Strictly stars ‘devastated’ to end tour dreams
MARRIED Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Ola Jordan have apologised to fans after being forced to postpone their UK tour due to injury.
The couple said they are ‘devastated’ and ‘hugely saddened’ to postpone their Uncensored tour — due to kick off on March 3 in Blackpool — after an injury sustained by James during rehearsals requires more time to recover than previously expected.
The dancer has been advised by medical professionals to take more time off work to recuperate.
‘We are devastated that James’ operation has caused us to postpone our tour as we were both so excited to dance together again for you all,’ a statement from the couple read.
‘We are so sorry to be letting so many people down, not only those who purchased tickets but all the cast and people that have helped work on the show to create something special.
‘We hope you understand that health always comes first and hope for your continuous support in any of our future endeavours.’
Ticket-holders for the shows — which were scheduled for venues across the UK, including in York, Birmingham, Guildford, London and Portsmouth — will receive a full refund from the point of purchase.
James appeared as a Strictly professional from 2006 until 2013, while Ola appeared from 2006 until 2015.
Since starring in the BBC One programme, they have appeared in other reality TV shows: James in Celebrity Big Brother; and Ola in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and The Jump.
They married in 2003, having been professional dance partners since 2000.
Author: Ann Jones