Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing 'signs up for Strictly Come Dancing'

Jamie Laing

Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2019.

The regular of the E4 series has apparently joined this year's line up despite Strictly's rumoured reluctance to feature 'reality stars'.

Jamie has appeared on Made In Chelsea since its second series in 2011 and has also featured on shows including Celebrity Great British Bake Off.

A source shared with The Sun newspaper: “They said previously that low-rent reality stars like Jamie would not be allowed on the show but things now seem to have changed.

“There’s only so many famous faces out there so clearly they have decided enough is enough and have had to retreat a bit in order to get enough celebs for this year.”

Jamie might not be the only reality star on this year's Strictly line up, with Love Island's Amber Davies also tipped for the cast.

The winner of the 2017 series of the ITV2 dating show is currently appearing in 9 to 5 The Musical in London's West End.

Although no names have been confirmed yet, other rumoured celebrity contestants include Drag Race star Michelle Visage, Olympic rower James Cracknell, Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley, Blue Peter's Radzi Chinyanganya, Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, popstars Keith Duffy and Natasha Hamilton and model Vogue Williams.

Meanwhile, this week Strictly Come Dancing confirmed Darcey Bussell's replacement, announcing Motsi Mabuse as the new judge.

She's appeared on the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, called Let's Dance, first as a professional dancer and since 2011 as a judge.

Former German Latin Champion and South African Champion Motsi Mabuse is also the sister of current Strictly professional dancer Oti Mabuse.

Motsi said: “I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel. I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can’t wait to get started!”

Motsi joins Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and head judge Shirley Ballas on the new Strictly Come Dancing panel.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will launch in September on BBC One.

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