Ola Jordan gives birth to miracle baby girl after IVF battle

And she’s absolutely ‘perfect’.

Ola and James Jordan at the NTAs

by Kaya Terry |
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Ola and James Jordan have become first-time parents.

The former Strictly Come Dancing professionals – who have been married for 17 years - announced the arrival of their daughter on Instagram this weekend, following a three-year battle with IVF.

Captioning a photo of her holding her newborn’s hand, she wrote: “She’s here and she is perfect #mummy (sic)”

Ola, 37, and her husband James, 41, were “desperate” to have children and become parents after their intense careers got in the way of starting a family.

Speaking on social media, James added: “I’m the happiest man in the world #daddy (sic)”

The pair’s fans and former co-stars rushed to congratulate the pair on their new arrival.

Strictly professional dancer, Neil jones, wrote: “Congratulations (sic)”

Christine McGuinness added: “Congratulations beautiful! (sic)”

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The couple previously opened up about starting IVF in January 2019 and Ola revealed it was the “one gift” she would “love” to give James.

Ola said: "I would love to be a mum with all my heart and I just thought it would happen naturally.

"James is also desperate to have babies and I just wish it could have happened by now. That's the one gift I would love to give him.

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"I guess I just thought, like most women, that I could choose when the time was right for me; that I could have my career and then have a baby when it felt right. But for us it just hasn't happened like that,” she told Hello! Magazine.

James also explained that it was a “sting” when he and Ola found out they couldn’t conceive “straight away”.

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He said: "The irony is that for 17 years during our career we tried not to have children because dancing is not a career that easily fits in with family life.

"When we finally did try, it was a sting to realise we couldn't conceive straight away. After consultations we've realised we are one of the lucky ones and that, with help, hopefully one day we can realise our baby dreams."

The pair first appeared on the BBC One ballroom competition in 2006, where the both stayed for 18 years collectively, until James left the show in 2013 and went on to win Dancing On Ice five years later. Ola soon followed suit and announced her departure from Strictly in 2015.

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