Who is Katya Jones? Strictly Come Dancing 2018 professional dancer guide

Reigning Strictly champion Katya became a World Professional Latin Showdance Champion with her husband and fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones and also partnered Ed Balls in 2016

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018 professionals: Katya Jones

Age: 29

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From: St Petersburg, Russia

Twitter: @Mrs_katjones

Instagram: mrs_katjones

Strictly wins: 1. After only joined Strictly in 2016 and memorably being paired with Ed Balls, she went all the way with 2017 partner Joe McFadden. Can she defend her title?

Which Strictly celebrity is Katya paired with this year?

Comedian Seann Walsh. The pair made headlines after they were photographed and filmed kissing. Seann, who has a long-term girlfriend and Katya, who is married to fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, both apologised for the kiss on social media.

Who is Katya Jones?

Katya hit the dance floor in St Petersburg when she was just six years old. She joined a partnership with fellow Strictly dancer – and now husband – Neil Jones in 2008. Seven years later, they were married, and became World Professional Latin Showdance Champions. They are also four times undefeated British National Professional Champions.

However, Katya has had quite the run on Strictly. She was first partnered with Ed Balls on Strictly in 2016. We have no doubt that even when Strictly 2025, everyone will still be talking about this…

And then in 2017, she won the series with partner Joe McFadden.

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Surely she can’t defend her title this year, can she?


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