Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Seann Walsh and Katya ‘have something special’, expert claims

Seann, 32, and the professional dancer took to the dance floor to show off their latest routine last night, as they made a nod to the film The Matrix during the programme’s movie week.

The dance duo delighted the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 judging panel with the performance, scooping a score of 30 out of a maximum of 40.

The pair were told they had “nailed it” on the dance floor – but what does a body language expert think of their dance moves?

Author and body language specialist Judi James addressed their growing friendship, as she shared her thoughts about the comedian and 29-year-old with

“It would be natural to assume Katya and Seann’s growing friendship that translates into shared humour and a relaxed attitude together away from the dance floor would automatically result in an explosion of performed sexual chemistry during the Pasa Doble on the dance floor,” she said.

“But the infamous ‘Curse of Strictly’ doesn’t often work in that way.”

Judi went on to explain that dance partners can find it difficult to convey their close bond from real life while performing their routines.

According to the expert, she said this is usually due to the pair having “heightened levels of self-consciousness”.

She detailed: “Couples that invest in building rapport and empathy off the dance floor can often have a hard time replicating that during the competition.

“That’s usually because their genuine closeness and friendship can cause heightened levels of self-consciousness, meaning it’s frequently the pairings that lack that off-stage spark that can find it easier to act out a congruent-looking sexual sizzle in front of cameras and a live audience.”

Analysing the pair’s performance, Judi insisted that the pair, who are both in relationships, were “clearly aiming to portray passion and chemistry” – due to their outfit choices.

However, Judi discussed how despite this, the expert determined the comedian seemed to be very focused on dancing – rather than conveying any kind of sexual chemistry between the two.

Expanding on what she meant, she said: “Seann’s curls were slicked back to reveal an intensely piercing glare and his legs stuffed into some PVC chaps, but his underlying body language signals suggested he was too busy counting steps and getting his arm positions right to be truly awed by Katya’s seductive gyrations.

“Even his ‘sexy face’ vanished as soon as the number was over, when he stormed out of role to burst out laughing sporting a wide-opened mouth and pointing a Katya to suggest they both found the dance fun and a bit of a success.”

Judi also spotted that the comic concentrated on the next aspect of his routine, while the choreographer threw some sexy shapes.

“Katya’s most seductive moves were during her solo spot when she went off like a fire-cracker but Seann was busy fitting his flying harness at that point rather than joining in,” she said.

Summing up her analysis, the body language expert went on to acknowledge their friendship, as she said that they clearly have “something special”.

“The pair clearly have something special in terms of rapport,” she said. “But Sean’s signals of intense concentration during the dance seemed focused on getting the routine right rather than on Katya.”

Earlier today, Judi also told how Stacey Dooley and her dance partner Kevin Clifton had risked an “emotional disaster” with their Minion-themed routine.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 continues tonight on BBC One at 7.45pm.

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