Jamie Laing isn’t worried about the Strictly Come Dancing ‘curse’

Jamie Laing says he has no worried about the supposed Strictly Come Dancing curse.


Over the years, Strictly has been blamed for breaking up couples while celebrity contestants have ended up with their pro partners.

Last year’s show saw winner Stacey Dooley break up with her boyfriend and start dating Kevin Clifton, while comedian Seann Walsh was pictured snogging his pro partner Katya Jones.

But Jamie, who is currently dating his Made In Chelsea co-star Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo, is sure he won’t be involved in any drama.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The Strictly curse is where you dance with your dance partner, get really close to them… I think that’s what happened to Seann Walsh.

“So many people have got with their Strictly dancers. I will still be seeing Habboo, I’m not going to start kissing my dancer!”

It was reported recently that Jamie will continue to film for Made In Chelsea while taking part in Strictly Come Dancing.


Jaime has been a regular on the E4 series since series 2 in 2011 and will be back for the upcoming 18th series this autumn.

The reality star was confirmed as one of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants last week.

He made the announcement during an appearance on ITV’s Loose Women, saying: “I am beyond thrilled to be asked to be on Strictly, the only person potentially more thrilled is my mother. I have finally become the son she hoped for!”

Jamie joins a Strictly Come Dancing line up that also includes footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey, EastEnders star Emma Barton, social media star Saffron Barker, actress Catherine Tyldesley, BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell, CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual and Viscountess Emma Weymouth.


They’re joined by RuPaul Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, footballer and presenter Alex Scott, DJ Dev Griffin and Olympian James Cracknell.

Strictly will start on BBC One in September.