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James Jordan celebrates daughter Ella's milestone with 'heavy heart'

James shares his daughter with wife Ola Jordan

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Isabelle Casey
Isabelle CaseyContent Writer
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James Jordan is no stranger to sharing his deepest feelings on social media and Wednesday was no different, as he took to Instagram to spread a little bit of happiness following the devastating news that The Wanted singer Tom Parker had passed away.

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After he posted his own heartfelt tribute for Tom, who suffered the same illness as his recently deceased father, the former Strictly star took to his Instagram for a second time but with a different message.

WATCH: James' daughter Ella reach a very impressive milestone 

Captioning a heart-warming video of his daughter Ella, two, he said: "Had a heavy heart all day after the news about Tom…

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"And then this happened today and had to post because I’m a proud daddy and want to make you smile and hopefully warm your heart if you’ve had a bad day too. Big love all, remember life is short."

James took to his Instagram to pay tribute to Tom Parker in a heartfelt post

In the video, Ella was sat post-bath with wet hair and in her cosy pale pink pyjamas. Dad James asked her: "Ella did you just have a bath?"

Ella replied: "Yes bath and Daddy had a shower." James said: "Can you count for daddy please?" The two-year-old then proceeds to count to ten using her fingers to guide her – very impressive!

Mum, Ola Jordan commented a red love heart on the post and friends and fans of the Jordan family flocked to comment on Ella's achievement.

james jordan dad holding ella© Photo: Instagram

James recently marked one year since his dad passed away from cancer

One fan wrote: "Oh James super cute, she is such a little super star sent to cheer you & us all up at times like this xxx."

A second impressed follower replied: "That’s so good! To count in 2 parts and to say ‘and’ between the last numbers - really clever for a little girl of her age!! (I’m a preschool leader, always impressed at counting lol)."

Another commented: "Oh my days!!!! That's made me smile, she is just pure beautifulness." A fourth penned: "Awww such a clever girl and so cute too!"

Countless love hearts and heart eyes were also left amongst the comments.

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