James Jordan, 44, appeared to drastically change his mind last night as he critiqued comedian and actress Jayde Adam’s Strictly Come Dancing routine last night. The professional dancer, who often takes to Twitter to share his views on the contestants’ routines, had not yet had a favourable opinion of Jayde’s dance skills.
However, James seemed to make a U-turn after seeing Jayde perform a Charleston with her partner Karen Hauer on Saturday night.
In view of his 324,900 followers, James said: “Jayde. Her best dance so far – this suited them because it’s not a proper ballroom or Latin dance with lead & follow which they struggle with.
“I liked it more than the judges made out – It was a very simple routine but it was fun. I liked it and don’t normally – well done #7”
However, many viewers on social media appeared to disagree with him, with some pointing out that they did not enjoy the performance.
Mervynsmith13 typed: “Not for me sorry…..didn’t like it one bit.
“More energy needed for her big time.”
KathrynG22 penned: “I think it was her worst dance if I’m honest, no swivel and if I’m honest she was doing what I call lazy dancing where no move was hit properly and that is what u need in the Charleston. It’s over the top locked arms to go with the legs / feet non of that was happening for me.” (sic)
MichelleMordeca added: “She plods thru the dances…better dancers are leaving. I’m no expert but I just can’t see what the judges see at all.” (sic)
Jayde has previously opened up about how the tragic death of her sister Jenna at the age of 23 inspired her to sign up for Strictly.
Jenna was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour after having a seizure.
The doctors were able to take more than 50 per cent of the tumour during a biopsy, but thanks to the trauma, “she was different afterward”, the Strictly star told The Guardian.
Jenna fought the illness for six years but sadly passed away in 2011.