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Ola Jordan reveals her birthday sadness

She spent the day with husband James Jordan and baby Ella

Gemma Strong

Ola Jordan celebrated her 38th birthday on 30 September – but it was a bittersweet occasion for the former Strictly star. Taking to Instagram with a sweet new photo of her baby daughter Ella, Ola shared her mixed emotions with fans.

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"Thank you so much everyone for my lovely birthday messages yesterday. I had a lovely day with my perfect little family," the ballroom dancer began.

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"My first birthday as a mummy. All I missed was having my mum and dad with us. I haven't seen them for a very long time and miss them dearly. I can't wait to see them finally hold my baby Ella."

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It comes after Ola revealed that her parents might have to wait until the New Year to meet their granddaughter, with coronavirus restrictions threatening the plans to visit over Christmas.

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Writing in her latest column for HELLO!, Ola admitted: "I wouldn't forgive myself if something happened and one of them caught COVID. They both have health issues so I think we need to wait for Ella's first birthday or Easter.

"We talk every day on the phone, they get to see her and I send loads of videos. I know it's not the same and they want a cuddle, but I'd be really scared for them. It's hard but yeah, I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if anything did happen."

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Meanwhile, Ola's husband, James Jordan shared a loving tribute to his wife on her birthday. Alongside a snapshot taken of Ola and Ella in the family kitchen, he wrote: "Happy Birthday @olajordan! We love you more than anything. A beautiful wife and an amazing Mummy.

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"I hope you have a very special day with us. Lots of love, James and Ella xxx."

Among those to comment on his post was This Morning star Ruth Langsford, who said: "Happy Birthday beautiful @olajordan. Hope @jamesjordan1978 is spoiling you! Xxx."

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