Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan has revealed she will quit the show when she becomes a mother. The 32-year-old, who is married to fellow dancer James Jordan, said she is keen to start a family within the next couple of years.
The revelation comes in an episode of fly on the wall documentary Seven Days With… on ITVBe, in which Ola also admits she and James have "delayed and delayed" starting a family because of their professional dancing careers.
In quotes shared in The Mirror, Ola said: "I know my clock is ticking. I'm 32 now. If I had a baby I think it would be unfair to leave it with James or someone else. That's how I feel. Strictly is different from doing a normal job, a nine to five.
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Ola Jordan said she would quit Strictly Come Dancing when she has children
"But I also wanted to be the first female pro dancer to last for ten years."
James added that he is resigned to being an "old dad", however he says they are in a much better position to raise a child now than when they were younger.
"I'm 37 now. My dad was 27 when he had me," James said. "However, as I said to Ola, all I had when I was 27 was debt. We had nothing. Financially we're in a much better position to have children now which makes it easier, whatever anyone says."
Ola was recently forced to set the record straight after becoming the subject of pregnancy rumours. The dancer took to Twitter to tease her fans: "I wanted my fans to be the first to know…"
Ola and James Jordan said they have delayed starting a family
"BREAKING NEWS," she joked. "I'm just FAT!!"
Her supportive husband was among the first to respond. "Good to see your not in denial babe…" he tweeted. "Don't worry about what others think & at least u can say u r with Brad Pitt!!"
It is not the first time the couple have spoken about starting a family. Speaking to HELLO! Online at the Tesco Mum of the Year awards, James said he was "feeling broody".
"The dream number would be two because when you've got more than two children things like hotel rooms and cars can be a bit more difficult," he said, adding that twins could be a possibility as they run in both of the couple's families. "Twins would be great, a boy and girl in one go!"