It has been an exciting year for Ola and James Jordan, who shared the happy news that they are expecting their first child in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine. The former Strictly Come Dancing pros have the perfect place to raise their baby – the "forever home" in Kent they moved into earlier this year.
James and Ola gave HELLO! an exclusive tour of their new property shortly after moving in, and it’s easy to see why they are so enamoured. The house is modern and spacious, with its own outdoor swimming pool, huge walk-in wardrobe, and plenty of space for their growing family. Ola explained: "It's not quite finished here, there's not that many pictures on the walls… It's still a work in progress and I still think it's going to take a while for us to be happy with it."
The dancer, who won Strictly with Chris Hollins in 2009, also revealed where she kept her prized glitterball trophy. "I've got my Strictly glitterball in my dressing room, it's sparkling away, and when the sun hits it it sparkles everywhere. It's very pretty," she said. Take a look through the gallery to see more of Ola and James' house…
James and Ola's living room has been painted in a soft grey hue, and is filled with natural light thanks to the sliding glass doors that lead out into their garden. The couple have two white leather sofas and armchairs that complement the colour scheme perfectly. Although they still want to put some pictures up on the walls, decorative touches include vases of flowers, a framed black-and-white photo from their wedding, and luxury Jo Malone candles.
The master bedroom has a similar colour scheme, and the couple have added cushions and a bedspread in complementing tones of cream, grey and taupe to create a cosy and inviting space. Matching lamps sit on their wooden bedside tables, while they have a cushioned velvet ottoman at the foot of the bed.
As you would expect from two professional dancers, Ola and James' walk-in wardrobe is a riot of colour, with dazzling stage costumes seen hanging from the open rails. The room also has a dressing table and mirror, along with a drawer unit at the centre to offer extra storage space.
Ola's Strictly glitterball is on display in the dressing room, alongside jewellery boxes, another Jo Malone candle, and a mirrored tray to showcase her favourite perfumes.