STRICTLY Come Dancing star Katya Jones has been left with fresh turmoil after X-rated photos of her were leaked online.
The stunning Russian professional dancer, 30, has told friends she is “deeply embarrassed” and regrets taking the sexy snaps as they were never meant for public viewing.
The racy nude images and some just in her undies are believed to have been hacked from her mobile phone’s iCloud, which is an internet storage facility.
Numerous other celebrities have been hit in this way before.
It’s a new blow for the brunette siren after she was caught passionately snogging her dance partner comedian Seann Walsh, 34, in October 2018 after a post-training boozing session.
The affair led to Seann’s live-in actress girlfriend Rebecca Humphries leaving him and accusing the comic of gaslighting.
Katya, who won the BBC show in 2017 with Holby City actor Joe McFadden, 44, announced her divorce from her pro dance partner husband Neil Jones, 37, the following summer.
A telly source said: “It’s a fresh blow for Katya after her marriage split and scandalous snogging pictures.
“She doesn’t want to disappoint Strictly producers and is well aware that she works on a family show.
“She is worried about the impact it could have should the pictures surface more widely.
“But the Strictly producers have assured her it’s not her fault and she doesn’t need to worry.
“She’s told her pals that she is deeply embarrassed and regrets taking ever taking them.
“Katya just hopes that others can learn from her mistake by avoiding getting carried away and taking nude pictures.
“There is an understanding that stars of the family show represent it at all times, as it’s such a privilege to be part of and should act a certain way.”
A spokeswoman for the star declined to comment.
Katya, who joined the Beeb juggernaut in 2016, has been focusing her energy on fundraising for Oxfam, by making 26 facemasks from sustainable clothing, and raising money for Action for Stammering Children by dancing.
Last month Seann complained that the scandal cost him his career. He said: “I was miserable. I got standing ovations but thought, ‘I can’t continue like this’.”
Last year’s Strictly contestants actor Kelvin Fletcher, 36, and vlogger Saffron Barker, also had intimate content shared online.
In 2014 over 500 Hollywood celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, 29, Amber Heard, 34, and Kate Upton, 27, had their iCloud accounts hacked.
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