James Jordan shaved his hair off at Loose Women in honor of his father who passed away last month.
The former Strictly star, 43, got rid of his long locks with the help of wife and dance partner Ola, 38, explaining that he didn’t want to cut it while his father Allan, who died of a brain tumor, was sick.
He took part in the fundraising challenge on Tuesday for the Brain Tumor Charity live on the air and admitted that he was honored to participate.
Brave: James Jordan shaved his hair live on Loose Women on Tuesday in honor of his father who passed away last month
James explained that he wanted to do “something positive” in memory of his father, and that the grief of losing him “comes in waves.”
He said, ‘It has been a month now and I say it comes in waves, it is extremely disturbing for my family.
“The funeral will be on the 20th next week and I just wanted to try and do something positive in his memory.”
The ballroom dancer added that keeping his long locks became a ‘superstition’ and that he didn’t want to cut it because he ‘thought something bad was going to happen’.
Family: The former Strictly star, 42, took to Twitter on Saturday to share an emotional video, saying he was ‘totally devastated’ by the loss of his father (left)
In memory, the former Strictly star, 43, got rid of his long locks with the help of wife Ola, explaining that he didn’t want to cut it while his father Allan, who died of a brain tumor, was sick
Speaking to presenters Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams, Jane Moore and Penny Lancaster, he added, “It became a bit of a superstition that I kept my hair long as long as it was alive and doing well.
‘I didn’t want to cut my hair thinking something bad was going to happen, so now I want to do it as a positive way to draw attention to brain rumors and the cause.
‘He was a great husband, daddy grandfather, a daredevil unlike his son who became a dancer, he is my hero and I will miss him every day.
‘What he ended up going through with my family was really awful. It’s an experience I wouldn’t want anyone else to have. ‘
Great Hair: James explained that he wanted to do ‘something positive’ in memory of his dad, and that the grief of losing him ‘comes in waves’
He added: ‘I’m going to miss my hair!’
The couple’s one-year-old daughter, Ella, was unimpressed with her dad’s new haircut as she didn’t seem to recognize him.
But she quickly came over and brought James a cake to celebrate his 43rd birthday while they were on the air.
Earlier this month, James returned to social media after his father’s death and shared an emotional video saying he was ‘totally devastated’ by the loss.
It is over! The ballroom dancer added that keeping his long locks became a ‘superstition’ and that he didn’t want to cut it because he ‘thought something bad was going to happen’
He revealed that he had tried to post a video before but was ‘too emotional’.
James said: ‘I haven’t been on social media for a long time because unfortunately my father passed away on March 13 at 8:05 am.
‘I am completely devastated. I’ve tried this post before but couldn’t because I was too upset. ‘
James added, “This could potentially change your life or that of someone in your family.
On the air: James told presenters Nadia Sawalha (top right), Kaye Adams (top left), Jane Moore (bottom right) and Penny Lancaster: ‘I’m going to miss my hair’
My father had a stage four brain tumor – a glioblastoma. He was diagnosed about a year ago and me and my family slowly watched him disappear.
‘It is an absolutely horrible disease. Cancer is terrible no matter what cancer it is, but a brain tumor in particular takes away a lot of that person’s identity.
Brain tumors are the leading cause of death in children and adults under 40. Of the £ 600 million raised in the UK, less than 3% goes to funding brain tumors for treatments.
“I want to change that because I don’t want you guys to experience what me and my family went through.”
Helping Hand: James’ dance partner and wife helped him shave his locks while taking part in the challenge to raise money for the Brain Tumor Charity