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Ola Jordan Eyes Soap Role, After 'Strictly Come Dancing' Departure

'There are no Polish people in soaps, so I could fill that gap.'

15/12/2016 10:52 GMT

Ola Jordan has revealed she’s setting her sights on becoming a soap star, now her time on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is through.

The former professional stepped down from ‘Strictly’ at the end of last year after a decade on the show, and recently took part in ‘I’m A Celebrity’.

She’s now spoken about her future plans, admitting that she’d be keen to represent the Polish community in Great Britain on a UK soap.

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Ola Jordan

When asked by The Sun whether she’d be cropping up in ‘Hollyoaks’ in the future, Ola said she “can’t speak about that”, but added: “The thing is in all the soaps they don’t have any Polish people and there are so many in the country, they should bring one in.

“In all the shows, there are no Polish people so I could fill that gap.”

Conveniently, Ola already has a friend on the inside, having previously been partnered with long-serving ‘Hollyoaks’ star Ashley Taylor Dawson on ‘Strictly’.

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Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan

The Channel 4 soap has already welcomed a handful of new additions to the cast in 2016, including ‘Dallas’ legend Linda Gray, former ‘Loose Women’ presenter Lisa Maxwell and Blue singer Duncan James.

Despite leaving ‘Strictly’ almost a year ago, Ola has managed to keep her name in the headlines, recently admitting that she’d turned the chance to appear on a dance show on the BBC’s rival channel, ITV.

As reports suggested she was offered a “big money” deal to star in ‘Dance Dance Dance’, she insisted: I think I’m done with dance shows now. I was offered the ITV show but I just turned it down.

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