Ola Jordan planning tell-all Strictly book
Strictly Come Dancing star Ola Jordan is set to reveal the show's secrets in a new book, a new report claims.
The Polish professional dancer has been a regular on the BBC TV dance contest since 2006 and over the past decade has seen a number of controversial incidents and backstage romances.
The latest occurred in December last year (15) when she quit her job as a celebrity dance partner after claiming the show was fixed to ensure certain contestants progressed.
Now having left the show she is set to lift the lid on what occurred behind the scenes during her decade working on the programme.
“This is one explosive book, she is going to reveal all the backstage goings on and she won’t hold back," a source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
“It’s going to be one of the biggest page turners to come from the show, it will definitely ruffle a few feathers," the source adds.
Stars who sign up for the TV series have notoriously paired off with their professional dance partners and Ola will reportedly dish the dirt on the backstage romances.
Couples Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen have found love since meeting on the show, dancer Pasha Kovalev found love with TV host Rachel Riley, 30, and newswoman Natasha Kaplinsky’s had a highly publicised romance with her dance partner Brendan Cole.
Reacting to the news Ola was preparing to write a book about her time working on Strictly Come Dancing, a source close to show bosses tells the publication, “We are sure Ola has a lot to say, let’s hope she checks it all with her lawyer.”
Ola's time as a Strictly professional also saw a number of controversial incidents involving the dancer herself. In 2014 she was accused of "bullying" her 2014 dance partner Steve Backshall and her war of words with judge Craig Revel-Horwood after news broke of her departure.
The show's producers were reportedly furious after she told editors at British newspaper The Sun the scores given by judges were not objective reflections of a couple's performance.
“Some of the marking is way off," she said. "People are over-marked and under-marked. As a dancer, you can’t cheat me. I know who has been over-marked and under-marked.
"In my opinion they know how many votes people scored in the previous weeks and then they try to influence their position on the leaderboard. If the show is not fair, it takes the fun out of it.”
In her decade on the show, Ola only won the competition once, in 2009 when she partnered TV presenter Chris Hollins.
- Cover Media