Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher has stated that his Strictly Come Dancing stint is a & # 39; dream come true & # 39; while he is preparing to replace the injured Jamie Laing in the BBC competition series.
In a clip that was posted to his Instagram account on Sunday, the actor, 35, squeaked excitedly when he discussed his upcoming performance in the TV program, where he will collaborate with professional dancer Oti Mabuse.
The soap star also wanted Made In Chelsea's Jamie, 30, a speedy recovery after damaging the tendon in his right foot, which cost him his position in the series.
Delighted: Kelvin Fletcher has stated that his upcoming stint on Strictly Come Dancing is a & # 39; dream come true & # 39; while he is preparing to replace the injured Jamie Laing in the BBC competition series
A delighted Kelvin said in the video: & Hey, guys, I just thought I'd say I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the response I've received so far. I can't believe it, it's a dream come true. & # 39;
The driver admitted that he is not the best dancer and added: & # 39; Those who know me, after a few beers, I love music and I love to dance, but that doesn't mean I'm good at it become! Once you've done choreography and a few dance moves, who knows? & # 39;
The athlete continued to express his sympathy for TV personality Jamie after his accident: & I am so excited to meet all fellow pros and the cast. It is bittersweet with Jamie's accident. I can't help but feel for him.
& # 39; So when I received the call, I immediately thought of him. Jamie, if you look at this, I wish you all the best with your recovery. I'm sorry it's in these circumstances.
Too bad: in a clip on his Instagram account on Sunday, the actor, 35, Made In Chelsea & Jamie, 30, wished a speedy recovery after damaging the tendon in his right foot
& # 39; I think of him & # 39 ;: the soap star expressed his sympathy for TV personality Jamie after his accident
& # 39; She & # 39; s the best & # 39 ;: the driver also screamed with excitement when he discussed his upcoming performance in the TV show, where he will collaborate with professional dancer Oti Mabuse
Current situation: & # 39; I am very happy. I cannot thank BBC and Strictly enough. I can't wait to dance. I am in Rome with my wife (Liz Marsland) and some friends & # 39 ;, he shared
& # 39; For me I am absolutely delighted. I cannot thank BBC and Strictly enough. I can't wait to dance. I'm in Rome with my wife (Liz Marsland) and some friends. & # 39;
The hunk was also grumbling about bringing together his new dance partner Oti, 29: & I am back home to rehearse with the beautiful Oti – I mean, she is also the best! I'm so happy. I can not wait!
& # 39; Thanks guys for all your comments, I will try to answer as many people as possible. I'm so happy. & # 39;
South African beauty Oti shared her joy about her new partner, tweeting: & When one door closes, another opens … @ kelvin_fletcher welcome to @bbcstrictly. let's do this friend, it's gonna be a nice trip. & # 39; (Sic)
Unlucky: Jamie discussed the withdrawal from the series when he was accompanied by pro Oti, 29, on Saturday's launch show
New partner: South African beauty Oti tweeted her joy about Kelvin joining the series: & # 39; When one door closes, another opens … @ kelvin_fletcher welcome to @ bbcstrictly & # 39;
He's in! The show announced that Kelvin would follow her exit on their Instagram account on Saturday
The show announced that Kelvin would follow her exit on their Instagram account on Saturday.
They said: & # 39; NEWS!: We are pleased to announce that actor Kelvin Fletcher will participate in #Strictly 2019, replacing Jamie Laing in the show. & # 39;
He was one of many celebrities in the race to replace Jamie, with the BBC series getting off to a good start later this month.
New project: he was one of many celebrities in the race to replace Jamie, with the BBC series getting off to a good start later this month (shown in Emmerdale in 2016)
Ouch: Jamie sustained his injury after a clumsy landing during the pre-recorded launch show, filmed on Bank Holiday last month
A source revealed to The sun on Saturday: & # 39; Bosses carefully consider Kelvin and think he has the mix of charisma and acting references to entertain viewers.
& # 39; Although it is uncertain whether they will ask him, his chances are just as great as anyone's at the moment, especially since Jamie's injury has come so close to the start of the series.
& # 39; Kelvin left Emmerdale to pursue other career opportunities and there are few things that are better at raising celebrity profiles than appearing on Strictly. & # 39;
MailOnline contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing for comments at the time of publication.
In the race: & # 39; Bosses carefully consider Kelvin and think he has the mix of charisma and acting references to entertain viewers & # 39;
It came after show host Tess Daly confirmed that Jamie will definitely be replaced in this year's series. She said The subway: & # 39; There is drama and we haven't even started yet!
"I can confirm that there will be a replacement and I will find out on Sunday who that is. I think that's when everyone gets the news, but that's when I find out, I know. & # 39;
Kelvin played as hunky farmer Andy Sugden in Emmerdale for 20 years and left in 2016 to take advantage of other opportunities.
Soapo hunk: Kelvin played as hunky farmer Andy Sugden in Emmerdale for 20 years and left in 2016 to pursue other opportunities
Other stars that were also tipped to replace Jamie were Emily Atack, Sam Allardyce, Vogue Williams, Scarlett Moffatt, and Tim Lovejoy.
Jamie was forced to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing 2019 after a foot injury sustained during rehearsals of the launch show last month.
Days later, the star bumped around on crutches with its foot in a protective moon boot when the news of its injury came to light.
And after much speculation about this future on the BBC show, Jamie later confirmed that he would not participate in this year's Strictly.
From! After much speculation about this future on the BBC show, Jamie later confirmed that he would not participate in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
He went to Instagram to upload a disappointed video message in which the news was published when BBC issued a statement.
He said: & # 39; Hello everyone, I just wanted to give a quick update because it has now been released. Because of my injury, I will not compete strictly this year, which is incredibly devastating and very disturbing.
& # 39; But these things happen in life, and if they do, you have to move forward and be positive. & # 39;
A representative for the show confirmed: & # 39; Unfortunately, Jamie can no longer participate in this year's series due to an injury.
Sad: The Made In Chelsea, who went to Instagram to upload a disappointed video message with the news, when the BBC issued a statement
& # 39; Because the Strictly launch show was pre-recorded, Jamie will still be featured in this program that will be broadcast on Saturday 7 September. & # 39;
Jamie added the news: & # 39; I was so excited to reach the dance floor! I want to wish the beautiful couples all the best and hope that they will fully enjoy their time in the show. & # 39;
Executive producer, Sarah James said: “We are so sad that Jamie cannot participate in the series, he had already lit the ballroom during the launch show with his boundless energy and enthusiasm. We all wish him a complete and quick recovery. & # 39;
The pre-recorded launch of Strictly Come Dancing will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday at 7:10 PM and the full series will begin on Saturday September 21.
Such a shame: the injury happened during the pre-recorded launch show
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