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Thursday 21st March 2019

DOI's James Jordan hits back at 'unfair advantage' criticism

He has defended himself on Twitter

Strictly's James Jordan received backlash for competing on Dancing On Ice because of his professional dance experience, but now he's had his say about the criticism.

After receiving the highest scores for his routine last night, James was met with complaints from some viewers who claimed he had an "advantage".

But he made his feelings clear by revealing that he wasn't "too good" when he began training for the ITV show three months ago and that he believes he "deserved" the generous marks he got.

James on the ice with pro skater Alexandra Schauman (Credit: ITV)

The 40-year-old retweeted a message from a fan, which read: "He trained at our local rink in between practices with his partner and he has worked incredibly hard. He really wasn’t too good when he started. He deserved the marks he got. Well done @The_JamesJordan".

His wife, and former Strictly star, Ola Jordan also defended him by retweeting the message.

The 36-year-old also voiced how "proud" she was of her hubby, posting: "Thank you guys for all your lovely comments. You can only imagine how proud I’m of my boy.@The_JamesJordan and @AlexandraLukasz

Thank you everyone for voting.

Big Love 💕💕💕💕💕".

He really wasn’t too good when he started. He deserved the marks he got.

James and Ola have been married since 2003 (Credit: James Jordan Instagram)

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James also 'liked' numerous supportive tweets from fans after some criticised him, including one tweet where a viewer told the haters to "get a grip".

In another tweet, James thanked Strictly's It Takes Two host Zoe Ball for her support.

He's been doing extra training (Credit: ITV)

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Ola previously revealed how "nervous" James had been ahead of his first dance on the ice last night (6 January).

You've certainly set the bar high for next week, James!

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