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Ola Jordan ‘at all times struggled with my weight’ and husband James likes to ‘take the mickey’

Ola Jordan has spoken out about studying to settle for her ‘mum bod’ after bravely sharing her bikini snap, admitting she’s ‘at all times struggled with my weight’.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, was inundated with help after her post through which she admitted to being ‘horrified’ and ‘shocked’ over her fuller physique.

Speaking solely to MailOnline, Ola revealed that husband James, 44, loves to ‘take the mickey’ out of her for her weight, however she takes it right back, stating that she’s had a child and asking ‘what’s James’ excuse?’

Before: The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, was inundated with support after her post in which she admitted to being 'horrified' and 'shocked' over her fuller physique (pictured in 2011)

Now: Ola Jordan has spoken out about studying to settle for her ‘mum bod’ after bravely sharing her bikini clad snap, admitting she’s ‘at all times struggled with my weight’ (pictured right in 2011)

However, she admits she is aware of ‘he loves me no matter measurement I’m’, regardless of neither of them being in ‘Strictly form’.

She stated: ‘You know what James is like – he’s at all times taking the mickey. He jokes I’m not the girl he married however then I say to him – what about you and your large stomach?!

‘But clearly we don’t actually imply it – a lot! I do know he loves me no matter measurement I’m however let’s face it neither of us look in Strictly form will we – so we’ve acquired matching mum and dad bods now!’

The mum-of-one opened up on how her priorities have modified since having her two-year-daughter Ella, with her not worrying as a lot about her diet.

Jokester: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Ola revealed that husband James, 44, loves to 'take the mickey' out of her for her weight, but she takes it right back, pointing out that she's had a baby and asking 'what's James' excuse?' (pictured in 2019)

Jokester: Speaking solely to MailOnline, Ola revealed that husband James, 44, loves to ‘take the mickey’ out of her for her weight, however she takes it right back, stating that she’s had a child and asking ‘what’s James’ excuse?’ (pictured in 2019)

Hitting back! She said: 'You know what James is like - he’s always taking the mickey. He jokes I’m not the woman he married but then I say to him - what about you and your big belly?!' (pictured in December 2021)

Hitting back! She stated: ‘You know what James is like – he’s at all times taking the mickey. He jokes I’m not the girl he married however then I say to him – what about you and your large stomach?!’ (pictured in December 2021)

She stated: ‘To be sincere I’ve at all times struggled with my weight. I used to be at all times considered one of the curviest ladies on Strictly amongst the skilled dancers.

‘It’s by no means been simple for me. So now it’s been gratifying not to be watching what I’ve been eating and to have a drink and some chocolate once I need.

‘And positively since having Ella my priorities have modified – she is my primary precedence now. So I’ve higher things to take into consideration than a 24 inch waist!’

She added: ‘My outlook has completely modified since being a mom. I’m taking care of this little one who completely relies on me, so worrying about how I look isn’t prime of my listing.’

New focus: The mum-of-one opened up on how her priorities have changed since having her two-year-daughter Ella, with her no longer worrying as much about her diet

New focus: The mum-of-one opened up on how her priorities have modified since having her two-year-daughter Ella, with her not worrying as a lot about her diet

Despite this, Ola confesses she nonetheless has her low moments, typically feeling like she’s not in the ‘right body’.

She stated: ‘I don’t really feel like I’m in my right body as a result of I’ve by no means been this large earlier than and I’m not used to having to cover up my body and conceal away behind saggy garments.’

Ola beforehand shared that her bikini snap with James, was a ‘turning level’ in regaining her body confidence, remarking that she would not need to ‘settle for my body like this.’

Explaining why she felt it was necessary to share the picture, she stated: ‘When I first noticed the picture (which a friend took at our home) I used to be completely horrified – and mortified.

Down days: Despite this, Ola confesses she still has her low moments, often feeling like she's not in the 'right body'

Down days: Despite this, Ola confesses she nonetheless has her low moments, typically feeling like she’s not in the ‘right body’

‘You know what it’s like, in case you’ve placed on a little bit of weight, you conceal away in saggy garments and keep away from wanting in full Iength mirrors! So this was a little bit of a shock. 

‘But I assumed – you understand what I’ve had a child and no I don’t appear like I did in my time on Strictly – however I’m not dancing for six hours a day. So I assumed I ought to simply be sincere and share it as a result of that is mum life right? 

She quipped: ‘Also I’m not alone – I’ve had a child. What’s James’s excuse?’

Positive response: Despite being nervous about what the response would be, Ola reveals she has been inundated with positive and supportive messages

Positive response: Despite being nervous about what the response can be, Ola reveals she has been inundated with optimistic and supportive messages

Despite being nervous about what the response can be, Ola reveals she has been inundated with optimistic and supportive messages.

She stated: ‘I used to be nervous that people can be actually imply as a result of I don’t appear like the lady in the catsuit any extra. 

‘But truly I’ve been overwhelmed with how supportive people have been. I’ve not had one nasty message in any respect.’

Ola – who alongside with James has been classed as ‘clinically overweight’ – admitted in a candid Instagram video that she fears she might by no means get her dancer’s determine back.

Worries: Ola - who along with James has been classed as 'clinically obese' - admitted in a candid Instagram video that she fears she may never get her dancer's figure back

Worries: Ola – who alongside with James has been classed as ‘clinically overweight’ – admitted in a candid Instagram video that she fears she might by no means get her dancer’s determine back 

Speaking of their joint column in Hello! magazine, Ola and James – who stop Strictly in 2015 – advised how they troublesome it’s to lose the kilos amid elevating Ella, earlier than including they’re motivated to achieve this for the sake of the tot.

Ola went on to say that she felt like she was ‘hiding’ beforehand, however has been warmed by the overwhelming help she obtained from her picture as she advised how people may relate because it’s ‘laborious’ to lose the weight.

She defined: ‘Especially with Instagram, you do see good our bodies all the time, good lives, and good outfits. But there’s quite a lot of people who do not appear like that, who do not look good. It makes you’re feeling such as you’ve failed in life while you let your self go a bit, particularly while you had been knowledgeable dancer for a living. It’s laborious, actually laborious. I haven’t got the time to exercise.’

Ola advised how she finds it ‘troublesome’ to exercise as she spends her days taking care of her daughter,  and even when she does get to the health club, she’s fascinated by her lady and yearns to spend time with her.

James additionally credited their weight achieve to their unhealthy eating habits, noting that he and Ola would typically scoff crisps and sweets whereas watching TV. 

He went on to say that the couple checked their weight on-line and found they had been clinically classed as ‘overweight’ for his or her top, noting that it was ‘not nice’ because it put strain on their organs.

He stated of the weight achieve: ‘I really feel I transfer otherwise. I do not really feel as agile. I’m an older dad and I need to be agile for my daughter. We are at the stage the place we each have a look at one another and suppose, “Who are you?” I typically Google ourselves and “Look what we used to look like.”

Supported: Ola went on to say that she felt like she was 'hiding' previously, but has been warmed by the overwhelming support she received from her picture as she told how people could relate as it's 'hard' to lose the weight (pictured in 2010)

Supported: Ola went on to say that she felt like she was ‘hiding’ beforehand, however has been warmed by the overwhelming help she obtained from her picture as she advised how people may relate because it’s ‘laborious’ to lose the weight (pictured in 2010)

The pair went on to say that they’re decided to be a ‘good instance’ to their daughter, with Ola admitting that her current post was ‘my turning level’ and that ‘one thing wants to be carried out’.

She defined: ‘I do not need to simply settle for my body like this. I do not need to be chubby and fats. I need to live so long as I probably can for Ella. I need to present her that I’m healthy and I do not really feel like we’re doing that right now.’

On Thursday, the ballroom dancer took to Instagram to thank followers for his or her help over her bikini picture, with the video seeing her admit she’s ’embarrassed’ at how she seems to be and fears she’ll by no means regain her former trim physique.

Family: Ola and James told how they difficult it is to lose the pounds amid raising their two-year-old daughter Ella, before adding they are motivated to do so for the sake of the tot

Family: Ola and James advised how they troublesome it’s to lose the kilos amid elevating their two-year-old daughter Ella, earlier than including they’re motivated to achieve this for the sake of the tot

Tough: 'It makes you feel like you've failed in life when you let yourself go a bit, especially when you were a professional dancer for a living. It's hard, really hard. I don't have the time to exercise' (pictured in 2021)

Tough: ‘It makes you’re feeling such as you’ve failed in life while you let your self go a bit, particularly while you had been knowledgeable dancer for a living. It’s laborious, actually laborious. I haven’t got the time to exercise’ (pictured in 2021)

Wearing a pink bikini for the clip, Ola stated: ‘Hi guys, I simply wished to say thanks a lot in your pretty messages after y final post. I’ve acquired to say it is so good to see that I’m not alone and quite a lot of you undergo the identical factor as me.

‘It is kind of embarrassing that I’m being a dancer and I wrestle with all this weight I placed on, however my precedence is Ella. She is taking on my life and it’s all about her now.’

She concluded: ‘I do not know if I’ll ever get back to my dancing body once more. I might love to however I do not suppose that is gonna occur anytime quickly.’ 

It comes after the ex Strictly champion took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a picture of herself and her husband absorbing the sun by their swimming pool.

Revealing all: James said the couple checked their weight online and discovered they were clinically classed as 'obese' for their height, noting that it was 'not great' as it put pressure on their organs

Revealing all: James stated the couple checked their weight on-line and found they had been clinically classed as ‘overweight’ for his or her top, noting that it was ‘not nice’ because it put strain on their organs

She placed on a vibrant show in a hot-pink two-piece as she cosied up to her dancer husband James, who went shirtless in a pair of cream boardshorts.

Ola, who appeared on the BBC dance contest from 2006 to 2015, confirmed off her natural attractiveness and styled her golden tresses in a straight vogue.

In a caption, the British-Polish ballroom dancer candidly admitted she felt ‘horrified’ and ‘disillusioned’ at her ‘mum bod’, saying she was posting the snap to ‘inspire’ herself.

Open: On Thursday, the ballroom dancer took to Instagram to thank fans for their support over her bikini picture, with the video seeing her admit she's 'embarrassed' at how she looks and fears she'll never regain her former trim physique

Open: On Thursday, the ballroom dancer took to Instagram to thank followers for his or her help over her bikini picture, with the video seeing her admit she’s ’embarrassed’ at how she seems to be and fears she’ll by no means regain her former trim physique

The way she was: I don't know if I'll ever get back to my dancing body again. I would love to but I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon' (pictured in 2006)

The means she was: I do not know if I’ll ever get back to my dancing body once more. I might love to however I do not suppose that is gonna occur anytime quickly’ (pictured in 2006)

She penned: ‘Hi guys, I wasn’t going to post this picture however I’ve determined to as a result of I’m horrified and so disillusioned with myself and by posting it I’m hoping it’ll assist inspire me to do one thing about it. 

‘Our friend took this snap of us yesterday making an attempt to keep cool by the pool however OMG… it was a complete shock to say the least! When did we get ‘mum and dad bods’ ????

‘We know we’re not in our greatest Strictly form however hey that is what occurs while you cease dancing for hours on daily basis and have a child (I simply need to know James’ excuse)

'Disappointed': In a caption of her post, the British-Polish ballroom dancer candidly admitted she felt 'horrified' at her 'mum bod', saying she was posting the snap to 'motivate' herself

‘Disappointed’: In a caption of her post, the British-Polish ballroom dancer candidly admitted she felt ‘horrified’ at her ‘mum bod’, saying she was posting the snap to ‘inspire’ herself

Parents: Ola and James - who starred as a Strictly professional from 2006 to 2013 - tied the knot back in 2003 and welcomed their first child Ella, now two, together in 2020

Parents: Ola and James – who starred as a Strictly skilled from 2006 to 2013 – tied the knot back in 2003 and welcomed their first youngster Ella, now two, collectively in 2020

‘Stay cool everybody. I believe I want to keep away from the ice cream for some time!!! Couples That Eat Together Stay Together ❤️ @jamesjordan1978.’

Her movie star buddies had been fast to flock to the feedback to ship her phrases of help, gushing that she seems to be ‘beautiful’ and ‘beautiful’ and urging her to go simple on herself.

Love Island star Laura Anderson stated: ‘Stunning as at all times ola you had been at all times my strictly inspo awaiting years, so stunning and proficient and belief me you continue to are. 

‘Enjoy your food booze and household time it is far more enjoyable than maintaining a six pack let’s be sincere.’

Positivity: Her celebrity pals were quick to flock to the comments to send her words of support, gushing that she looks 'stunning' and 'gorgeous' and urging her to go easy on herself

Positivity: Her movie star buddies had been fast to flock to the feedback to ship her phrases of help, gushing that she seems to be ‘beautiful’ and ‘beautiful’ and urging her to go simple on herself

Figure skater Alexandra Schauman added: ‘Still wanting beautiful and thanks for sharing.’

While Charlotte Crosby – who’s at present anticipating her first youngster – penned: ‘You each nonetheless look bloody superb! Hate to learn you place your self down! You are beautiful ola! And each superb people abs parents.’ (sic)

And Alex Murphy commented: ‘You two look completely good. Love you each.’ 

Actress Ali Bastian, who beforehand competed on Strictly, wrote: ‘I really like you for posting this! You look stunning, you guys look fab! 

‘D and I are in very totally different form since having slightly one and additionally parenting in a pandemic has been insane!!!!! We want to all lower ourselves some slack!! Loads of affection to you each.’

Struggles: Ella was conceived after one round of IVF, with Ola and James previously being incredibly open about their battle to have a child

Struggles: Ella was conceived after one spherical of IVF, with Ola and James beforehand being extremely open about their battle to have a toddler

Ola and James – who starred as a Strictly skilled from 2006 to 2013 – tied the knot back in 2003 and welcomed their first youngster Ella collectively in 2020.

Ella, now two, was conceived after one spherical of IVF, with Ola and James beforehand being extremely open about their battle to have a toddler. 

Last year, Ola stated she would have prioritised beginning a household earlier if she knew she would wrestle to fall pregnant.

She advised The Sun: ‘You do not suppose you are going to have to undergo IVF till it would not occur for a very long time and you go ‘right there’s an issue, we’d like to look into it’.’

‘So I suppose I might attempt earlier. But then we had a career, we had been doing things, we had been busy. I suppose you’re by no means prepared however I positively would (have tried earlier) if I knew I used to be going to wrestle to get pregnant.’ 

Couple: Last year, Ola said she would have prioritised starting a family earlier if she knew she would struggle to fall pregnant (pictured on Strictly in 2012)

Couple: Last year, Ola stated she would have prioritised beginning a household earlier if she knew she would wrestle to fall pregnant (pictured on Strictly in 2012)

Ola stated her and James had been each centered on their careers, saying: ‘You have to decide between one thing like Strictly or having a household, sadly.’ 

The star stated she would have been unable to do Strictly – which she starred on from 2006-2015 – with a child as the BBC present is a ‘six or seven month’ dedication and she didn’t have anybody to take care of her youngster.

The couple are hoping to have one other youngster, with Ola not too long ago telling Ok! journal: ‘Yeah. I might love to have one other child.

‘We’re not fascinated by one other child but although. I’d love Ella to have a sibling – extra for her than something. She’s fairly laborious work at the second, so I can not think about it however yeah, we’d love to have extra.’

Sweet: The couple are hoping to have another child, with Ola recently telling Ok! magazine: 'Yeah. I would love to have another baby'

Sweet: The couple are hoping to have one other youngster, with Ola not too long ago telling Ok! journal: ‘Yeah. I might love to have one other child’

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