Jamie Laing unsure he'll return to Strictly Come Dancing next year after 'nasty' injury

Jamie Laing unsure he'll return to Strictly Come Dancing next year after 'nasty' injury


Jamie Laing was devastated when he was forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing 2019 just weeks ago, after sustaining an injury during the launch show.

The Made in Chelsea star currently has his foot in a cast and is on crutches, while it will take around eight weeks for the injury to heel.

During a performance with the other celebrities and the professional dancers, shown on Saturday night, the star felt a sharp pain like “stepping on glass” rush through his foot.

It was revealed he’d sustained a “nasty tear” in a ligament in his foot, with four specialists confirming he would not be able to perform.

Jamie Laing isn’t sure he will return to Strictly Come Dancing

 

Speaking on This Morning in his first TV interview since his exit from the BBC series, Jamie, who has been replaced by Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, revealed he wasn’t sure if he’d ever be able to do the series again.

He explained: “I don’t know. [The injury is] not a long standing thing, it’s more that it’s one of those shows that everyone wants to do.

“Everyone wants to be a part of it, and my time was then and my journey didn’t go to plan.”

Jamie revealed details on his foot injury

Jamie insisted on looking to the positives though, with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield even offering him a space on the Dancing on Ice 2020 line-up.

Admitting he’d be up for it, he also said he’d like to do I’m A Celebrity joking: “I’ll do them all.”

Jamie confessed he cried when the decision was made for him to leave the show, as he and producers decided it wasn’t right for him to continue given his injury.

Jamie was forced to quit Strictly after being injured during the launch

He also admitted that he knew something was wrong as soon as he felt the pain, but dance partner Oti Mabuse told him to keep dancing.

Jamie told Holly and Phil: “It was like stepping on glass. I grabbed Oti and said, ‘Something’s happened, something has happened in my foot’ and she said ‘Just dance!’.

“The show must go on and being British, you just smile and go through the entire thing.”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10:30am on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.



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