‘We’re feeling fitter than we have in years!’ Ola Jordan shows off her slimmer physique as she returns to the stage – but husband James is slammed for claiming he ‘needed a CRANE’ to lift her before they lost weight
Ola and James Jordan continued to drink in the praise as they returned to the dance floor on Sunday evening, just days after revealing notably slimmer physiques during a night out in London.
The former Strictly Come Dancing professionals have bounced back into shape after gaining weight following the birth of daughter Ella, their only child, in 2020.
Ola, 40, previously admitted she was ‘horrified’ and ‘disappointed’ at what she perceived as her ‘mum bod’ after sharing an unflattering holiday photo with Instagram followers in July.
Looking good: Ola Jordan continued to drink in the praise as she returned to the dance floor on Sunday evening, just days after revealing a notably slimmer physique during a night out in London
But she was clearly on form after slipping into a flimsy ballroom dress for a special appearance in Leicester, where the Polish-born dancer and her husband took to the dance floor for the first time in months.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday evening, James, 44, told followers: ‘We’re doing our first dance show in ages and ages and ages, and it’s so nice to be able to fit back into our dance costumes.’
Showing off his slimmer waistline, he added: ‘It was nice to dance again and be back in our old costumes and feel a little bit like our old selves.’
All change: Ola was widely praised on December 13 after revealing her dramatically slimmer figure – five months after sharing her dismay at gaining weight following childbirth
Trim: The former Strictly Come Dancing professionals have bounced back into shape after gaining weight following the birth of daughter Ella, their only child, in 2020
While James was praised for regaining his lean physique, he was also given a red flag for cracking a few jokes at Ola’s expense after claiming her tiny dress was ‘more like a hanky’ before she lost weight.
The professional dancer also expressed mock disbelief at being able to manage his wife’s weight during their latest show, telling her: ‘I would’ve needed a crane to lift you before.’
Commenting on the post, one follower wrote: ‘He needs to be careful !!! She looks stunning and he needs to start showing some respect to her.’
Delighted: ‘We’re doing our first dance show in ages and ages and ages, and it’s so nice to be able to fit back into our dance costumes,’ James told Instagram followers
Watch out: While James was praised for regaining his lean physique, he was also given a red flag for sharing a few jokes at Ola’s expense
A second added: ‘Now now James pot kettle black. Ola is a beauty you are lucky to have her. She knows your messing but sometimes words can hurt deep even though the person laughs it off.
‘You both look good but be kind to each other little ears are around so body image for a girl starts very young so be careful.’
A third wrote: ‘You both look great and happy to be back. Not sure all the little digs and insults about being bigger are needed though, why can’t you just celebrate feeling happier and fitter without knocking the people you were before too?’
While a fourth commented: ‘You both look gorgeous and amazing and you are inside and out!’
Steady on: Ola playfully punched her husband after he joked about her previous weight gain
Impressive: James also showed off his slimmer waistline following the couple’s latest show on Sunday evening
Taking to social media on December 12, Ola revealed a notably slender physique as she posed in a form-fitting vest top and high slung trousers while spending a rare night away from two-year old daughter Ella – the couple’s only child.
Captioning the photo, she wrote: ‘Very rare night out for Mummy. Had to do a bathroom selfie.’
The post prompted a wave of encouraging messages from followers, with many praising the Polish-born dancer for losing weight in such a short space of time.
Responding to the update, one impressed fan wrote: ‘Wow how much weight have you lost! You look sensational Ola.’
The new me: Last Tuesday Ola revealed a notably slender physique as she posed in a form-fitting vest top and high slung trousers while spending a rare night away from two-year old daughter Ella
A second added: ‘I cannot believe your weight loss well done to you,’ while a third wrote: ‘Looking good. How did you lose weight so quickly?’
Echoing the thoughts of many, a fourth commented: ‘What’s your secret to the weight loss cos you are looking fantastic.’ [sic]
Taking to his own Instagram platform, James, 44, revealed equally impressive weight loss results as he joined Ola for a photo, writing: ‘Mummy and Daddy working in London and honestly our first night away from Ella since she’s been born – I don’t know who’s more upset. Anyway – Mum and Dad are OUT OUT.’
Well done: The post prompted a wave of encouraging messages from followers, with many praising the Polish-born dancer for losing weight in such a short space of time
Looking good: Taking to his own Instagram platform, James revealed equally impressive weight loss results
In July, Ola admitted she was appalled by her weight after sharing a holiday photo with followers.
Captioning the image, in which she posed alongside her husband in a bikini, she wrote: ‘Hi guys, I wasn’t going to post this picture but I’ve decided to because I’m horrified and so disappointed with myself and by posting it I’m hoping it will help motivate me to do something about it.
‘Our friend took this snap of us yesterday trying to stay cool by the pool but OMG… it was a total shock to say the least! When did we get ‘mum and dad bods’ ????
‘We know we’re not in our best Strictly shape but hey that’s what happens when you stop dancing for hours every day and have a baby (I just want to know James’ excuse)
‘Stay cool everyone. I think I need to avoid the ice cream for a while!!! Couples That Eat Together Stay Together.’
Old times: Ola recently revealed she used to weigh 8st before climbing to 11½st, while James put on 5st and weighs 16st (both pictured in 2012)
Family: The couple – who starred as a Strictly professional from 2006 to 2013 – tied the knot back in 2003 and welcomed their first child Ella, now two, together in 2020
Speaking about how her weight gain has affected their love life, James admitted sex with his wife is ‘is definitely not better with mum and dad bods’, while Ola confessed gaining three stone has made her love life ‘worse’.
Ola said she used to weigh 8st and now weighs 11½st, while former dancer James put on 5st and weighs 16st.
She told The Sun: ‘The sex life is definitely different, if not worse, because we are so fat and don’t want to move after a bag of crisps and a Chinese.
‘The bellies get in the way of us when it comes to sex and I’m a bit heavy now. It’s not as exciting.’
James added: ‘Sex is definitely not better with the mum and dad bods, I can’t throw her about any more like I am used to doing.’
Opening up: Speaking about how her weight gain has affected their love life, James admitte sex with his wife is ‘is definitely not better with mum and dad bods’
The couple – who starred as a Strictly professional from 2006 to 2013 – tied the knot back in 2003 and welcomed their first child Ella together in 2020.
Ella, now two, was conceived after one round of IVF, with Ola and James previously being incredibly open about their battle to conceive.
She told The Sun: ‘You don’t think you’re going to have to go through IVF until it doesn’t happen for a long time and you go ‘right there’s a problem, we need to look into it’.’
‘So I suppose I would try earlier. But then we had a career, we were doing things, we were busy. I suppose you’re never ready but I definitely would (have tried earlier) if I knew I was going to struggle to get pregnant.’
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