Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan expecting first baby


The couple have been married for 16 years (Picture: Jeff Spicer/WireImage)

Congrats are in order for James and Ola Jordan, who are expecting their first child together!

The former Strictly Come Dancing professionals broke the happy news to HELLO! magazine, revealing that they conceived after starting IVF treatments in June.

‘I still can’t quite believe it,’ 36-year-old Ola told the publication, ‘I don’t think it’s properly sunk in.’

The couple, who have previously spoken about their painful trouble to conceive naturally, were told by doctors that there was only a 50% chance of their first round of IVF being successful.

However, it seems that luck was on their side, with Ola revealing that their baby has definitely inherited their mum and dad’s dancing genes.

‘When we had the scan it was funny because the baby was dancing. I’m not sure if it was a cha-cha or a jive, but it was definitely dancing,’ Ola laughed.

Congratulations guys! (Picture: David M. Benett/Getty)

The married couple first appeared on Strictly in 2006, staying on the show for 18 years collectively. James left the dance competition in 2013 – and went on to win Dancing on Ice in 2018 – while Polish dancer Ola followed two years later.

Speaking about the prospect of parenthood, James revealed that the news of their pregnancy, with their baby due in March, was their ‘biggest achievement ever.’

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‘We’ve been with each other for 20 years, married for 16, travelled the world, achieved amazing things in our careers: trophies, accolades, Ola won Strictly Come Dancing, I won Dancing On Ice,’ the 41-year-old father to be said.

‘But finding out that we are pregnant is no doubt our biggest achievement ever. This is probably the most special and exciting thing that has ever happened to us.’

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