Jamie Laing Thanks His 'Broken Foot' After His Strictly Replacement Kelvin Fletcher Wins Series

The Made In Chelsea star was forced to pull out of the series due to injury.

Jamie Laing has jokingly thanked his “broken foot” after Kelvin Fletcher won this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The former Emmerdale actor stepped in to replace the Made In Chelsea star on the line-up after the latter had to pull out due to injury.

After watching his original partner Oti Mabuse lift the Glitterball Trophy with Kelvin, he tweeted: “Congratulations to @kelvin_fletcher and @OtiMabuse you guys rocked it!!

“Thank god for my broken foot #StrictlyFinal.”

One of Jamie’s followers replied: “I love you Jamie but – yes thank god because I have never seen dancing like these 2! Wow.”

Jamie’s name also began trending on Twitter as viewers also rushed to make similar jokes.

Jamie Laing
Jamie Laing
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Jamie had admitted he was “upset and devastated” to have to pull out of Strictly in early September, having hurt himself during filming for the pre-recorded launch show.

He had to wear a surgical boot for eight weeks after breaking his foot, and later returned to the ballroom to watch Kelvin and Oti take to the floor for the first time.

Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher
Oti Mabuse and Kelvin Fletcher
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Saturday’s live final saw Kelvin and Oti beat EastEnders star Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke, and Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden to the Glitterball Trophy.

The pair performed two routines from earlier in the series – a Samba and a Rhumba – as well as a specially created Showdance.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood admitted their Rhumba had got him “hot under the collar, darling”, while Motsi Mabuse – Oti’s sister – raised laughs from the studio audience when she commented on Kelvin’s “beautiful muscles” and his ability to “use them”.

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