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Shirley Ballas among Strictly stars congratulating Jordans on baby news

Shirley Ballas (Ian West/PA)
Shirley Ballas (Ian West/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas was among the first to congratulate James and Ola Jordan after they announced they were expecting a baby following a long struggle to start a family.

The former Strictly dancers are having a baby in March after undergoing IVF.

Ballas was among a host of TV stars to send best wishes to the couple after they announced their happy news.

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Myself and @olajordan have been waiting for this moment for what seems like an eternity. After being with each other for 20 years and our love for each other growing stronger every day we finally feel complete and are so excited to share our amazing news that we are expecting a baby!!!! 👶 It’s been a long time coming but the day we found out was honestly the happiest day of our lives. It’s something we have both wanted for a long time and I know Ola will make the best mummy ever. Please get your copy of the latest @hellomag out tomorrow where we share our story of the joy and excitement of becoming parents. For anyone else who might read this that is going through the emotional rollercoaster of trying to start a family, never ever stop believing and be there for each other like I was for Ola and she was for me. I now can’t wait to hold my baby in my arms…… Big love to all of you xxx And a big thank you once again to @hellomag for sharing our story of IVF struggles and now the joy of pregnancy

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“Am sooo happy for you both,” she said on Instagram.

“Having known you both for sooo many years I know that you will both enjoy this part of your life.

“You both certainly deserve the best. Little Pitter patter of grey is the best.

“Congratulations. I’m sooo very happy.”

Runner Iwan Thomas, who danced with Ola on Strictly, said: “Yes yes this has made my day… gonna have a Drink for you x.”

“Amazing news,” said Gabby Logan, who was partnered with James when she was on Strictly.

TV personality Charlotte Crosby said on Instagram: “Ola I am so unbelievable happy for you both you are going to be the most amazing parents.”

Chizzy Akudolu, who competed on the BBC show in 2017, said: “This is such wonderful news. Congrats to you both.”

Loose Women star Coleen Nolan said: “This is fantastic news so so happy for you both, gorgeous couple now expecting a gorgeous baby, love ya xxx.”

Presenter Saira Khan – who appeared with James on Dancing On Ice – said: “This made me cry. Sooo very happy for you. Congratulations you are going to make gorgeous partners x.”

“Thrilled for you both, James,” Cheryl Baker said on Twitter.

The couple told Hello! magazine that they had been trying for a baby for almost three years.

Ola became pregnant on the first round of IVF.

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