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'Strictly Come Dancing': James Jordan Has A Predictably Controversial Opinion On Same-Sex Pairings

'It’s actually insulting that you’re trying to change our profession.'

25/09/2017 13:48 BST | Updated 25/09/2017 13:49 BST

James Jordan has weighed in on calls for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ to feature same-sex dance pairings, and sure enough he’s been typically controversial. 

The former ‘Strictly’ pro, who now spends a lot of his time critiquing the show he was famously fired from, has called the proposed move “insulting” to his profession.

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James Jordan is not in favour of same-sex pairings on 'Strictly Come Dancing'
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“When I danced with my partner Karen [Clifton], we did the Tango to David Bowie – it was our first dance. I bloody loved it. It was all about a connection.“I didn’t try and pretend that I wanted to screw her, I was just taking on the character.”

He continued: “And I think actually I would find it more insulting if someone was like, ‘You’ve got to dance with a man because you’re gay’. It’s the same as acting, it’s like, ‘no, I don’t’.”

Meanwhile, judge Craig Revel Horwood has spoken of his hopes bosses will introduce same-sex pairings next year.

However, a show spokesperson has already said there were “no plans” to deviate from the “traditional format of mixed-sex couples”.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday 30 September at 6.45pm on BBC One. 

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