Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones has revealed she was branded “chunky” by trolls after increasing a dress size.
The 32-year-old professional dancer admitted she was attacked by online bullies over Christmas when she switched from size 6 to size 8.
Despite the hurtful comments, Katya vowed to maintain a “positive mental attitude” at the time.
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Katya, who joined the BBC reality series in 2016, shared her trolling experience with The sun.
The Russian star said, “It’s like, ‘I went from a size six to a size eight – and you call me chunky?’
“In human terms, it’s not an easy place. You are expected to have this particular shape that represents a dancer. “
Mentally it’s not an easy place
Katya also shared, “I try to have a positive mental attitude. I try to do what is good for me. I know when I am fit and healthy, I am full of energy. “
Meanwhile, Katya isn’t the only person who recently spoke about her mental health.
Last month, the star’s former partner Seann Walsh admitted he’s still struggling after their kissing scandal in 2018.
Seann Walsh opens his strictly kiss with Katya
Seann was in a committed relationship at the time, while Katya was married to Strictly dancer Neil Jones.
Seann appeared on the Take Flight podcast in May and said the aftermath of the kiss still haunts him today.
He explained, “The panic attacks were coming back – big, big panic attacks and I ended up having dizzy spells, as I later found out.
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“I had one the other day, I just lay down – I had to lie down on the street, that’s pretty humiliating. It’s London so nobody enters one [bleep]. “
The comedian also said, “A kiss and a statement destroyed my dreams and who I was. What I could have been, what my life could have been, what I could have done myself, was gone. “
In addition, Katya previously announced that she has no regrets about her kiss.
She told The Sun, “There is no regret because that’s not how I want to live my life.
“Of course, certain things made it hell, all the attention – and I think Brexit was forgotten for two weeks! I’m happy to talk about it now – it doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t affect who I am. “
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Katya and ex-husband Neil separated in August 2019.
However, the couple remain on friendly terms.
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