Ola Jordan has revealed that she once dodged a potentially very embarrassing incident with Sir Bruce Forsyth backstage at ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. In her new book, Strictly Ola: My Story, which is being serialised in the Mail on Sunday, the dancer described how she and husband James Jordan once got very passionate in the dressing room, only to be nearly caught by Brucie.

Ola Jordan and James JordanOla and James were nearly caught having sex by none other than Bruce Forsyth

Ola writes that she loved working with the TV legend, describing him as a 'genuine and lovely man'. She said that whenever you bumped into Bruce in the BBC TV Centre corridors, he’d always stop for a chat to ask how things were going, but one day she really wished he hadn’t.

“James and I shared a dressing room, and one time things got very passionate between us before a show,” she wrote. “We’d been apart doing different rehearsals all week and had really missed each other."

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“‘Ola, you look amazing,’ James said, pulling me towards him and looking at me longingly in my little sparkly dress. I could tell immediately what was on his mind. ‘What do you think? We’ll be too tired when we get home later…’"

After protesting that they couldn't have sex at the BBC, Ola eventually gave in to the advances of her husband of 12 years and the two later emerged from their dressing room breathless and looking a little bit flustered, having hastily thrown their costumes back on.

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“‘Ola! James!’ a familiar voice boomed out,” the dancer continued. “I knew immediately who this was: it was Brucie. His dressing room was close to ours and he had happened to be walking past our door at the exact moment we came out.

"‘How lovely to see you. How are you both?’ ‘Fine!’ we chirped. ‘Ola, you’re looking as lovely as ever. Radiant, in fact!’ I wanted the ground to swallow me up. When he walked away, James and I collapsed into a fit of giggles,” the dancer added. “‘Aren’t you meant to have a cigarette afterwards, not a chat with Bruce Forsyth?’ I laughed.”