James Jordan sparks rumour he’ll replace John Barrowman on Dancing On Ice

Ex-Strictly professional dancer James Jordan has liked a string of tweets suggesting he should replace John Barrowman as a judge on Dancing on Ice.

The Sun revealed that Barrowman would not be returning to Dancing On Ice following accusations that he had repeatedly exposed himself on sets of other shows.

Jordan, 43, had previously won ITV's Dancing On Ice back in 2019 with Alexandra Schauman and fans have taken to Twitter to share that he is the obvious choice to be Barrowman's replacement.

However, ITV bosses selected Arlene Phillips, who was axed from rival dance show Strictly Come Dancing in 2009, to take the empty seat at the judging panel.

Though he hasn't made a public statement himself, eagle-eyed fans spotted that the dancer had liked several tweets backing him to join the show.

Taking to Twitter after the news of broke, James liked several tweets displaying a front page story about Arlene's new role.

In total James publicly liked seven tweets pertaining to the news he will not be replacing John Barrowman as a judge, though he has not provided a comment himself.

One fan tweeted: "You should fill the vacant judge's seat you will be brilliant."

Another tweet that James liked said: "@The_JamesJordan should get the gig he deserved two years ago."

In response to James' tweet wishing old Strictly pal Brendan Cole luck as he appears on Dancing on Ice, a fan said: "(You) should absolutely consider taking up the spare judges chair! You'd be awesome!"

The announcement for who would be replacing Barrowman was much anticipated and even Ladbrokes bookies had produced a long list of who could be up for the job.

James Jordan had 4/1 odds according to the bookies whilst former Spice Girl Emma Bunton would have been a fine bet too with odds of 6/1.

Though Arlene's appearance on the show has not been finalised it is expected that she will accept the proposal any day soon.

An insider from the show said: “The fact that Arlene is a mature woman with decades of experience in the dance world is seen as a huge asset for Dancing on Ice.

"In contrast to what people see as her harsh treatment by Strictly, ITV bosses see her seniority as a brilliant way to create a diverse panel of experts on the show.

“It means the DOI judges are now made of two men and two women spanning an extensive age range.”

James and celebrity partner Ola James celebrated their wedding anniversary today after 18 years of marriage.

James took to Instagram to share the celebrations, which he captioned: "She has to be the luckiest girl in the world – to be married to me for 18 years today.

"It's what you were all thinking but I just said it."

James and Ola first met through dancing and paired up for the Dutch open back in 2000 and they married in October 2003 before appearing on Strictly Come Dancing together.

The couple have one daughter, Ella and live together in Maidstone, Kent.

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