& # 39; I thought he was withdrawing! & # 39; Strictly looking viewers bewildered by the appearance of Jamie Laing on the launch show after being forced to stop due to foot injury
Strictly Come Dancing fans got confused after seeing Jamie Laing in the Saturday night episode, despite having withdrawn from the show this week.
30-year-old Made In Chelsea was forced to leave the series early after sustaining a foot injury and admitting that he & # 39; broke & # 39; was not to participate.
However, the launch episode was pre-recorded before Jamie dropped out, causing some fans to wonder why the reality star still seemed to be on the show.
Baffled: Strictly Come Dancing fans got confused after seeing Jamie Laing in the Saturday night episode, despite having withdrawn from the show this week
A viewer wrote: & # 39; I thought Jamie Laing was no longer on the show? & # 39; while another said: & # 39; Totally confused. Didn't Jamie Laing damage herself? Did you think the show was live? & # 39;
Another fan was confused about the pre-recorded show and tweeted: & Is it strictly live tonight? Did you think Jamie Laing was out? & # 39;
Jamie joined his fellow celebrities in Saturday's show, where the stars learned who their professional dance partners would be.
The Made In Chelsea star was with Oti Mabuse during the launch and looked excited when the couple hugged.
Injury: Jamie had to leave the show early after he sustained a foot injury and admitted that he & # 39; destroyed & # 39; was not to participate
Speaking of the show in a VT post after the launch was recorded, Jamie discussed his injury, which he revealed would take eight weeks to recover from.
He said: When I started, I felt a bang and a searing pain in my foot. There is defo swelling and defo tissue damage.
& # 39; Due to my injury, I am going on a boat for eight weeks to recover, which means I cannot participate in the show.
& # 39; I wish all my fellow participants every success and I welcome with or without the boot. & # 39;
Response: viewers went to social media to ask why Jamie Laing was present in the episode after the announcement that he had stopped
Jamie confirmed that he had lost weight Thursday by uploading a video message in which the news was published when the 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;
Show: The Made In Chelsea star worked with Oti Mabuse during the launch and looked excited when the couple hugged
A representative of the show confirmed that: & # 39; Unfortunately, Jamie can no longer participate in this year's series due to an injury.
& # 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;
He was depicted this week on crutches around London with his foot wrapped in a protective moon boot, with fans speculating that he should leave the show.
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;
Recovery: Jamie spoke about the show in a VT message after the launch was recorded and discussed his injury, which he revealed will take eight weeks to recover from
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