Katya Jones: Strictly pro apologises to ex Neil Jones as they spend his birthday together

Strictly: Katya Jones jokes about her dance partners

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Jones, 31, has shared a hilarious carousel of personal snaps from her estranged husband Neil Jones’ birthday, as he turned 39 today. The star posted the intimate pictures which showed them celebrating the dancer’s birthday outside while partaking in a variety of watersports with close friends.

Sorry I used to straighten it

Katya Jones

Neil’s ex penned the sweet message with a collection of her favourite throwback snaps of her former partner.

In view of her 178,000 followers to see, she wrote: “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!” she added.

The star went on to apologise to her ex-beau for straightening his hair, including a throwback snap of him sporting a long side fringe which had been straightened flat against his forehead.

“Sorry I used to straighten it ( swipe for some embarrassing photos) May it be a great year for you!!”

She ended the post: “Lots of love #strictlycomedancing #birthday #happybirthday.”

Fellow Strictly dancer Luba Mushtuk commented on the tribute: “Omg last picture, feels like yesterday lol.” (sic)

Fans of the stars also took to the comments to wish Neil a happy birthday.

One even wrote how happy they were that the former couple had stayed friends.

“I’m so glad that you two are good friends despite not being ‘together’! You really are both lovely people,” they penned.

Another added: “How wonderful Katya, amazing photos and looked like you had a great day x.”

In August 2019, fans of the BBC favourite show were left shocked and heartbroken after the couple announced that they were ending their six year marriage and 11 year romance.

Since the split, Neil went on to briefly find love with model Luisa Eusse, while Katya has remained tight-lipped on her love life.

Despite the split, the star told The Sun that she still wears her engagement ring.

She said: “I wear it all the time, it’s too pretty to take it off.

“And it was probably expensive. I don’t want to lose it so it stays on my finger. It’s a beautiful ring.”

She added: “I don’t have a problem with wearing it so I don’t see why anyone else should.”

Both Katya and Neil have been announced as dancers in this year’s Strictly Come dancing line up.

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