Jamie Laing returned to the BBC series after he was forced to withdraw from last year’s Strictly Come Dancing when he injured himself during the launch show. He was originally set to perform with Oti Mabuse but this year he’s been partnered with Karen Hauer. Opening up about how he’s been getting on so far, Jamie admitted it would have been nice to reunite with Oti, however, he thinks she would have tired of him.
He explained: “It would have been wonderful to be re-paired with Oti but at the same time everything happens for a reason and Karen and I are real buddies.
“Perhaps Oti may have hated me at some point? Who knows!
“But with Karen we get on so well and so, it kind of works. I am happy that Karen and I are partnered together without a doubt.”
Jamie went on to admit he was concerned he wouldn’t get the chance to dance this year either due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Jamie Laing details arguments with Karen Hauer ‘She tells me off’ (Image: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Jamie Laing performed the Cha Cha with Karen Hauer (Image: BBC)
But now he’s back in training room with Karen, he revealed she keeps him “in check”.
He told Mail Online: