Polish Strictly dancer Ola Jordan denies being a 'traitor' for voting Brexit


Strictly Come Dancing pro Ola Jordan, who hails from Poland, said she is fed up with being branded a "traitor" for voting for Britain to leave the EU.

The 33-year-old said that being called "xenophobic" by Remain voters is the closest she has come to experiencing racism during her 16 years living in the UK.

Strictly beauty Ola and husband James Jordan voted for Britain to leave the EU
Strictly beauty Ola and with her husband James Jordan (Matt Crossick/PA)

The dancer, who has been married to fellow Strictly pro James Jordan since 2003, told the Sun: "People are quick to call me a traitor, saying I'm pulling up the drawbridge behind me, but I want what's best for this country and open borders isn't the answer.

"People don't like hearing that from me because I'm Polish, but it's true."

"I've never experienced racism in this country, I've always been respected and made to feel welcome. But when people try to tell me I'm xenophobic for my EU views, that comes close."

Ola Jordan
Ola will not be appearing on Strictly any more (Ian West/PA)

Ola maintained: "I need to be careful of what I say and the Left aren't always very tolerant of opposing views. But Britain will be healthier in the long run."

Husband James said that fears of being dubbed racist had "stifled" debate on the EU referendum.

Ola has previously confirmed she will not be returning for the next series of Strictly.