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Strictly’s James Jordan reveals he’s put on three stone in two years

‘Enough is enough’: Strictly’s James Jordan reveals he’s put on 3st in two years and now weighs over 15st as he vows to get healthy

Ex Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan has vowed to get fit and focus on his health after gaining three stone in weight.

The star, 42, took to Twitter on Wednesday to ask his followers for advice, admitting he now weighs 15 and a half stone after gaining three stone in two years.

James explained he had piled on the weight since his winning stint on Dancing on Ice in 2019. 

James explained he had piled on the weight since his winning stint on Dancing on Ice in 2019

Health kick: Ex Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan has vowed to get fit and focus on his health after gaining three stone in weight (pictured left in August 2020, right during Dancing on Ice in 2019)

Taking to his Twitter page, the former pro dancer wrote: ‘Right I’m nearly 100kg about 15 1/2 stone and I’ve started trying to get fit again.’

‘I’ve put on over 3 stone since @dancingonice. I’m trying to run although suffering with my hip and shin splints.

‘Anyway… can anyone recommend a really good reliable heart rate monitor?’ 

After a follower replied, admitting she ‘hates’ herself after ‘comfort eating’ during lockdown, James admitted he needed to leave his comfort zone too.

Weight gain: Taking to his Twitter page, the former pro dancer wrote: 'Right I'm nearly 100kg about 15 1/2 stone and I've started trying to get fit again'

Weight gain: Taking to his Twitter page, the former pro dancer wrote: ‘Right I’m nearly 100kg about 15 1/2 stone and I’ve started trying to get fit again’

'Enough is enough': After a follower replied, admitting she 'hates' herself after 'comfort eating' during lockdown, James admitted he needed to leave his comfort zone too

‘Enough is enough’: After a follower replied, admitting she ‘hates’ herself after ‘comfort eating’ during lockdown, James admitted he needed to leave his comfort zone too

Getting fit: James explained he had piled on the weight since his winning stint on Dancing on Ice in 2019 (pictured with his wife Ola in October 2020)

Getting fit: James explained he had piled on the weight since his winning stint on Dancing on Ice in 2019 (pictured with his wife Ola in October 2020)

‘Come on let’s do this,’ he replied. ‘I feel the same when I look at myself so enough is enough. No more excuses we have to be tough and push ourselves out of our comfort zone. The longer I leave it the harder it will be You can do it xxx.’ 

In 2019 James revealed he had lost two and a half stone after joining Dancing On Ice.

The ballroom dancer admitted at the time that he had gone ‘from 73 kilos to 95’ after leaving Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

He explained: ‘I’ve lost a lot of weight, I’ve lost two and a half stone. I was 15 and a half stone. When I stopped doing Strictly [Come Dancing] I went from 73 kilos to 95. 

Peak fitness: In 2019 James revealed he had lost two and a half stone after joining Dancing On Ice (pictured on the show with his partner Alexandra Schauman)

Peak fitness: In 2019 James revealed he had lost two and a half stone after joining Dancing On Ice (pictured on the show with his partner Alexandra Schauman)

‘I was quite a big boy, I had put on a lot of weight. I didn’t feel healthy. When I got offered to do Dancing on Ice, I thought I’ve got to do something about this.’

Going on to discuss how the transformation happened, he added: ‘I [cut out] bread that’s the main thing, I love bread. Don’t drink as much alcohol, it’s like pouring sugar in your body. And I run.’ 

James shot to fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing but quit in 2013 after eight series. 

He has been married to fellow ex Strictly star Ora, 38, since 2003 and the couple welcomed their daughter Ella in February 2020. 

Dad: The star has been married to fellow ex Strictly star Ora, 38, since 2003 and the couple welcomed their daughter Ella in February 2020

Dad: The star has been married to fellow ex Strictly star Ora, 38, since 2003 and the couple welcomed their daughter Ella in February 2020

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