Strictly Come Dancing 2014: meet the professional dancers


Strictly Come Dancing 2014: meet the professional dancers

Ola Jordan

"I'm fun and bouncy and I think that's exactly what the Samba is all about," said Ola. 

In what she describes as "the best achievement ever", Ola won Strictly in 2009 with her partner Chris Hollins — affectionately known by the nation as "Team Cola".

Polish Ola joined Strictly in the show's fourth series in 2006. To date, she has been partnered with DJ Spoony, Kenny Logan, Chris, Paul Daniels, Robbie Savage and Sid Owen. 

Ola is married to fellow Strictly star James Jordan, who will not be returning for this year's series. 

The couple met when Ola split from her dance partner after the 1999 World Championships and James phoned to ask if he could come to Poland to try out. He arrived in March 2000, and in April Ola moved to England. 

They competed together for a couple of years, and after getting married in October 2003, moved to Hong Kong to teach dance. 

Ola is a yoga fanatic, which helps keep her supple and toned, and also loves to shop. Photo: © BBC