‘Shift in mindset’ Ulrika Jonsson ‘saddened’ by Ola Jordan’s comments on ‘mum bod’ snap | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Ulrika Jonsson has called for a “shift in mindset” after Strictly Come Dancing’s Ola Jordan bravely shared pictures of her “mum bod” last week, admitting she’s “horrified” by the change in her body. In her column, Ulrika, 54, told how “we’re all to blame” for Ola’s thoughts due to the pressure society places on snapping back to a pre-baby size.
Ulrika told how she was left feeling “sad” following Ola’s candid admission where she admitted struggling with her weight.
Earlier this month, the Polish dancer admitted that she finds it difficult to accept her curvier shape after years of dancing and maintaining a trim figure.
Swedish TV personality Ulrika promptly told how society is to “blame for Ola’s negative thoughts” surrounding her post-baby and Strictly body.
The First Dates star wrote: “We’ve all become so utterly obsessed with body sizes and shapes; with perfection; with labelling and judging.
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“It’s all so wrong and horribly damaging,” she added.
Ulrika went on: “Women are judged more harshly than men. No doubt about it.
“Ola’s body has gone through so much over the past three years — being pregnant and giving birth,” she explained.
The star questioned how following dancer Ola’s struggle to return to her pre-baby shape, writing in her column for The Sun, “what hope is there for us mere mortals?”
Ola continued: “It is quite embarrassing that I’m being a dancer and I struggle with all this weight that I put on.”
Addressing the reality of being a busy mum to a young child, Ola confessed that her priorities lie in looking after Ella.
She explained: “But, my priority is Ella, she is taking over my life and it’s all about her now and I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to my dancing body again.
“I would love to, bu I just don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon,” Ola ended the video.