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'Strictly’ Stars Ola And James Jordan Expecting First Child After Three Year Struggle

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'Strictly’ Stars Ola And James Jordan Expecting First Child After Three Year Struggle

Former Strictly Come Dancing professionals Ola and James Jordan have gave us some happy news at the weekend, announcing that they're expecting their first child together.

TV star Ola, 36, and Dancing On Ice winner James, 41, confirmed they were set to become parents on Instagram, sharing a shoot from their interview in this week's Hello! magazine.

The pair had been "desperately" trying to conceive for the last three years, and luckily Ola finally fell pregnant on their first round of IVF in June, despite being warned she only had a 50 per cent chance.

Credit: Instagram/ Ola Jordan
Credit: Instagram/ Ola Jordan
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She wrote: "I can't actually believe I'm writing this but I'm so happy to say James and I are expecting a baby! We are both so excited to add a little munchkin into our family.

"We have so much love to share and I know James will be the best daddy ever. He's actually a real softy and already talking to our baby every day close to my belly.

"I've been with James for over half of my life and I always said I would never love anyone as much as I love him.....

"But now I will, just in a very different way. I can't wait to meet this little person growing inside me and give them all the love I possibly can."

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She signed off: "I still can't believe IM HAVING A BABY".

Ola and James Jordan both used to work as professional dancers on Strictly Credit: PA
Ola and James Jordan both used to work as professional dancers on Strictly Credit: PA

In their interview, the couple revealed their baby is due in March next year.

It comes after Ola emotionally opened up on their struggle to conceive back in February, in what she described as the "most difficult interview [she'd] ever done".

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"I would love to be a mum with all my heart and I just thought it would happen naturally.

"James is also desperate to have babies and I just wish it could have happened by now. That's the one gift I would love to give him," she told Hello! at the time.

She added: "I guess I just thought, like most women, that I could choose when the time was right for me; that I could have my career and then have a baby when it felt right. But for us it just hasn't happened like that."

The Strictly Come Dancing couple went through IVF to have a child Credit: PA
The Strictly Come Dancing couple went through IVF to have a child Credit: PA
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For outspoken dancer and reality star James, the baby news is also a dream come true.

He said: "We've been with each other for 20 years, married for 16, travelled the world, achieved amazing things in our careers: trophies, accolades, Ola won Strictly Come Dancing, I won Dancing On Ice.

"But finding out that we are pregnant is no doubt our biggest achievement ever. This is probably the most special and exciting thing that has ever happened to us."

And it appears to already be following in their footsteps, with Ola gushing: "When we had the scan it was funny because the baby was dancing. I'm not sure if it was a cha-cha or a jive, but it was definitely dancing!"

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Congratulations, James and Ola!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing, Pregnant

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