James Jordan is finding Dancing On Ice training “weird” because he’s not used to being told what to do.
The former Strictly Come Dancing professional used to get frustrated with his celebrity partners when they were rehearsing for the show but now he understands what they were going through because he’s been getting put through his paces by his skating partner Alexandra Schauman and the show’s coaches.
So my partner @The_JamesJordan is trying very hard but clearly struggling with certain steps 🤣
I’m hoping soon he can show me some signs of this so called dancer he’s supposed to be 🙈#quasimodo
I can’t stop laughing 😆 pic.twitter.com/vUGCG7g3vr
— Alexandra Schauman (@AlexandraLukasz) 14 November 2018
He told The Sun: “The kind of thing I used to get angry at my celebrities for on Strictly, I’m having my partner get angry at me about, so it’s really funny.
“I know the answers, I know it’s wrong what I’m doing but I can’t stop myself doing it,which is really weird being on the other side, it’s really weird in many ways.”
But the 40-year-old dancer has “fallen in love” with skating and is determined to go as far as possible on the show.
Speaking at The Sun’s Military Awards at Banqueting House in London on Thursday night, he added: “It’s totally different. I could stand here all day and tell you the differences, many many but I love it.”
James admitted he’s “fallen in love” with ice skating despite him thinking he wouldn’t as it’s “not the sort of thing I’ve ever thought to say to my mates, ‘Come on let’s go ice skating'”.
He added that he’s loving the whole process and wants to be “as good as I can” as he’s “very competitive”.
James is thankful he doesn’t have to spend as much time training for Dancing On Ice as he used to for Strictly – and his wife Ola Jordan is just relieved he’s got a reason to give her some space.
James explained that when they were on Strictly as professionals, they were the ones training rather than being trained.
He also said he finds it hard spending three to four hours a day away training.
Ola quipped: “And it’s lovely to have him out the house… It’s good, I love it.”
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