Jamie Laing Reveals The Surprising Truth About His Strictly Come Dancing Injury

The Made In Chelsea star lost his place on last year's line-up after hurting his foot.

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Former Strictly Come Dancing star Jamie Laing has revealed a surprising detail about the injury that cost him his place on last year’s line-up.

The Made In Chelsea star was one of 14 stars who signed up for the BBC ballroom show in 2019, even taking part in the series’ pre-recorded launch show.

However, he and partner Oti Mabuse never made it to the dance floor together, as Jamie suffered an injury to his foot during the first group number that meant he was unable to compete.

Jamie Laing
Jamie Laing

Speaking to Fubar Radio’s Access All Areas, the reality star admitted something that had previously been left out of the story.

“To tell you a little secret, the reason why I got it [the injury] was because I bought on Amazon these little things called lifts that give you a little bit more height in the old shoes,” he explained. “Don’t buy those! Terrible things.”

After leaving the contest, Jamie was replaced by former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, who went on to win the whole series.

Reigning Strictly champion Kelvin Fletcher
Reigning Strictly champion Kelvin Fletcher
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Jamie has now admitted that he was so impressed with his own Billy Elliot-esque moves during rehearsals, that he was convinced he was going to land the Glitterball Trophy himself, joking: “I would have fucking won that! One hundred percent, I had that!”

“The very first show when I honestly thought I was Billy Elliot, I was like, ‘this is my dream to be here right now. I’m going to win and I’m gonna be the UK’s sweetheart. It’s written in the stars!’.”

Following his exit, Jamie was heavily rumoured to have been offered a place on this year’s Strictly, although exactly what form the series will take remains unclear, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures.


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