James Jordan and his wife Ola welcomed their first child into the world earlier this year but he wishes they'd started their journey to parenthood sooner.
The 42-year-old former Strictly star married his fellow dancer Ola, 37, back in 2003 and with the help of IVF treatment baby daughter Ella was born in February. However, he regrets pursuing his career instead of starting a family.
“We have a beautiful baby and we are over the moon. If we had missed the boat I would be devastated,” he shared with The Sun.
James went on: “If I could turn back time, I probably would have had kids, yes.
“We have always focused on our careers, making money, having a nice house and car, but I’ve always been a saver. Neither of us are big spenders. I now feel like all the material things are not important.”
James appeared on Strictly Come Dancing between 2006 to 2013, while Ola danced from 2006 to 2015. The Polish-born dancer won the competition in 2009 while partnered with presenter and journalist Chris Hollins.
Meanwhile, her husband won Dancing on Ice in 2019 as a celebrity competitor.
It was three years ago that the couple decided to begin trying for a family and after two years of no success they decided to turn to IVF, with Ola falling pregnant last June on their first round of the treatment.
James declared himself the "happiest man in the world" after his daughter's arrival in February.
In April, the tot was taken to hospital in an ambulance after her parents believed she was "choking on her own saliva".
At the hospital it was discovered Ella was suffering from reflux and recovered after being sent home with medicine, but James said he wanted to share his experience as their “hearts were skipping a beat” when it happened.