Strictly's Katya Jones shares 'embarrassing' throwback snaps with ex-husband ...

Katya Jones paid tribute to ex-husband Neil Jones on his 39th birthday with a series of 'embarrassing' throwbacks.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 31, took to Instagram on Monday to share snaps with her former partner alongside a series of pals as they celebrated the big day.

The first shot saw Neil smile for the camera with friends as held a giant balloon which read 'Happy Birthday', while another picture saw the gang all pose on a boat as they partied.

Birthday boy: Katya Jones has paid tribute to ex-husband Neil Jones as she wished him well on his 39th birthday with a series of cheeky throwback photos

Birthday boy: Katya Jones has paid tribute to ex-husband Neil Jones as she wished him well on his 39th birthday with a series of cheeky throwback photos

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Katya also posted some vintage images of her and Neil from their marriage, including a shot of them alongside two pals who appeared to be at a party.

She captioned the post: 'Happy Birthday @mr_njonesofficial! Geez, you're getting old.

 'But still full of life, energy and positivity! Keep that smile on your face and keep that hair ginger! Sorry I used to straighten it (swipe for some embarrassing phktos).

'May it be a great year for you!! Lots of love. #strictlycomedancing #birthday #happybirthday (sic)'

Still close: The Strictly Come Dancing star, 31, took to Instagram on Monday to share snaps with her ex-husband and dance partner (pictured in 2019)

Still close: The Strictly Come Dancing star, 31, took to Instagram on Monday to share snaps with her ex-husband and dance partner (pictured in 2019) 

It comes after Katya shared a screengrab of a flirty WhatsApp exchange she had with Neil on Saturday.

Neil promoted the conversation after texting Katya: 'What u doing? (sic)'

Reeling off the words of Silk Sonic's hit single Leave The Door Open, Katya - who posted the grab on Instagram - responded: 'Not much, going go wash my car ATM [at the moment]. (sic)'

Tribute: Katya penned a loving tribute to Neil as she wished him well for his birthday while sharing a series of snaps

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Tribute: Katya penned a loving tribute to Neil as she wished him well for his birthday while sharing a series of snaps

Big day: The first shot saw Neil smile for the camera with friends as held a giant balloon which read Happy Birthday

Big day: The first shot saw Neil smile for the camera with friends as held a giant balloon which read Happy Birthday

Boat party: Another picture saw the gang all pose on a boat as they partied outdoors in adherence with Covid restrictions

Boat party: Another picture saw the gang all pose on a boat as they partied outdoors in adherence with Covid restrictions 

Professional dancer Neil then asked: 'Where u at?' to which Katya replied: 'Home.'

When Neil then responded: 'Oh you got plans?' Katya said in response: 'Don't say that. I'm sipping wine.'

Neil then posted a laughing face emoji, with Katya

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