The 43-year-old star, who is married to fellow dancer Ola Jordan, 39, shared a heartwarming photo of his late father cradling his now two-year-daughter Ella. James' dad Allan passed away on 13 March 2021 after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in 2020 after suffering a series of strokes.
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"Today it’s been one year since we lost my hero and dad - Allan Jordan," James wrote on Instagram.
"The hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in life so far and I still have bad days as many of you I’m sure can relate to. I think about him all the time and will miss him till the day I die.
"I love you dad," he continued.
James shared a heartwarming post to Instagram in memory of his late dad
Fans and celebrity friends rushed to support James during this difficult day, including Ruth Langsford who penned: "Hold your memories close….you’ll have those forever. Sending you love."
"He was obviously an incredible man. Much love to you xxx," wrote a fan, as another commented: "What a beautiful photo to cherish and show Ella, memories never leave."
"Anyone can be a father but it takes a very special person to be a dad. I lost my dear dad 16 years ago and it’s still hard but I have such wonderful memories. Thinking of you x," another fan sweetly shared.
James and Ola recently marked their daughter Ella's second birthday
In 2020, James spoke to HELLO! about his father's health after discovering he had just one year left to live after the discovery of an inoperable brain tumour.
In tears, James said: "We went to the doctors the other day to have the results of the biopsy, and they've given him a year to live. It's as bad as it can be. They're saying it's the strongest grade of tumour. It is in the brain, it affects his speech and his understanding and his movement on his right side so they can't operate on it.
"They're going to put him on radiotherapy and chemotherapy and it's just prolonging it. They said the best case, it'll be a year."
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