Here are five facts:
James started dancing at the age of 10 and was entering top dance competitions at 15. By the time he turned 21, he was a finalist in all Open International Competitions and ranked one of the best in the world.
He met his wife, Ola Jordan, at a dance competition and said he was mesmerised by the way she danced. They became dancing partners and danced together for a year before they began dating. They got married after four years together.
In 2006, James joined Strictly Come Dancing with his wife Ola when the show was in its fourth series. James was known for his feud with judge Craig Revel Horwood.
James partnered Denise Van Outen, Gabby Logan, Alex Jones, Pamela Stephenson, Vanessa Feltz and others. He was known for having strops when being criticised live on air.
In June 2014, it was reported that James had left the show.
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