity. Find the complete 2022 program here.
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