Katya Jones is a Russian dancer and choreographer who is most famous for her role on the BBC ballroom show Strictly Come Dancing. Over the course of her three years on the show, she has danced with Ed Balls, Joe McFadden, with whom she won the show, and Seann Walsh. This month, Katya announced she had fellow Strictly Come Dancing cast member Neil Jones had separated - ten months after she was pictured kissing her Strictly dance partner Seann. And now the dancer will appear on Pointless Celebrities tonight - but what is the real reason the couple’s marriage broke down?
Katya Jones is a professional dancer who was born in Ekaterina Andreevna sokolova in St Petersburg, Russia.
She began dancing at six years old and formed a partnership with Neil Jones in 2003.
Together, the couple won the World Professional Latin Showdance Championships in 2015 - and were also four times undefeated British National Professional Champions.
Katya Jones split: Katya and Neil Jones announced they were separating on August 18 (Image: GETTY)
Katya Jones, nee Sokolova, married fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil in August 2013.
However, just six years later, the couple confirmed their separation on Instagram.
In a joint statement, they said: “Hi everyone. As our fans and loyal supporters you are really important to us and so we wanted to let you know some news.
Katya Jones split: Katya and Neil Jones were together for 11 years (Image: GETTY)
“After 11 years we have made the mutual decision to separate
“We will always love each other, just in a different