Netflix’s Flinch is a game show where contestants have to resist doing exactly that — flinching, as terrifying things happen around them. Host Seann Walsh has had his share of horrible things popping up in his personal life, too.
It started when he was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, and he was caught smooching his then-married dance partner, Katya Jones. According to The Guardian, his girlfriend of five years, Rebecca Humphries, immediately ended their relationship, saying that she’d suspected for a while there was something going on — in spite of the fact he dismissed her “aggressively, and repeatedly, call[ing] me a psycho/nuts/mental. As he has done countless times throughout our relationship when I’ve questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behavior.”
Actress Humphries continued, saying the incident reminded her she was “a strong, capable person who is now free; and no victim.” She was lauded by domestic violence charities like Women’s Aid (via the Irish Independent), who echoed the sentiment that psychological and emotional abuse is still abuse.
Walsh, meanwhile, quit social media after he said his life was made an “absolute hell,” says Digital Spy. That didn’t last — in 2020, Extra says he was back in the spotlight in a video in which he appeared to grab girlfriend Grace Adderly by the throat and throw her onto the bed.