James Jordan is a British ballroom dancer. His dance partner is wife Ola Jordan, with whom he turned professional in 2000. In August 2014, He participated in the fourteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother. He finished in third place.
Jordan was born in Gillingham, Kent, and attended St John Fisher Catholic School in Chatham. He started dancing at the age of 13. He now dances with his wife, Ola. Ola previously danced with Przemek Lowicki in Poland; James previously danced with Agnieszka Melnicka, but they split in 1999. He also danced with Kate Pothecary (1996) and Elisabeth Haraldsdottir (October 1997 – December 1997).
James and Ola's first recorded dance as a partnership was in the Dutch Open in 2000, though they did not turn professional until 2003. The couple retired for a while, in favour of teaching Latin American dancing in Hong Kong, though they returned to competition later.
In May 2006, the couple came second in the Blackpool Professional Rising Stars Latin event, and in November they came third in the British Championship, Professional Latin. In 2010, he was a choreographer in So You Think You Can Dance. As of 2014 they live near Maidstone in Kent close to his family who live on St Mary's Island, Medway.