Jamie Laing pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing with injury

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Laing appeared at the Strictly launch at the end of August

Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing has pulled out of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing after injuring his foot while recording the launch show.

He will be seen in the pre-recorded launch episode on BBC One on Saturday, but won’t play any further part.

“I’m absolutely devastated that I’m unable to continue in the competition,” the 30-year-old said. “I was so excited to hit the dance floor.”

At the weekend, he was seen on crutches and with a protective boot on his foot.

No details have been released about whether he will be replaced.

“I would like to wish the lovely couples all the very best and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest,” he added.

Executive producer Sarah James said: “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.”

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