Jamie Laing is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 18th series of the NTA and Bafta award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.
Jamie Laing is a television personality and entrepreneur.
Jamie Laing says: “Here we go again, hopefully this time I can last long enough so my mum can see me dance. The reason I’m doing it, is to make my mum proud but all I did last year was make her even more disappointed. Let’s change that this year, can’t wait!”
TV personality and entrepreneur Jamie Laing has appeared in the award-winning television series Made In Chelsea since 2011. Following his debut on the show, Jamie starred in BBC Three’s Murder In Successville, Channel 4’s In Bed With Jamie and hosted his own Saturday show on Heat Radio. His podcast Private Parts, which he co-hosts with Francis Boulle, has featured guest such as Jack Whitehall and Elizabeth Day. Earlier this year saw the launch of Jamie’s new BBC Sounds podcast 6 Degrees From Jamie And Spencer, which he co-hosts with Spencer Matthews. Jamie is an ambassador for the YoungMinds organisation and regularly supports children’s charity Barnardos and their work in fundraising events to help vulnerable children. Other credits include Channel 4’s Celebrity Hunted For Stand Up To Cancer and BBC One’s Comic Relief documentary Famous, Rich And Hungry. As well as his media presence, Jamie is also a successful businessman, having founded the sweets brand Candy Kittens in 2012.
The news was revealed this morning on ITV’s This Morning.
The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.