Ola Jordan has revealed she feared she wouldn't be able to walk again after she was injured during training for The Jump. The Strictly Come Dancing star underwent surgery after sustaining a serious knee injury while training for the Channel 4 show in December.
Speaking to the Sunday People, Ola said: "I didn't understand the injury at the time I did it and how bad. I didn't know whether I'd be able to walk again, be able to run, let alone dance."
The 32-year-old, who is married to fellow dancer James Jordan, credited her husband for helping with her recovery.
Ola Jordan feared she wouldn't walk again after her injury
"It's the worst thing we've ever been through. It was very hard. More so for James in some ways, seeing me upset and in pain."
James also revealed that he was worried Ola's injury could have jeopardised their dancing careers.
"Dancing is our life. It's our job, our livelihood. Ola is my right hand. We're a couple. We do shows together, I can't go and do one on my own."
However Ola has since made a good recovery and is preparing to return to her role on Strictly Come Dancing later in the year.
Ola credits her husband James Jordan for helping with her recovery
"I'm really excited to be going back to Strictly," she said. "I'm working hard on my leg. Every morning for the past six months I've been getting up at 5am to go to physiotherapy and the gym. It's all good."
The dancer added that she has a particular celebrity partner in mind.
"I want a celebrity who can dance, someone to take me all the way to the final. Peter Andre, please!"
Ola and James have given a glimpse into their home life together in the fly on the wall documentary Seven Days With… on ITVBe, in which Ola admits they have "delayed and delayed" starting a family together because of their professional dancing careers, and she will quit Strictly when she has a baby.