James Jordan, 42, has given his verdict on Strictly Come Dancing 2020 star Maisie Smith, 19, after it was announced she will be partnered up with professional dancer Gorka Marquez, 30. The Dancing On Ice champion addressed what he is worried about when EastEnders’ Tiffany Butcher actress will take on ballroom and Latin dancing.
James and Ola have opened up about their thoughts over Maisie and Gorka, as they pointed out one thing that could let them down on the dance floor.
The former Strictly pro began: “Maisie and Gorka are both fitness fanatics so I think that’s a brilliant pairing because they’re both gym freaks but it’s hard to say with her.
“Because she is really into her gym, the only thing that I’d worry about is maybe she won’t have the softness.”
Ola agreed with her husband and went on about why it worries them in further detail.
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In view of his 725,000 Twitter followers, Strictly champ said: “I’m so SO happy for @MaxGeorge and his @bbcstrictly journey, Max show em what you’re made of x.”
Jay then sent a video message to Max with some advice, adding: “Take loads of deep breaths, just think, be calm when you can. And the second thing is for everyone else – everyone else be good to him.”
He stressed: “He’s very charming, funny and confident, but he’s good at hiding when he’s nervous. So be good to him everyone!”
Meanwhile, James said professional dancer Neil Jones is “too good” to be sitting on the bench as he addressed the fact he won’t be competing in the competition this year.