CONTROVERSIAL Brighton comedian Seann Walsh will perform a “Dance of Shame” with partner Katya Jones on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The comic, who grew up in Brighton, has been publicly dumped by his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Humphries, after he and married Jones were pictured kissing in the street.

They have both apologised and will be back in the spotlight on Saturday’s show when they will dance a Charleston.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood told The Jonathan Ross Show: “My take was keep them in the show, make them do the Dance of Shame, if you like.

“It’s really important that, if this does happen to you, you face up to it.

“They have apologised, which is absolutely fine.

“But I say get on with the job and show people what you’re made of and show people: ‘OK, this is what I did, I’ve been employed to do this job, I’m going to go on, do the job, get on with it and do it well and do it professionally’.”

Horwood described the so-called Strictly curse, which has been blamed for many relationship break-ups, “as a blessing, actually when you think of the success stories”.

But he said the Walsh and Jones kiss was “very different because one person is married, the other one had a girlfriend”.

He told the ITV show: “People if they are in love or are married, end up being absolutely faithful to one another because of that love. There has to be something wrong in your relationship before it all goes awry.”

Chat show host Ross quipped that Jones and Walsh will be dancing with a “sheet between them” on Saturday. Humphries has accused her now ex of calling her “psycho/nuts/mental” when she suspected something was going on and said the kiss took place on her birthday.

Walsh grew up in Brighton and was a pupil at Dorothy Stringer High School, leaving with a single GCSE in drama. He held a series of unglamorous jobs after leaving school and was fired from TK Maxx for sleeping under the coats before working at what was formerly the Roundhill Pub on Ditchling Road.

He then attended the Jill Edwards’ Comedy Course.

As a child, he had been influenced by the physical comedy of Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, and at 17, he indulged his dream of becoming a comedian by sitting at the back of the Komedia in Brighton, which was where his career started.