05/10/2015 12:08 BST | Updated 05/10/2015 12:59 BST

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2015: Peter Andre Responds To James Jordan Fix Accusations

Peter Andre has addressed James Jordan’s claims that he is being favoured by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ producers.


The ‘Mysterious Girl’ singer was at the receiving end of accusations from the former professional dancer, after his wife Ola and her partner Iwan Thomas became the first to be eliminated from the BBC ballroom show on Sunday.

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Peter Andre

Upset by the claims, Peter revealed that he sent James a private message to set the record straight.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "I can understand why he was upset this morning, however, I'd like to point out that I didn't get the highest score last week and I didn't close the show either.

"So I sent him a message on Twitter today and I told him that I really like him and I'm gutted that Ola is out of the competition.

"And I said, look I'm self-taught. I'm not perfect technically and I'm really grateful to be doing this.”

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James Jordan

Pete, who is partnered with Janette Manrara on this year’s show, then received a reply from James, telling him that both he and Ola supported him.

"I think James was upset at the time," Pete explained.

"He was upset that Ola left so soon. I'm gutted too. She is such a great dancer and one of the nicest people I know - I met her many times before the show.”

James had tweeted during Saturday night’s show: “I love Peter but I wonder if he will open or close every show? Fairness.”

He later clarified his comments after his chat with Pete, tweeting: “And just to put this out there, I am team @MrPeterAndre and @JManrara all the way. Not only for Peter but also Janette, love them both.”

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