October 25, 2020

Who is Strictly 2020 star Jamie Laing?

Who is Strictly 2020 star Jamie Laing?

JAMIE Laing first found fame on E4’s and was due to take part in Strictly 2019 but had to quit after tearing a ligament in his foot days before the launch show.

The biscuit heir will be hoping it’s second time lucky after The Sun revealed he’s ready to rumba when the dancing competition starts up again on October 24.

 Jamie Laing is taking part in Strictly 2020 after having to pull out in 2019

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Jamie Laing is taking part in Strictly 2020 after having to pull out in 2019

Who is Jamie Laing?

Jamie Laing was launched into the spotlight when he joined the cast of Made In Chelsea in series two.

He was born in Oxford on November 3 1988 and has eight siblings – two sisters from his dad’s first marriage, an older brother and younger sister from his dad’s second marriage to his mum and then a younger brother from his dad’s third wife.

His mum also has two stepchildren from her remarriage.

Jamie runs his own YouTube channel, Jamie Laing’s Happy Hour, where he shares videos of his life and has over 74,000 subscribers.

Alongside his six years on the show, the affluent Chelsea lad has also embarked on a career in the confectionery world.

Reports revealed the McVitie’s biscuit heir had opened up about his “premium gourmet sweet brand”, Candy Kittens, on his LinkedIn profile.

Why did Jamie Laing quit Strictly Come Dancing in 2019?

On September 5, 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed that Jamie had been forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing due to a foot injury.

He landed awkwardly during the group dance on the pre-recorded opening show.

The Sun revealed how Jamie was in doubt for the series after being seen on crutches at the weekend.

 Jamie Laing is a favourite in Made In Chelsea

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Jamie Laing is a favourite in Made In ChelseaCredit: Getty Images

Does Jamie Laing have a girlfriend?

Jaime is loved up with his MIC co-star Sophie Habboo.

It had been reported that the couple had split.

However a spokesman for Sophie reassured The Sun: “They are very much together.”

 His MIC journey has been a long one... which has even taken the cast to France and New York

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His MIC journey has been a long one… which has even taken the cast to France and New YorkCredit: Channel 4

What is Jamie Laing’s net worth?

Jamie has a net worth of approximately £2million.

What’s happened to Jamie on Made In Chelsea?

Throughout Jamie’s time on the show, his tumultuous love life has been eagerly followed by MIC viewers.

In series three, there was a very awkward love triangle between Spencer Matthews, Jamie and Louise Thompson.

Making up his mind on the women he fancied seemed to be a recurring theme for the Casanova.

He struggled to decide if he liked Phoebe Lettice or Tara Keeney in series five, before his love for Lucy Watson blossomed later that year.

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After that relationship, he dated Jess Woodley, Naz Gharai and Frankie Gaff.

However, The Sun Online revealed in 2017 how Jamie was using dating app Bumble after Frankie kissed Dan Edgar while on holiday and the relationship finished for good.

In February 2018 it was revealed he is dating Heloise Agostinelli, who made her debut on MIC in March 2018.

Jamie is currently casually dating fellow Made In Chelsea star Sophie Habboo.

 Jamie made his acting debut on Hollyoaks in 2017

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Jamie made his acting debut on Hollyoaks in 2017Credit: LIME PICTURES

What other shows has Jamie Laing been on?

Starring on MIC has opened many avenues for Jamie in the world of .

In February 2019, he took part in Channel 4 four-part series Famous And Fighting Crime that pretty much does what it says on the tin – it’s famous people fighting crime on the UK’s streets.

But many people will also recognise him from shows including First Dates and Celebrity Hunted.

Jamie’s wit and likeable personality has landed him spots as a panellist on comedy programmes 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You.

Not all of his telly appearances have been easy viewing though, as viewers were left feeling queasy during his segment on I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp.

Jamie and Vicky Pattison turned stomachs when they gagged on some eyeballs as they attempted to swallow them.

Fans were also disgusted at the state of his dirty flat when the rich business owner appeared on Through The Keyhole.

Has Jamie Laing been in any acting roles?

Jamie branched into “serious” acting in 2017 with an appearance on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

The platinum-haired millionaire had a cameo as an NHS doctor in an episode of the Chester-set soap, during dark scenes involving Marnie, James and a hospitalised Mac Nightingale.

Jamie shared his excitement about his appearance, tweeting “My dreams came true!!” — and added he felt “all the emotions in one” about it.

He’s also had parts in Murder In Successville and Drunk History.

Who are Jamie Laing’s parents?

Jamie’s parents are Nicholas and Penny Laing.

The Made in Chelsea star is heir to the McVities biscuits fortune which was founded by his great great grandfather Alexander Grant.