Strictly’s Ola Jordan turns down ‘big money offer’ to join ITV’s new dance show
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional, Ola Jordan, has turned down a “big money offer” from ITV to join their upcoming rival dance show, aptly titled Dance Dance Dance.
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Show bosses, who desperately wanted Ola to appear in the new series, approached the Polish-born beauty with a lucrative offer but she decided to reject the moneymaking opportunity following a series of “top-secret talks.”
Revealing that she’s had a cha-cha-change of heart about dance shows, she told the Daily Star: “I think I’m done with dance shows now. I was offered the ITV show but I just turned it down. I have just finished on Strictly and I didn’t want to do another dance show.”
After a decade on Strictly, the 34-year-old sensationally quit her role as a professional mentor, and has now ruled out a return to the BBC ballroom, adding: “I won’t go back to Strictly in the future either.”
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Set to air on ITV in 2017, Dance Dance Dance will see celebrities team up with their partner, a friend or a relative as they perform an iconic dance routine in the hopes of impressing the tough-talking judging panel.
Speaking of the new six-part series, a source explained to The Sun: “For the past 12 years ITV has seen Strictly pull in massive ratings and gained a huge fan base of all ages.
“But ITV have finally decided it’s time to hit back and splash the cash on a super flashy show called Dance Dance Dance, which they bought from the company behind The Voice.”
They added: “Dance Dance Dance’s budget will blow Strictly out of the water as producers are planning to incorporate revolutionary special effects and recruit some huge names.”
And although the full-line up is yet to be revealed, it was recently claimed that Diversity dance troupe leader Ashley Banjo has signed up to be a judge, following a four-year stint on Sky1 talent show Got To Dance.
Dance Dance Dance is expected to launch on ITV in 2017.