TWO dancing stars from Strictly Come Dancing who were set to take to the stage in Somerset next month but their show has been postponed.

James and Ola Jordan have announced they "are saddened to have to announce the postponement of their forthcoming UK tour this March due to an unforeseen required extension to the recovery of an injury incurred by James during rehearsals.

"James will make a full recovery and in fact the medical team are surprised with how quick he has recovered so far, however to ensure that a there is no reoccurrence, James’ medical team have strongly recommended further conservative management of the healing period which means the tour will need to be postponed."

James and Ola were due to strut their stuff at the Westlands in Yeovil on Friday, March 9, in the Westlands Main Hall.

 All fans who have already booked will receive a full refund from point of purchase and should look out for future announcements. 

Somerset County Gazette:

County Gazette Entertainment reporter, Lawrence John, recently spoke to James and Ola before the postponment of the show in Yeovil.

Here is the question and answer session:

Q: Where does your love of dancing come from?

A: Ola: "I don't know, I was one of those little girls who loved dancing and wearing pretty dresses and make up.

"This is where it all started. I love dancing on television as it is something I wanted to do."

A: James: "I didn't have a love of dancing. I was dragged along by my parents who used to dance a lot. They made me dance. When I discovered there were lots of girls at the dances I decided to get a lot better at dancing."

Q: What feeling does it (dance) give you as opposed to some other form of show business profession?

A: James: "You can feel so many emotions. Dance can be sexual, sensual and sexy. There is every emotion you can feel through dance and if you are dancing with your partner this can be even better."

A: Ola: "When I dance I tend to forget all my problems in the world. It makes me forget about everything."

Q: Do you have to be born a dancer or is it something you can work at or is it something which is in your DNA to be a natural dancer?

A: James: "I am a firm believer that if you start something early enough like dancing then you can train yourself to be better.

"If you are 40-50 years-old and want to learn how to dance then I would say good luck to you. When you are young you pick up things quicker and they are easier to get right.

"The harder you work the better you will get, but you have to have the right mindset to succeed."

A: Ola: "I think as long as you are young enough anyone can lean to dance. The younger you start the better."

Somerset County Gazette:

Q: What do you think Strictly Come Dancing has done for dancing? Nothing really or just made it into entertainment which people just watch on television?

A: James: I think it has done wonderful things for dancing. Before Strictly there was only Come Dancing and that was decades ago. What Strictly has done has changed people's perceptions about dance. They have seen rugby players, boxers, athletes and actors of all sizes getting involved.

"It is a juggernaut of a show."

A: Ola: "I agree with James. Strictly has done an amazing job for the dance world."

Q: What is the hardest part when teaching people who have got two left feet and no co-ordination?

A: James: "It can be hard but everyone is an individual and not everyone has rhythm or co-ordination. Some people can't even hear the music.

"It is good if people try and lose their inhibitions. You can dance really badly but if you do it without caring it is not too bad.

"You are going to look silly but if you do it with confidence it will be better than you expect.

"Those who lose their inhibitions on Strictly do better. They get apologetic as they are nervous and that is understandable if there are millions of people are watching.

"Look at Ed Balls last year, he lost his inhibitions and was a great dancer."

Somerset County Gazette:

Q: What is it like in the professional world of dance?

A: James: "It is hard work work especially with Strictly Come Dancing. "There is all the glitz and glamour but you need to put in the hard work. "You get to a point where you start to gel with the dance, it starts to flow.

"Dancers are one of the hardest working people in show business especially with all the training.

"It is shown when athletics legend Colin Jackson tells us how hard it was for him to do for Strictly. It is a tough business.

"A dancer is like a professional footballer in terms of life (work) span. You cannot move as well as you can say when you are 50 years-old as you would have when you were in your 20s."

Somerset County Gazette:

Q: What fascinates you the most about dancing? What feeling does it allow you to express and what feelings does it give you?

A: James: "What fascinates me about dance is it is never perfect, you always want to be better.

"It is like a lot like playing sport, you always want more, you are always trying to improve.

"I don't look at it (Dance) as being something which helps me overcome anything. I do not look at it that deeply.

"I love the feelings it gives me such as doing a dance of love like the rumba or the pasodoble.

"It just gives me a warm feeling.

"We are both looking forward to this new tour and each of the dances mean something to us.

"They will help us tell our story through each of these dances. They have a great meaning to us and are very emotional.

"This tour will be unlike anything anyone has seen before. This is not just a case of doing one dance after another."

A: Ola: "It will give people a better chance to get us better."