James Jordan: This year's Strictly Come Dancing 'worst ever'

James Jordan has revealed he thinks the current series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' is the worst ever as he is no longer featured as a dancer and Sir Bruce Forsyth no longer acts as host

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Ola and James Jordan

Ola and James Jordan

James Jordan has slammed this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' as the "worst ever".

The professional dancer was axed from the BBC One celebrity dance contest earlier this year and thinks the current series is "struggling" without him and veteran presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth.

He told Closer magazine: "The ratings are down. They're struggling without Bruce Forsyth hosting or me dancing. It's the worst 'Strictly' ever.

"I think [Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman] are both amazing but I do believe there should be a man presenting it too."

While James' wife Ola Jordan has retained her place among the dancers on the show, she is now doubtful she will be back next year.

She said: "I don't know if I'll come back. This is my ninth series doing the show and I've always said I'd do 10 but now I'm not sure."

And Ola hinted she was unhappy to be partnered with wildlife presenter Steve Backshall.

She said: "You work with the partner you're given. I didn't expect Steve but I was pleased to get him.

"Am I confident about him in the competition? Um. Yeah."

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