Jamie Laing quits Strictly Come Dancing after suffering injury in rehearsals

Jamie Laing has quit Strictly Come Dancing after a foot injury left him unable to walk.

The Made In Chelsea star has been seen walking around on crutches and a moon boot after falling awkwardly practicing the group dance routine.

The BBC confirmed the news of his departure and stated: ‘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.’

Jamie said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated that I’m unable to continue in the competition, I was so excited to hit the dance floor!

‘I would like to wish the lovely couples all the very best and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest.’

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.’

It’s believed that he’s going to be replaced by a new celebrity before the official live shows begin.

This story is currently being updated. 

Strictly Come Dancing starts tonight at 7.10pm on BBC One

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