James Jordan is back with his no-holds-barred view of Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing might be known as one of the warmest, fuzziest shows on the box, but there’s one man who still manages to stir up trouble for the programme – former pro dancer James Jordan.

Outspoken James last took part in the BBC One contest in 2013, but he and wife Ola, also one of the show’s ex-dancers, have a long history with Strictly.

When he left the cast of professionals, James didn’t hold back with his scathing views on how things were being run behind the scenes, and despite not being involved any more he can still regularly be found grinding his axe via Twitter.

Tonight’s launch show was no exception – here are the edited highlights from the keyboard of Mr Jordan. James was pleased to see the pros featured heavily at the start of the programme, but then it went a bit sour.

He’s also not a fan of the matching couples format.

He wondered whether some matchmaking was going on between Laura Whitmore and Georgia May Foote’s ex Giovanni Pernice.

One of his regular complaints is claims of favouritism on the programme.

He wasn’t too sure about some of the new dancers.

And he thought some pairings were too predictable.

Here comes that suggestion of favouritism again – Kevin Clifton, his wife Karen and sister Joanne are all on the show as pro dancers.

Tune back in for more from James Jordan when Strictly resumes in three weeks.

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