CBB's James Jordan blasts Strictly Come Dancing bosses

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Former CBB housemate James Jordan has hit out at Strictly Come Dancing and the BBC after his axe from the show.

James had been a pro dancer on the series but was ditched after clashing with producers.

And he claims that the show's other pros feel exactly the same as he did but fear speaking out.

"No one feels like they're treated well. Everyone says among themselves that it's disgusting. We were basically dictated to," James explained. "By last year they were telling us what to wear and how to theme the dances. Then they were sending in people to check on our choreography. It's insulting.

"But no one dares to speak up for themselves because they want to keep their job. It's difficult to stand together."

Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, James continued: "Standing up to the BBC can't happen unless you're a group. Brendan Cole used to say we should all stick together, just like I did. But there are always going to be people saying, 'I can't, I need this job.'

"I get messages from dancers still on the show saying they wish they'd stood by me."

James says that he eventually did stand up to the show, and paid the price after he was the given the axe.

"I bit my tongue for seven years because I needed the job. But it got to the point where I thought, 'F**k off.'" he said.

And James declared: "I'd never go back. I don't think I'm very BBC. They can't control me and I don't think they liked that."

Strictly returns to BBC One at the end of the month.

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