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Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Jamie Laing breaks down in tears at video message from dad

Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing proved to be an emotional one, after Jamie Laing broke down in tears following a video message from his dad.

The Made in Chelsea star teared up on the programme after receiving the footage from home, saying that he had always wanted to make his parents proud.

The reality star and his professional partner Karen Hauer impressed the judges with their quickstep, which was inspired by life on an American farm. The dance earlier a total score 24 out of 30.

After the performance, Jamie’s father Nick Laing appeared over video link to say how impressed he was with the reality star’s efforts in the competition.

When asked by presenter Claudia Winkelman if he’d expected Jamie to come so far, Nick replied: ‘Not in a million years.’

‘For someone who danced since he was in Primary School, I didn’t think he’d make it past the first week!’ he added.


Seeing his dad on the show made Jamie emotional, and he fought back tears as he said: ‘It’s amazing when you make your parents proud.’

‘Sorry!’ he said, composing himself before blowing a kiss to the camera.

Jamie is one of the five celebrities still left in the series, in what has been called one of the most competitive series of the show ever.


Bill Bailey, HRVY, Ranvir Singh and Maisie Smith are still in contention and hoping to progress to the final later this month. Maisie achieved the first perfect score of the series on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jamie recently heaped praise on girlfriend Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo. The Made In Chelsea favourite, 32, has been dating his E4 co-star for around a year, but he was one of the favourites to be hit with the Strictly curse earlier this year.

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Jamie Laing is dating co-star Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo(Picture: Rex)

The star spoke to about proving the doubters wrong, saying: ‘When you find someone in your life who is better than you, if you find anything in life right that you really want to keep hold of, it doesn’t matter what it is, a relationship, anything, you’d be a fool to let it go.’

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday at 7.30pm on BBC One.


Credit: Original article published here.

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