Ola Jordan

Ola Jordan

Ola Jordan claims the newer dancers on 'Strictly Come Dancing' tried to instigate rivalries with the season's pros.

The 34-year-old professional dancer - who quit the show at the end of the last series - insists there were "more important" things going on in her life than to engage in petty feuds.

She said: "The new dancers come in wanting to prove themselves and no one can blame them for that, but it can cause problems.

"I got to the point where I just couldn't bring myself to be involved in any rivalry, other things were more important."

Ola claims BBC bosses ordered some of the dancers to change their hair colour, but she warned them she wouldn't be changing her appearance for the sake of the show.

She said: "When I heard that was happening, I told them there was no way I was dyeing my hair.

"Luckily I had been in the show for a long time so they wouldn't try to change how I look. It only happened with the new dancers."

Ola - who is married to fellow dancer James Jordan - initially had reservations about being on the show.

She said: "I'm quite a nervous person so I wasn't sure about dancing and speaking on TV.

"Once we got started I really enjoyed it though. I had no idea how popular the show was going to turn out to be."

And the blonde beauty thinks the show has changed a lot since it began.

She told OK! magazine: "It's changed massively. Most of the celebrities can dance before they even start training, which wasn't the case when I started out."


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