James Jordan vows to cause chaos on Celebrity Big Brother

James Jordan has revealed he is ‘nervous’ and ‘daunted’ about re-entering the Big Brother house.

The 37-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing star will join the housemates for their latest task on this series of the Channel 5 reality show tonight, as a nightmare guest at the Big Brother Hotel.

Past faces who have appeared on the programme include former housemates John McCririck, Charley Uchea, Dexter Koh and Jasmine Lennard.

John McCririck is back in the Big Brother house

John McCririck is back in the House (Channel 5)


James’s 24-hour stay will be his first time back inside the House since he finished third in the 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother, and he admitted he is looking forward to causing some trouble.

“I am quite excited actually. I’m a bit nervous as well because it’s their house. But I’m going in there to stir it up a bit, which I’m pretty good at doing. I can be quite annoying when I want to be,” he said.

“This time, the task is right up my street – to be a guest from hell in the hotel from hell. That’s got me written all over it, so I’m looking forward to it. I think I’ll be left to my own devices, to try to make them fail the task.”

James Jordan

James Jordan (Rick Findler/PA)


He said he immediately agreed to return ‘because I like things like that’.

“I’m a wind-up merchant and I don’t take myself too seriously. I never got given a task like this when I was on the show. I always wished I was given a secret mission so this is almost like one now,” he added.

James, who is married to fellow dancer Ola, said he gets quite passionate whenever he watches the current series.

James and Ola Jordan

James and Ola Jordan (Ian West/PA)


“I throw s*** at the TV sometimes. When I watched the winter one, I’ve quite often thrown my slippers at the TV. But it’s a bit hot to wear slippers at the moment so I just shout at the TV instead,” he said.

“Sometimes you see people and you think, ‘You’re on a TV show, so get out of your dressing gown and do something. You idiot! You’re not at home, slobbing around your house. People are watching you, you moron, so why are you walking around naked with cameras around? Put your t*** away!’”

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan (Ian West/PA)


James – who previously partnered Denise Van Outen, Vanessa Feltz and Gabby Logan on Strictly Come Dancing – said Ola is concerned about his outspoken nature towards controversial housemates such as Marc O’Neill and Danny Wisker.

The dancer continued: “Ola says I have a form of Tourette’s. I call it ‘honesty Tourette’s’. She’s petrified about me going back in for 24 hours because she’s known me for 16 years and she knows my Tourette’s sometimes gets the better of me.

“She said, ‘Please, please, please don’t go too hard on them’, so I’ve made my little promise that I won’t. I’m definitely not going to go in like John bloody McCririck and give Marc a hard time. I’m going to go in there and be neutral, and wind everybody up.”

Big Brother's controversial contestant Marc O'Neill

Big Brother’s controversial contestant Marc O’Neill (Channel 5)


James, who quit Strictly after the 2013 series, said: “I like Marc a lot. I think that he is being portrayed in a bad light and he’s been slightly ostracised for trying to have a bit of a laugh. I believe he does cross the line, but without him in the house, it would be very boring.

“He’s funny, he’s intelligent and he knows what Big Brother is about. I find Marc fascinating. Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny he’s not a good housemate. I also like Danny and I like the fact they have an alpha-male thing going on.”

James will be seen going back into the Big Brother house on tonight’s show, at 10pm on Channel 5.

“I’m quite happy to know that I’m coming out in 24 hours because I’m not part of this house,” he added. “I had my time and I loved it and genuinely enjoyed it a lot. Now I’m just going as a little guest.”


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