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James Jordan, 42, questioned where the programme had “gone” after Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing performed an energetic street dance with his dance partner Karen Hauer on the show this evening. The former Strictly Come Dancing pro hit out at the dance contest that made him a household name in view of his 272,300 followers.
Like learning to be a bricklayer
After Jamie and Karen, who have also become known as “Jaren”, performed on the show, James typed: “Where has Strictly gone?”
He soon received some comments from fans, including one who claimed his comment was “pulling the show” apart during a “time of such sadness”.
James then elaborated on what he meant by the seemingly cutthroat remark.
He continued: “Jamie. Was it brilliant? Yes!!! Was it entertaining? Yes!!!
“From beginning to end he sold it and it was bl**dy great BUT it would be like going on Bake Off and learning how to be a bricklayer.
“Strictly for me will and should always be about Ballroom and Latin… PARTNERING!!!” (sic)
Underneath viewers weighed in on the debate.
One said: “He had several timing issues. This is a fact. This dance did not deserve two tens not even a nine!!! Maisie was criminally under marked.”
Another replied: “As a B & L teacher, street and freestyle teacher /adjudicator I loved it…..! There was partnering there….. a lot of dancers so all these styles and compete in all styles why shouldn’t strictly? 10 from me.”
A third said: “James you know how this show actually works on the inside. Level with us. The scores are clearly being manipulated because they have insight from previous weeks about who is drawing public support & who isn’t.”
James Jordan admitted he won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing anytime soon after he declared himself as “too old, too fat and too slow” for the dance competition.
The star has been married to wife Ola Jordan for 15 years since 2003 and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing for seven years.
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Back in 2013, James was dropped from the show, and Ola decided to leave the competition two years later in 2015.
On making a return to the popular show, James told the Daily Mail: “No, not now. I’m too old, too fat and too slow. Let the young ones do it. I like watching them.”
The BBC has been determined to make the show go ahead after social distancing measures were enforced around the globe.
It comes as James spoke on his father’s cancer diagnosis, saying he has an “aggressive cancerous tumour”.
On Instagram, the dance champ shared a sweet video of his dad spending time with his daughter Ella.
Earlier this year, James’ dad was hospitalised twice with what his family believed was a stroke.
After his dad underwent further testing and a biopsy, it was revealed that he has a cancerous tumour.
Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday on BBC One at 7.15pm.
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