Seann Walsh insists 'choke-slamming' video with girlfriend was 'light-hearted'

Seann Walsh has insisted that his ‘choke-slamming’ video with his girlfriend Grace Adderley was ‘obviously light-hearted’ after he faced backlash.

The video, originally posted to Grace’s Instagram, shows the former Strictly star putting his hand on his girlfriend’s neck as if he were choking her, before throwing her onto a bed.

Grace is then seen laughing as she gets up and turns off the recording.

Following backlash from a domestic violence charity, Seann’s rep told ‘It’s obvious from the video that they were messing around and it was all meant in a light-hearted manner.’

The comedian came under fire following the clip, with charity Solace Women’s Aid speaking out against the video.

Shaista Aziz, a spokesperson for the charity, told The Sun Online: ‘Glamorising choking women and grabbing women by the throat is starting to become more prevalent in imagery posted on Instagram and social media and by high-profile people.

‘Violence and violence against women and girls should never be normalised in any form – it is disturbing to see these images.’

Seann and Grace, 25, have been dating for just over a year, with the pair recently looking loved-up as they headed out for a stroll.

The comedian was previously in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries, although the pair split after he was seen snogging his Strictly dance partner Katya Jones in the street during his stint on the show.

Katya also later split from her husband and fellow Strictly pro Neil Jones, although he inisisted their break-up was nothing to do with Seann.

Most recently, the comedian has quit Twitter, telling trolls that they have ‘made his life hell’.

In a statement posted to the site in August, the star said: ‘Been off Twitter for around a week. I had to come back on to DM someone. Quickly checked the mentions. This app has contributed to making the last couple of years of my life absolute hell.’

He went on to say: ‘I hate this place. It is poisonous. To everyone that has got in touch on here over the years to say you enjoyed one of my gigs or shows, thank you so much, I’m sorry I didn’t get back to all of you.’

Walsh continued: ‘Now. To everyone who has abused me on here, even the ones that didn’t @ me, from the bottom of my heart and all the energy I can will, f*** you. Really f*** you. 

‘I won’t miss this place. What even is it? In all my life, I don’t think I’ve actually heard anyone talk about the things people talk about on here in real life. Chill out and have a biscuit.’

Domestic violence helpline

If you are in immediate danger call 999. If you cannot talk, dial 55 and the operator will respond.

For emotional support, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Alternatively, you can email Women’s Aid on [email protected]

For free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse, you can call Solace on 0808 802 5565 or email [email protected]

Source: Read Full Article