James Jordan returns to social media following the death of his father

James Jordan has returned to social media following the death of his father Allan who died last month from a brain tumour.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday to share an emotional video, the former Strictly star, 42, said he was ‘totally devastated’ by the loss of his dad. 

James revealed he had previously tried to post a video but was ‘too emotional’, as he told fans his plans to shave his hair off for charity in memory of his father. 

Heartbreaking: James Jordan has returned to social media following the death of his father Allan who died last month from a brain tumour

Heartbreaking: James Jordan has returned to social media following the death of his father Allan who died last month from a brain tumour

Heartbreaking: James Jordan has returned to social media following the death of his father Allan who died last month from a brain tumour

James said: ‘I haven’t been on social media for quite a long time now because my father unfortunately passed away on 13 March at 8.05am.

‘I’ve been totally devastated. I did try and do this post before, but I wasn’t able to because I was too upset.’

James added: ‘This could potentially change your life or someone in your family’s.

‘My dad had a stage four brain tumour – a glioblastoma. He was diagnosed approximately one year ago and myself and my family watched him slowly disappear.

Family: Taking to Twitter on Saturday to share an emotional video, the former Strictly star, 42, said he was 'totally devastated' by the loss of his dad (left)

Family: Taking to Twitter on Saturday to share an emotional video, the former Strictly star, 42, said he was 'totally devastated' by the loss of his dad (left)

Family: Taking to Twitter on Saturday to share an emotional video, the former Strictly star, 42, said he was ‘totally devastated’ by the loss of his dad (left)

‘It’s an absolutely horrendous horrendous disease. Cancer is awful no matter which cancer it is but brain tumour in particular takes away that person’s identity a lot.

‘Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer in children and adults under 40. Out of £600million raised in the UK, less than three per cent goes to brain tumour funding for treatments.

‘I want to change that because I don’t want any of you guys to go through what I and my family went through.’

Candid: James revealed he had previously tried to post a video but was 'too emotional', as he told fans his plans to shave his hair off for charity in memory of his father

Candid: James revealed he had previously tried to post a video but was 'too emotional', as he told fans his plans to shave his hair off for charity in memory of his father

Candid: James revealed he had previously tried to post a video but was ‘too emotional’, as he told fans his plans to shave his hair off for charity in memory of his father

James then said he would be shaving off his ‘horrendous hair’ on his birthday April 13 – for a brain tumour charity. The date also marks a week before his father’s funeral.  

He said: ‘Hopefully we can do something good from it. Many of you have been pointing out how horrendous it looks.

‘I’m going to shave it off totally and all I want from you guys is to raise as much money as I can.’

Last month, James revealed that his beloved father Allan had sadly died, after battling a brain tumour.

The professional dancer announced the sad news on Instagram on March 13, noting that his dad ‘became an angel at 8.05am.’

In the heartbreaking post, James wrote: ‘My dad became an angel at 8:05am. I will forever miss him. He will always be my hero. RIP Daddy.’

Heartbreaking news: James revealed that his beloved father Allan has sadly died, after battling a brain tumour

Heartbreaking news: James revealed that his beloved father Allan has sadly died, after battling a brain tumour

Heartbreaking news: James revealed that his beloved father Allan has sadly died, after battling a brain tumour

James’ post garnered several messages from his fans and fellow celebrities who shared their condolences. 

Coleen Nolan wrote: ‘So so sorry! Thinking of you xxx’, while fellow Strictly alumni Ian Waite said: ‘So sorry James. Sending all my love and thoughts to you and your family.’

With Ruth Langsford commenting: ‘I’m so sorry James….you were lucky to have had such a wonderful relationship with him….hold on to your memories, nobody can take those away from you. May your Dad rest in peace. Sending you and the family much love ❤️.’

Hours before his father’s death, James shared just how much he meant to him in a post that simply read: ‘I love you dad’ alongside a red heart emoji. 

So sad: James revealed the sad news on Instagram on March 13, noting that his dad 'became an angel at 8.05am'

So sad: James revealed the sad news on Instagram on March 13, noting that his dad 'became an angel at 8.05am'

So sad: James revealed the sad news on Instagram on March 13, noting that his dad ‘became an angel at 8.05am’

The devastating news comes just a day after the dancer told how his dad was close to death and already had his ‘bags packed’.

He penned: ‘No one should have to go through what my family are watching my dad go through.

‘I pray to God that you come soon and make him one of your angels.

Sympathies: James' post garnered several messages from his fans and fellow celebrities who shared their condolences

Sympathies: James' post garnered several messages from his fans and fellow celebrities who shared their condolences

Sympathies: James’ post garnered several messages from his fans and fellow celebrities who shared their condolences

‘He has his bags packed and is ready to go and see his mum and dad again. My dad is my hero. @BrainTumourOrg needs your support.’

Earlier this month, James and his wife Ola broke down in tears during an appearance on Loose Women as they discussed his father’s terminal brain tumour. 

The former Strictly professional dancers appeared alongside their daughter Ella, 12 months, as they said she had helped them through a difficult time.

James said: ‘[It’s been] horrendous.  My dad was diagnosed last year with a terminal brain tumour. He is currently back in hospital really unwell.’

'I LOVE YOU DAD': Hours before his father's death, James shared just how much he meant to him in a post that simply read: 'I love you dad' alongside a red heart emoji

'I LOVE YOU DAD': Hours before his father's death, James shared just how much he meant to him in a post that simply read: 'I love you dad' alongside a red heart emoji

‘I LOVE YOU DAD’: Hours before his father’s death, James shared just how much he meant to him in a post that simply read: ‘I love you dad’ alongside a red heart emoji

Ola, 38, said: ‘When people say how tough it is being at home… [starts to cry]’

‘My dad is a positive person,’ James continued. ‘We have to stay at home though to keep everyone safe.’

Talking about the unique experience of becoming parents during a pandemic, Ola said: ‘ You can’t see your mum or other people. It’s just me and James and Google! Googling how to do things!

James said: ‘Ola’s mum hasn’t even seen the baby yet!’ 

Heartbreaking: The devastating news comes just a day after the dancer told how his dad was close to death and already had his 'bags packed'

Heartbreaking: The devastating news comes just a day after the dancer told how his dad was close to death and already had his 'bags packed'

Heartbreaking: The devastating news comes just a day after the dancer told how his dad was close to death and already had his ‘bags packed’

Ola said that she feels her daughter has helped them to get through a really tough time. 

She said: ‘My parents are in Poland – they still don’t have the vaccine over there. I might not see them this year. I feel that Ella has been sent to us this year to put a smile on all of our faces.’

James agreed and said: ‘She has kept us all smiling. My dad, my mum. It’s all relative really isn’t it. For some people lockdown has been the worst time of their lives.

Emotional: Earlier this month, James and his wife Ola broke down in tears during an appearance on Loose Women as they discussed his father's terminal brain tumour

Emotional: Earlier this month, James and his wife Ola broke down in tears during an appearance on Loose Women as they discussed his father's terminal brain tumour

Emotional: Earlier this month, James and his wife Ola broke down in tears during an appearance on Loose Women as they discussed his father’s terminal brain tumour

‘I wish it wasn’t lockdown, I would have been able to spend proper time with my dad and actually take him places. But everyone’s situation is different and it’s all relative.’

James revealed that his beloved dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in July, following four months of health woes and trips to the hospital.

The dancer shared the heartbreaking news on social media, as he appealed to his followers for help in finding a specialist surgeon for his dad.

He admitted: ‘Tears are streaming down my face.’ 

Too much to bear: James said: 'I wish it wasn’t lockdown, I would have been able to spend proper time with my dad and actually take him places'

Too much to bear: James said: 'I wish it wasn’t lockdown, I would have been able to spend proper time with my dad and actually take him places'

Too much to bear: James said: ‘I wish it wasn’t lockdown, I would have been able to spend proper time with my dad and actually take him places’

‘This video is the most precious & personal thing I have in my life right now & I’m going to share it with you but with a totally broken heart. 

‘Over the last 4 months my hero and best mate in the whole world has been in and out of hospital with very ill health.

‘We were told several times that 100% he had had a stroke and that’s why they were struggling to control his seizures… but after the 3rd time of being admitted to hospital I knew something was not quite right.

‘So after pushing for more tests and the results being sent to Kings College Hospital for other surgeons to look at unfortunately the results came back that it wasn’t a stroke after all.

Tough time: James revealed that his beloved dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in July, following four months of health woes and trips to the hospital

Tough time: James revealed that his beloved dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in July, following four months of health woes and trips to the hospital

Tough time: James revealed that his beloved dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in July, following four months of health woes and trips to the hospital

‘It was what I had dreaded, my dad has a tumour and after having a biopsy it’s come back that it’s an aggressive cancerous one. The worst kind unfortunately.

‘We have been told that it’s not advisable to operate because of where the tumour is and wouldn’t actually make that much difference even if they could.

‘The end result is, it’s terminal. They are saying with chemotherapy and radiotherapy we might be lucky and get a year with him.

‘As I write this tears are streaming down my face as I’m sure many of you have the same love for your parents. This is honestly the worst time of my life.’  

Sad: James pictured with his dad

Sad: James pictured with his dad

Sad: James pictured with his dad

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