Status: Housemate - Entered CBB14 on Day 1
Series: Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2014 - CBB14
James, Gary, David, Claire and Kellie were nominated for eviction in week 1.
James is most well known for his role as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
James began dance lesson at the age of 10. When he turned 15, he started competing in dance competitions and by the time he was 18 was becoming very successful
By the time he was 21, James was a major finalist in all Open International Competitions and was ranked one of the best in the world.
James met his dancing partner and wife, Ola, at a dancing competition and was mesmerised by the way she danced. Eventually they became dancing partners after travelling to Poland to try-out together. The pair danced together for a year before they started dating; four years later in 2003, the couple got married.
In 2006, James joined Strictly Come Dancing for its fourth series with his wife Ola. However, it didn’t take long for James to spark a feud with judge Craig Revel Horwood, which ended with James allegedly storming out of the studios on one occasion when Craig gave him a low score.
In the past, James has been partnered with: Actresses Georgina Bouzova, Cherie Lunghi, Zöe Lucker and Denise van Outen, Presenters Gabby Logan and Alex Jones, Vanessa Feltz and Psychologist Pamela Stephenson. James is notorious for his strops and conflicts when faced with negative criticism on camera.
In 2012 it was reported that James and his dance partner wife were dropped from the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, allegedly due to his behaviour behind the scenes. James had apparently thrown strops constantly on live TV and his behaviour was getting worse.
In June 2014 it was reported that James was fired from the show after eight series.