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James Jordan: Kristina Rihanoff is playing the innocent card

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James Jordan: Kristina Rihanoff is playing the innocent card

James Jordan has accused Kristina Rihanoff of playing "the innocent card".

The 37-year-old beauty recently threatened to quit 'Strictly Come Dancing' over rumours surrounding her friendship with 2014 partner Ben Cohen - who's subsequently split from his wife of 11 years, Abby - but James doesn't think she'll walk away from the show.

James said: "There's no way she would quit the show, that's a fact. We can all play the innocent card, the 'Feel sorry for me' card, that's easy.

"Trust me, she won't leave Strictly."

Kristina, who's been dubbed the Siberian Siren, started a relationship with boxer Joe Calzaghe after starring together on the show in 2009.

The duo split in 2013, but James admitted it's tough seeing his own wife, fellow professional dancer Ola, spending so much time with another man on the programme.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Dancing is very passionate and you're touching in places out of the norm. I get jealous sometimes, especially when Ola is on the show and dancing with someone good-looking.

"It's normal to get jealous but there's a line and when it goes past it, it can get nasty."