Jamie Laing is the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Jamie Laing
Jamie Laing. Photo: BBC

Television personality and businessman Jamie Laing is the eleventh contestant to be named for this years series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 17th series of the NTA and Bafta award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Jamie says: “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 hosts the podcast Private Parts alongside actor-comedian Francis Boulle. Jamie has also appeared on Celebrity Hunted, The Great British Bake Off and Famous And Fighting Crime. Jamie has appeared in the award-winning television series Made In Chelsea since 2011.

As well as his media presence, Jamie is also a successful businessman, having founded the sweets brand Candy Kittens in 2012.

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