Strictly’s Ola Jordan “doesn’t like” watching husband James in Celebrity Big Brother
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan did not enjoy watching her husband James Jordan on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014.
Speaking on Loose Women on Thursday afternoon, Ola said: “The first time he was in it I didn’t like him. I didn’t like my own husband. He was not the guy I know at home.”
However, Ola has made her peace with James being in the house this time around as a member of the ‘All Star’ group, saying: “I can watch him in the house this time.”
Celebrity Big Brother 2017 has invited successful former contestants back to the house as part of their ‘All Stars vs New Stars’ theme. James first appeared in 2014’s edition of the hit reality TV series, where he finished in third place.
Ola also defended her husband’s drunken and heated exchange with fellow housemate Austin Armacost earlier this week, saying: “He’s a massive windup. He jokes that I have small feet so I can get closer to the sink. I say whatever. He knows his place.”
Ola and James Jordan are both famous for appearing as professional dancers in Strictly Come Dancing, although both have since quit the show. James appeared on the show from 2006 to 2013, where his best performance was as runner-up alongside Denise Van Outen in 2012.
Ola stayed on with the show for an additional two years, leaving in 2015. Her best performance came in 2009, when she won the competition with sports journalist Chris Hollins.