James Jordan slams same-sex couples on Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2015
James Jordan

James Jordan

James Jordan has slammed Craig Revel Horwood's recent comments that there are plans to have same-sex couples on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the near future, claiming it's "wrong"

James Jordan has slammed the idea of having same-sex couples on 'Strictly Come Dancing' as "wrong".

The ballroom dancer - who was axed from the BBC show in 2014 - has spoken out after judge Craig Revel Horwood revealed there are plans to have either two men or two women partnered together in the near future.

Insisting Craig only made the suggestion because he's gay, James said: "It's wrong. I think they would lose so many viewers.

"I have nothing against same-sex couples, if they want to go and do their own competitions.

"But ballroom and Latin dancing is about a man dancing with a woman - that's fact.

"I put it on Twitter that I don't agree and people called me homophobic. But I'm not, I have lots of gay friends. Why must we change everything because it's C [politically correct]?

"It annoys me that people like Craig can say this because he's gay. That's the only reason he's pushing it."

The 37-year-old star - who is married to 'Strictly' professional Ola Jordan - added that it would be impossible for Craig, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Toinioli and head judge Len Goodman to score a same-sex performance.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I don't think it would go down well. You can't compare a man and a woman dancing with each other to two men dancing with each other, it's stupid.

"The world is going crazy with this gender stuff at the moment."

However, despite his comments the 'Celebrity Big Brother' star thinks it would be great to see a transgender celebrity take part.

James added: "I don't mind if Bruce Jenner comes on the show as a woman and dances with a man. But not as a man. Because he is now Caitlyn."

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