Jamie Laing's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing has been announced
Jamie Laing's replacement on this year's Strictly Come Dancing has been revealed.
The Made in Chelsea star was forced to pull out after suffering an injury during rehearsals last week.
It has been announced that Kelvin Fletcher, of Emmerdale fame, will take his place.
Kelvin, best known for playing Andy Sugden on the popular soap will now partner with professional dancer Oti Mabuse, replacing Jamie.
Confirming the news on his personal Instagram account, Kelvin wrote:
"Is this really happening @bbcstrictly ?!!!! Absolutely BUZZING!"
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Is this really happening @bbcstrictly ?!!!! Absolutely BUZZING! ❤️????
Jamie also took to social media to say that he was disappointed his Strictly experience came to an end so quickly but he would tune in and support the contestants each week.
I’m so excited that @bbcstrictly is starting tonight!! It’s so upsetting my journey ended so quickly but it doesn’t mean I won’t be supporting everyone each week!! Can’t wait to watch!!! X https://t.co/BsiDs5FswB
— Jamie Laing (@JamieLaing_UK) September 7, 2019
Earlier this week, BBC confirmed that Jamie was no longer able to take part in the dancing competition.
"Sadly due to an injury, Jamie Laing will no longer be able to take part in this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.
"As the Strictly launch show is pre-recorded, Jamie will still feature in this programme which airs Saturday, September 7."
Executive producer, Sarah James added:
"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."