Strictly Come Dancing pros: Ola Jordan to quit after current series

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Ola Jordan is set to bow out of Strictly Come Dancing after the current series.

Assuming of course she'd even be invited back for next year.

The pro dancer, currently paired with Steve Backshall, is said to be leaving the BBC One competition to start a family.

Ola is married to former fellow Strictly pro James Jordan, who was axed from the show this year.

“This will be Ola’s last year for a while, if not forever," a source said today. “She and James have been talking seriously over the past few months about trying for a baby and they’ve decided that they will do so."

They told the Daily Mirror newspaper last night: “Having a family is their priority, they have been married for 11 years and are definitely ready.

“Dancing with a bump will be tough, Strictly is so demanding and she wouldn’t want to do anything to harm an unborn child or, less importantly, affect the chances of the celebrity who was paired with her.”

Meanwhile, Ola's husband James has continued to hit out at the BBC.

This week he accused the broadcaster of planting a story about him plotting to take his 'revenge' on the show when going to watch Ola perform.

He tweeted: “The BBC get worse. Bosses rang me 2 days ago to say a taxi driver told them I was going to sabotage the show. Whatever! I laughed....

“Well done BBC anything to try and get your viewing figures up. No matter at the expense of who. (sic)”

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