Strictly Come Dancing ‘re-signs Jamie Laing for 2020’ after injury disaster forced him to quit last year

Is Jamie coming back for Strictly 2020? (Picture: Rex)

Jamie Laing is giving Strictly Come Dancing another go after a mid-dance injury forced him out of last year’s competition, according to new reports.

The Made In Chelsea star was announced and ready to perform in last year’s show, even being paired up with Oti Mabuse when he tore a ligament while filming the first group dance.

‘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,’ a source told The Sun.

‘Having a place on TV’s most prestigious dancing show, then having it taken away through something that was no fault of his own was a bitter pill to swallow.’

In the routine, which was pre-recorded, Jamie jumped up from the ground, causing disaster to strike as his muscle went in his foot due the strain and sending him to hospital.

He ended up having to wear a moonboot for two months and he was forced to quit the show, with Kelvin Fletcher replacing him at the eleventh hour and going on to win the entire series.

Jamie filmed the first show when the injury took place (Picture: David Fisher/REX)
He was seen in tears as he revealed he had landed awkwardly and needed to go to hospital (Picture: BBC)

Explaining his injury on Made In Chelsea, he was seen telling 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.

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

Jamie, then replied: ‘Mate, yes, it was unbelievable. I heard them whispering, they were like “Is that Billy Elliot?”‘ Alex joked: ‘No it’s not. It’s that p***k off Made In Chelsea.’

Jamie had to wear a moon boot for two months as his foot healed (Picture: Rex)

Looks like Billy’s about to dance once more!

Despite pulling out of the show, Jamie maintained his support for Oti and the show, even congratulating her on her win.


Let’s hope he at least makes it to the live shows this time! has contacted Jamie’s reps for comment. 

Strictly Come Dancing returns at the end of 2020 on BBC One.

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