Ola Jordan Spills An Awkward Secret About Strictly Come Dancing

The former SCD dancer has come clean about what happens when the men don't, well, 'dress to the left'...

It’s no secret that the dance partners on Strictly Come Dancing have to get a little, well, up close and personal.

It’s all part and parcel of getting those winning moves down for the judges.

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But Ola Jordan, who once took a spot as one of the professional dancers on the BBC series, has just revealed some details about just how, erm, intimate things can get.

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The 33-year-old revealed to the Daily Star: ‘Celebs are not used to having such intimate contact and aren’t sure how to deal with it.

‘In ballroom dancing the man has to press his right side into the woman, and all professional male dancers know they have to “dress to the left” when they are preparing to dance, as you connect right side to right side with your partner.’

She confessed: ‘The woman can feel absolutely everything – and I mean everything.’


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Ola continued: ‘If the man hasn’t “dressed to the left” there is a danger he might get a bit excited, especially if he has to rub up against the woman during a routine.

‘Sometimes the male celebs forgot the advice and would be embarrassed when a female dancer had to say “Ooh, I think you need to move that to the other side.”‘

But, according to Ola, things sometimes did get a little awkward. She revealed, ‘Occasionally, it was too late and some men inevitably got aroused.’


Well, let’s hope that everyone has remembered to ‘dress to the left’ on Saturday night, shall we?