James Jordan, 41, and Ola Jordan, 36, were both members of the original Strictly Come Dancing professional line-up, starring on the much-loved BBC show from 2006 until 2014 and 2015 respectively. Since departing the show, James has made a name for himself with his blunt tweets, regularly critiquing the show, it’s celebrities and professionals in real time during the series. But it’s not just Strictly which comes under fire from sharp-tongued James as he has also been known to turn his aim to the likes of Love Island and various individual celebs. Now, Ola has spoken out on how she really feels about him airing his famously forthright opinions on Twitter. “I’m very different to him,” she laughed. “I go, ‘Oh, it’s just not worth it. It’s not worth putting that.’
“And he goes, ‘No, I don’t care. I’m going to say what I think.’
“I love that about him, absolutely love that, because I’m very different,” the Polish-born dancer praised. “I go, ‘I’m not gonna say that, it’s just not worth it.’
“He’s very outspoken,” Ola conceded. “He says what he thinks.
“He says, ‘I don’t care if someone doesn’t agree with me.’ Which of course i the right attitude to have.”
She went on to say she “admires” her husband for his blunt Twitter criticisms, adding: “I would love to be like him in many things.
“Even I read his tweets, even though I sit next to him,” she continued.
“He tweets a lot more than I do because I’m not quick enough. He’s really quick.
“Before even what the judges say [ on Strictly Come Dancing], he does his own thing. And I read them and I go, ‘Yeah, I agree with you!’” Ola revealed.
“I think he’s very good on Twitter.”
Earlier this year, former Strictly professional James Jordan sparked a “sexism” row after a Love Island tweet caused controversy.
He faced a backlash from fans after branding Maura Higgins, 28, “easy”, saying: “I love Lurpak butter because it spreads easy. But nothing less attractive than a girl that would spread that easy. #Maura.”
Some Twitter users found his commentary entertaining, but other called the tweet “sexist”, with one saying: “I just projectile vomited everywhere and it spelled out the word sexism.”
“Why? Because I don’t like girls that are easy?” James hit back. “Just my opinion luv.”(sic)
James and Ola, who became household names starring on Strictly and have since gone on to star in a number of reality shows, married in 2003 and have been together for 20 years.
Elsewhere, Ola has teamed up with Sainsbury’s for their 150 days of Community celebrations as part of the supermarket’s 150th birthday.
Yesterday, she surprised older customers at the Marske-by-the-Sea store with a special party, enlisting the help of Strictly alum Abbey Clancy, 33, to teach them some steps.
Customers as old as 84 got on the dance floor to perform and come together at the 150 Days of Community celebration, which was launched to help strengthen ties in local communities and improve people’s quality of life.
“Sainsbury’s did research which shows loneliness is becoming a bigger issue throughout the UK, particularly among older people, like over-65s, for example,” Ola told Express.co.uk.
Noting that the elderly are becoming “increasingly isolated”, she continued: “They just need to talk to someone, they need to see people, because there’s a lot of lonely people out there.
“I think it’s a great idea to just get people together – and everyone loves dancing!
“Anyone can dance, from a one-year-old to their 80s, 90s,” Ola added.
“It’s a lovely thing to get everyone together and show people that we remember about them, that they don’t need to be on their own and they don’t need to be lonely.