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James Jordan made his name as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing with wife Ola Jordan but now it's time for his DOI challenge. Here's everything you need to know.
Already causing a divide with his dancing background skills, here are all the important facts you need to know about James including his height, dancing career and wife Ola Jordan:
James Jordan is an English ballroom dancer and choreographer.
He found national fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, in which he appeared from 2006 to 2013.
He has also appeared on a number of other TV shows, including Celebrity Big Brother (finishing third), Total Wipeout and Dancing on Ice.
James Jordan is married to his Polish wife Ola Jordan.
The pair became dance partners after Ola moved to the UK, and have been married since 2003.
The couple have no children. In 2018, James told Star: “I think we’d both agree that had we not been involved in Strictly for so many years we’d have had children earlier."
The duo first danced as a couple in 2000, but retired to teach Latin American dancing Hong Kong. However, by 2006 they had returned to competitions and came second in the Blackpool Professional Rising Stars Latin Event, and finishing third in the British Championship in Professional Latin.
James Jordan was born on April 13, 1978.
He celebrated his 40th birthday in 2018.
James is said to be 5ft 9in tall.