Biography: Ola was born in Poland, and was a relatively late-comer to dance, starting her dance training at the age of 12, learning ballet, latin and ballroom. At the age of just 17, she left her home and family to move to the UK to dance with James Jordan. Ola and James were married and also decided to turn professional in 2003, and initially moved to Hong Kong to teach, but in 2005 returned to competitive dancing. It was to prove a good decision, when they quickly found themselves Latin American Closed British finalists that same year. Ola has competed in Strictly Come Dancing since the fourth series, winning the competition in the seventh series with television presenter Chris Hollins.
Speciality: Latin American
Height: 5' 2"
Professional Partner: James Jordan
Favourite Dance: Samba
  • 2006 British Open Rising Star Professional Latin Runners Up
  • Top 2 Representative of England for World Championships (Sept 2006)
  • UK Open Rising Star Finalists 2006; Closed British finalists 2005
  • Amateur International Open Championships, ranked Top 12 in World
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      Follow Ola on twitter @The_OlaJordan


    Series Celebrity Last week Position Last dance(s)
    4 DJ Spoony 3 12th Tango
    5 Kenny Logan 9 5th Foxtrot; Rumba
    6 Andrew Castle 7 10th Samba
    7 Chris Hollins Final Winner Foxtrot; Lindy Hop; Charleston; Show dance
    8 Paul Daniels 3 13th Rumba
    9 Robbie Savage 10 6th Quickstep
    10 Sid Owen 4 12th Cha cha cha
    11 Ashley Taylor Dawson 11 6th Salsa; Swing-a-thon
    12 Steve Backshall 9 8th Jive
    13 Iwan Thomas 2 15th Cha cha cha


    Ola has danced in two Christmas Specials, with Chris Hollins in 2009 and JB Gill in 2012