2012 Miss UK Pole dance winner, Jessica Leanne Norris has passed away. The former Britains Got Talent contestant was reported to have died today June 17 2020. Her Cause of death was not disclosed to the public.

Jess Leanne Started her pole dance at the age of 15 and went on to be crowned Miss Pole Dance UK 2011/12. Jess known for her friendly and fun masterclasses.

Jess Leanne’s death was announced on social media Lean Hill in a series of Facebook post.

He wrote “Absolutely gutted to hear of the sad news of Jess Leanne Norris. A very inspiring young woman and a friend. I first witnessed her passion, work ethic and drive when she came on board as part of my initial team when initially setting up the BodyTORQ gym and it was a privilege and pleasure to coach, mentor and help her early on in her journey into the conventional fitness industry. Gone far too soon but I truly hope you have finally found your peace after years of searching You truly created a legacy within your field and your name and memory will live on. RIP Jess”

Tributes Flood Social Media

Little Lynsey Wrote “I have just been told that the incredibly talented Jess Leanne Norris has passed away. Before finding my Bradford Pole Home, I was having very bad experiences in the Pole School I was attending, and was on the verge of giving up pole…and was in a very fragile mental state.

I searched for a new teacher, and decided to go right to the Pole people whose videos had blown me away and who I could travel to. Jess Leanne Norris was one of those people. I was lucky enough to be able to attend 1-2-1 sessions with her for about 6 months, and she was always very lovely with me even though I was very nervous and extremely awestruck.

It was a very long time ago, but I will never forget how kind she was to me…and how bloody hard she made me work – even her warm ups were absolute testament to how physically polestrong she was. This was the video I watched that made me feel so many emotions. Please watch it, and remember Jess Leanne Norris with love in your heart.”

Nicole Bottonley Wrote “RIP Jess Leanne Norris.. Its a cruel world we will live in, I am so sorry for your loved ones & i am so Sorry you felt the this world wasn’t for you. We was never close but we shared our high school days together.. My heart breaks for you and your loved ones. I truly hope you have found peace”

Carlie Thompson Wrote “It’s OK not to be OK… Don’t struggle alone. My inbox is always open..Rest in peace beautiful Jess Leanne Norris you were a such an exceptional talent and a huge loss to our pole community keep dancing in heaven lovely.”

Natalie Banks wrote “Really shocked and saddened to see the news about Jess Leanne Norris. It’s a long time since I was taught by her, back in the JLN studio in Westhoughton when she was only 18. It was such a fun time of my life, I absolutely loved going to Pole back then, although it was so much more than that. She was always an amazing performer with an incredible natural talent and ability. Thoughts are with her family and friends at this most difficult time x”

James Mather wrote “Just heard the sad news of Jess Leanne Norris passing. Such a talented lady with lots ahead of her, but sometimes things can get too much in life. To anyone reading this, am always ears and will listen to what you have to say, reaching out ain’t easy. But there is always a way too no matter how hard life can be. RIP Jessica Leanne Norris (JLN)”

During an interview with Revveduppole, Jessica spoke about how she started her pole dancing

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I started pole at 15 with my mum. We were looking for a new hobby to try out and came across a YouTube video of Felix Cane winning Miss Pole Dance Australia 2006. I was in complete AWE! We got a pole and stuck it up in the front room. Every night as soon as I’d get home from school we’d be on it together just spinning round having fun, not really knowing what to do. Never did I think that I’d get so addicted and that it would take over my life! Ha!

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When I started pole I had very little flexibility, couldn’t do the splits or be able to pull my foot towards my head but as I progressed in my pole ability my flexibility increased too. Once I got to the more difficult positions it encouraged me to stretch off the pole too, to help improve my flexibility quicker. I stretch every time I pole so mainly everyday but some days I will push myself that bit further. I always make sure I warm up properly doing aerobic exercises and dynamic stretches before stretching deeper to prevent injuries.