Jamie Laing - Strictly Come Dancing 2020?

By Amelia Slater

6th February 2020

Jamie Laing – Strictly Come Dancing 2020?

Will Jamie Laing’s Strictly Come Dancing dream finally come true this year? With the current pandemic sweeping the nation…

…everything is uncertain right now.

We don’t yet know whether popular BBC dancing show Strictly Come Dancing will air in its usual BBC slot later this year. With Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse crowned as the winners of 2019, the win was bittersweet for Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, who was replaced by Emmerdale actor Kelvin after suffering from a foot injury.

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Jamie Laing was all signed up to compete in the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing. The reality star had appeared in all the promos and even featured in the first pre-recorded show.

During the group dance rehearsal, Jamie – partnered with professional dancer Oti Mabuse – tore a ligament in his foot, forcing him to pull out of the show last minute.

He revealed to his pal Alex Mytton:

‘Basically, you have this muscle in your foot, right, which is called the plantar fascia. It’s the main muscle in your foot and I’ve torn it.’

In response, Alex asked:

‘That is so s**t I’m sorry. But was your dance good?’

Jamie joking said:

‘Mate, yes, it was unbelievable. I heard them whispering, they were like “Is that Billy Elliot?”

To which, Alex teased:

‘No it’s not. It’s that p***k off Made In Chelsea.’


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This video has made my LIFE 😂

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Jamie Is Forced To Pull Out Of The Show After His Injury

The 30-year-old was reportedly devastated that he would no longer be able to take part in the series and released a video, explaining his sudden drop out:

‘I’m absolutely devastated that I’m unable to continue in the competition, I was so excited to hit the dance floor!

‘I would like to wish the lovely couples all the very best and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest.’

The Made In Chelsea Star Was Paired Up With Oti Mabuse


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If only @otimabuse 💔. You are a star!! 💃🏽

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Jamie Had To Wear A Moonboot for Two Months After Injuring His Foot On The Dance Floor

Strictly producer Sarah James said:

‘We are so sad that Jamie won’t be able to take part in the series, he had already lit up the ballroom during the launch show with his boundless energy and enthusiasm. We all wish him a full and speedy recovery.’


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Kelvin Fletcher And Oti Mabuse Went On To Take The Strictly Glitter Ball

When Kelvin swooped in to save the day by replacing Jamie, he and Oti went on to become crowned the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 winners!

Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse holding the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball

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Jamie Congratulated Kelvin And Oti On Their Win

Jamie congratulates Kelvin and Oti on being crowned the Strictly champions, joking that it was all down to his ‘broken foot’.

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The BBC Resigns Jamie Laing For 2020

A source revealed to The Sun that Jamie Laing had been in contact with the BBC to confirm he is ‘fighting fit’ and ready to take part in the next series.

‘Jamie was devastated when he couldn’t carry on because of his nasty foot injury.

‘He went through a lot of physiotherapy to get well again and now he’s completely recovered. Jamie has been in contact with the BBC and has confirmed he’s fighting fit and that he’s more than able to take part in the next series.’


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After sixteen years, the show has never NOT aired on our screens. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, civillians are currently under strict rules to keep at least 2m apart from one another and to only leave their homes for essential trips such as exercise and food shopping.

We don’t yet know when we may start to return to normal life. So, Jamie will need to hang up his dancing shoes for the time being…

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