James Jordan rushed to doctors and diagnosed with shingles

JAMES Jordan has revealed he rushed to the doctors after returning from holiday – and was diagnosed with shingles.

The former Strictly star admits he's been "pretty uncomfortable" after coming down with the infection.


Shingles is a rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox – which lies dormant in the nervous systems of 90 per cent of adults – before being reactivated.

James fell ill while away with his wife Ola and daughter Ella to Abu Dhabi.

James, 43, told fans: "Home from an amazing family holiday – straight to docs and it’s been confirmed I do actually have shingles like most of you suggested.

"It’s pretty uncomfortable not going to lie but hopefully will start to get better soon….

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Many of you been asking how it is. Thanks guys."

Ex-This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes recently opened up about his battle with shingles.

The TV veteran, 62, said at the time that he was left looking like something out of a "Hammer horror film" – explaining he jumped back in shock when he saw his reflection.

He shared a photo of his painful-looking blisters to highlight Shingles Awareness Week.

Alongside the photo, he wrote: "Having had shingles, I know how painful and exhausting it can be.

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"That's why I am supporting #ShinglesAwarenessWeek with @GSK and @IntFedAgeing."

He also admitted that he can't bring himself to look at his son Declan's wedding photos and felt that he had "spoilt" the special day.

"My eldest son was getting married and he was the first of my children to get married and so far the only one of my children to be married," the TV star said on Steph's Packed Lunch.

“My face was absolutely awful and I had to be in all of the pictures, I’m the father of the groom. 

“I got a makeup artist to try and cover it up but to no avail, it wasn’t good. 

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“To this day I can’t look at Declan and Jenny’s wedding pictures.”

“I feel I’ve spoilt them but I had to be there,” he added.


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