Katya Jones Biography – Katya Jones Wiki
Katya Jones is a Russian professional dancer and choreographer. She is popularly known as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, which she won in 2017 with her dance partner Joe McFadden.
Born Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova, Katya began dancing at the age of 6 in her hometown of Saint Petersburg, Russia. She trained in both Ballroom and Latin, as well as gymnastics, and soon hit the competition circuit.
In 2008, two of Katya’s coaches – including former Strictly professional Karen Hardy – recommended a partner they felt she’d work well with. That partner was fellow Strictly Pro Neil Jones, and the coaches were right! Together Katya and Neil made their first major final within less than a year.
A win at the WDC World Championships followed, as well as three titles at the World Amateur Latin Championships, before they finally turned pro in 2013.
Katya Jones Strictly Come Dancing
Russia’s Katya Jones is a Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer. She joined the Strictly family in 2016 and quickly stole the show with her creative routines and enthusiastic political partner Ed Balls. The pair finished in an impressive sixth place, but she topped that in 2017 when she lifted the Glitterball with celeb partner Joe McFadden.
In 2018 Katya teamed up with comedian Seann Walsh and the duo made it to Halloween. She took her 2019 partner Mike Bushell two weeks further to Week Eight, bowing out just before Blackpool.
Katya went on to make Strictly history in 2020, being part of the show’s first ever same sex partnership with boxer Nicola Adams. Unfortunately the couple had to bow out in Week Four due to a positive COVID test.
Katya’s returned for 2021 with another Olympic champion by her side – triple gold medallist Adam Peaty.
Katya Jones Age
Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova was born on 12 May 1989, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She is 33 years old (2022).
Katya Jones Husband
Is Katya Jones married? She was previously married to fellow Strictly professional dancer Neil Jones. Katya and Neil were married on 3 August 2013. They split in August 2019 after six years of marriage.
The dancers were the focus of a media storm during the 2018 edition of the TV show, after Jones was photographed kissing her celebrity partner, comedian Seann Walsh, on a night out.
They stayed together following the scandal and said it was not the cause of their split.
In a joint statement, the Strictly Come Dancing professionals said their 11-year relationship had become more of a friendship than a romance.
“We wish one another every happiness and we will remain the best of friends,” the dancers said. “We are really looking forward to getting back to the ballroom and can’t wait to keep on dancing.”
Neil and Katya Jones met in 2008 at a dance tournament in Blackpool. Neil and Katya were put together to compete by a dance coach after Katya was left without a partner.
Katya previously explained: “When I split with my partner, we already had a trip booked to dance at Blackpool. So I decided to go anyway. I went with my mum. I actually did not plan any try-outs as nobody really knew who I was.”
The couple were then inseparable both on and off the dance floor after meeting, marrying in 2013 and joining the line up of professional dancers on Strictly in 2016.
Neil and Katya Jones Back Together
In February 2022, Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones posted a video on social media referring to Neil Jones as her “husband”. Neil was quick to clarify their relationship status after they ended their 11-year romance in August 2019. He commented: “You mean ex-husband.”
Katya Jones Height
How tall is Katya Jones? She stands at a height of 5′ 5″ (1.65 m).
Katya Jones Nationality
She is of Russian nationality.
Katya Jones Children
Strictly professional dancer Katya Jones doesn’t have children.
In an interview with OK! magazine, Katy and Neil Jones expressed their desire to have children. Katya said at the time: “It is in the very near future, but I don’t want to plan.” Neil added: “We’ve got ten nephews and nieces between us now. I love kids and Katya is great with them. This is one of the things you can’t plan, you need to just do it.” Katya added, “We said we’d like to have two biologically.”
Katya Jones and Seann Walsh
Katya and dance partner Seann Walsh were caught locking lips despite both Katya being married and Seann having a girlfriend in the street in London at around midnight on Wednesday, October 03, 2018. As a result, Seann Walsh’s girlfriend Rebecca Humphries unfollowed Seann Walsh on Instagram. Katya and Sean Walsh have both apologised.
Katya posted on Twitter, “I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions. I wasn’t thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship.”
Also on Twitter, Seann Walsh said, “In light of the story in today’s 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.”
Katya Jones Instagram
Katya Jones’ Instagram is @katyajones.