Katya Jones' emotional performances on Strictly 'are a result of her struggle to move on from her co-star husband Neil after split'

Katya Jones' emotional performances on Strictly Come Dancing in the past few weeks are reportedly a result of her struggle to move on from her co-star husband Neil following their split.  

The professional, 30, has fallen twice during live performances with dance partner Mike Bushell and has burst into tears on two occasions during this year's shows.

And now it has been claimed that she is finding it difficult to move on following the end of her six-year marriage to fellow professional dancer Neil. 

Challenging: Katya Jones' emotional performances on Strictly Come Dancing in the past few weeks are reportedly a result of her struggle to move on from her co-star husband Neil following their split (pictured this month)

Challenging: Katya Jones' emotional performances on Strictly Come Dancing in the past few weeks are reportedly a result of her struggle to move on from her co-star husband Neil following their split (pictured this month) 

The pair announced in August that they were splitting up - ten months after Katya was pictured outside a bar kissing her then Strictly partner Seann Walsh. 

A source told The Sun that Katya's performances were a result of having been 'pushed to far' by the break up. 

'Neil has been her best friend for over ten years, and suddenly he is not really in her life any more — they exchange pleasantries on set, and that's it,' they told the publication. 

'They're both flirty people, and have had quite a bit of interest from other parties, but Katya isn't ready to move on — she still wears her wedding ring. 

Emotional: The professional  has fallen twice during live performances with Mike and has burst into tears on two occasions during this year's shows

Emotional: The professional, 30, has fallen twice during live performances with dance partner Mike Bushell and has burst into tears on two occasions during this year's shows

'The final straw came after she fell over on the show, and was bombarded by keyboard warriors accusing her of being drunk and unprofessional.'

MailOnline has contacted Katya's representative for comment.  

Katya's first fall came during the third episode of this year's series.

During her and Mike's Cha Cha to It's Raining Men she took a spectacular tumble before falling just a few minutes later at the top of the stairs. 

Distraught: And now it has been claimed that she is finding it difficult to move on following the end of her six-year marriage to fellow professional dancer Neil

Distraught: And now it has been claimed that she is finding it difficult to move on following the end of her six-year marriage to fellow professional dancer Neil 

Some fans had suggested she was drunk but the dancer insisted that the second fall was deliberate to 'take the mick' out of herself. 

The star's first set of tears came after she performed a quickstep routine with celebrity partner Mike.  

Descending into sobs, Katya fell to the floor before saying she wanted to kiss the BBC presenter following the performance. 

And on last week's show, Katya sobbed with relief after she and Mike pulled off the live performance. 

Crying: Neil's ex Katya Jones, 30, recently sobbed with relief after she and Mike Bushell, 53, pulled off a live performance

Crying: on Saturday's show, Katya sobbed with relief after she and Mike pulled off the live performance

The sports presenter admitted the duo had an 'emotionally tough week' and said the couple's rehearsals had gone so badly that 'nobody would look him in the eye'. 

He told the Mirror: 'Last week was the toughest emotionally. I had a bad cold and wasn't at the races a lot of a time.

'The dress rehearsal was so bad no one would look me in the eye. Katya said, "Don't think about it, don't watch it".

Upsetting: A source told The Sun that Katya's performances were a result of having been 'pushed to far' by the break up

Upsetting: A source told The Sun that Katya's performances were a result of having been 'pushed to far' by the break up 

'So at the end, Katya realised for the first time ever we'd pulled the dance off. 

'It was like being 3-0 down at home to a non-league football team then coming back in the last minute. The relief and release of emotions was intense.'

Mike was also quizzed about Katya's personal life away from the show, however he insisted her estranged husband Neil is very supportive of her.   

Awkward: Mike said that their rehearsals earlier this month went so badly that 'nobody would look him in the eye', however he revealed Katya, 30, encouraged him not to think about it

Awkward: Mike said that their rehearsals earlier this month went so badly that 'nobody would look him in the eye', however he revealed Katya, 30, encouraged him not to think about it 

Katya's kiss with with comedian Seann — who was then in a long-term relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries — saw her targeted by trolls. 

Neil has been partnered for this year's show with former footballer Alex Scott, 35, the first time he has been paired with a celebrity partner. 

Katya and Mike had embarked on a gruelling rehearsal scheme in an effort to combat his clumsiness.

After last week's show Katya also hit back at fans' claims that she was drunk when she fell over during the performance, and admitted it was 'sad' to see social media comments calling for her to be sacked.

Split: Katya and Neil announced in August that they were splitting up - ten months after Katya was pictured outside a bar kissing her then Strictly partner Seann Walsh (pictured in April)

Split: Katya and Neil announced in August that they were splitting up - ten months after Katya was pictured outside a bar kissing her then Strictly partner Seann Walsh (pictured in April) 

Katya Jones' emotional performances on Strictly 'are a result of her struggle to move on from Neil'

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