Strictly’s Jamie Laing claims viewers prejudged him as a ‘posh blond fool’
He went into this 12 months’s Strictly Come Dancing assured he might win.
However after discovering himself within the dance off thrice, the percentages are firmly stacked towards Jamie Laing lifting the coveted glitterball trophy subsequent weekend.
The Made In Chelsea star, 32, informed the Every day Mail on Friday that his stint on the fact present could possibly be responsible, as viewers could have prejudged him as a ‘posh blond fool’ when he first appeared within the dance competitors.
False impression: Strictly’s Jamie Laing claimed he ended up within the present’s first dreaded dance off as a result of viewers prejudged him as a ‘posh blond fool’
Jamie claimed the ‘false impression’ alongside together with his ‘excitable’ persona on the present could have left ‘hardcore’ Strictly followers reluctant to vote for him.
Jamie, whose great-grandfather based McVities, stated that after he and his associate Karen Hauer, 38, discovered themselves within the backside two in week one, he thought his participation could be brief lived.
He informed the Mail: ‘I went into Strictly pondering “that is going to be superb, I’ll attain the ultimate, I’ll win it, it should be nice” after which I used to be within the dance off the primary week and I used to be like “nicely that is going to be a really brief lived fairytale”.
‘We’re now within the semi-final and there was no approach we thought we might get right here, however we’re right here and you recognize the perfect factor is each single week we put a lot effort into it, we actually actually work laborious.
Doing his finest: Jamie stated of beginning the present, ‘I went into Strictly pondering “that is going to be superb, I’ll attain the ultimate, I’ll win it”… after which I used to be within the dance off’
‘Despite the fact that we’re within the dance off and getting by way of we’re simply satisfied to bits due to it.’
Jamie stated he hoped his enjoyable and upbeat perspective to the prime time BBC1 present had helped him show the ‘false impression’ mistaken.
In addition to the primary dance off, Jamie and Karen ended up within the backside two once more within the final two weeks – however obtained the backing of the judges to proceed within the competitors.
Discussing his common appearances within the dance off, he stated: ‘It is most likely all the way down to a variety of issues.
Candid: Requested if his actuality TV previous could have affected viewers’ attitudes, he stated: ‘ Numerous individuals noticed what they thought was only a posh blond fool approaching their TV’
‘I am undoubtedly not the perfect dancer – as a lot as I prefer to assume I used to be or was going to be – I am undoubtedly not the perfect dancer. It is simply a kind of issues, the competitors is fairly tight, it is fairly shut.’
He added: ‘I’m very excitable, and run round with numerous power and issues like that and maybe the hardcore Strictly followers don’t love routines that we do.’
Requested if his actuality TV background could have affected viewers’ attitudes, he stated: ‘Undoubtedly there’s most likely conception or a false impression of what I’m like or what I used to be going to be like.
‘Numerous individuals noticed what they thought was only a posh blond fool approaching their TV. They most likely thought “we’re not going to vote for him”.
Saved: In addition to the primary dance off, Jamie and Karen Hauer ended up within the backside two once more within the final two weeks – however obtained the backing of the judges to proceed to the semi-finals
‘However I feel what’s hopefully nice concerning the present is that it has modified, hopefully, individuals’s notion just a little bit, they usually simply see that I am truly perhaps fairly a sort boy and that is factor.
‘There’s undoubtedly a false impression generally and rightly or wrongly that is the case as a result of Made In Chelsea is a sure TV present and also you’re mirrored in a sure approach.
‘However what’s nice about Strictly is it provides you that chance to vary these individuals’s opinions.’
Jamie was speculated to be in final 12 months’s sequence however was pressured to give up the competitors with a foot harm.
Jamie, who’s relationship Made In Chelsea co-star Sophie Habboo, stated ‘every part occurs for a purpose’ and he was meant to bop with Miss Hauer this 12 months.
‘Doing it this 12 months has been unbelievable,’ he stated. ‘Numerous causes, you recognize the truth that this complete horrible 12 months occurred after which we nonetheless get to do that superb TV present…placing on a TV present with out the pandemic is tough sufficient not to mention with a pandemic.
‘I feel undoubtedly for some purpose it was meant to occur, even Karen and I as companions – we’re unbelievable companions with one another.
Success: Jamie, who topped the leaderboard together with his Couple’s Alternative (pictured), added: ‘what’s nice about Strictly is it provides you that chance to vary these individuals’s opinions’
‘I used to be going to be partnered with Oti and I feel Oti is unbelievable, she’s superb and we get on so nicely however maybe it might have been a distinct partnership to Karen and I, I do not know, and perhaps not a greater one or one I simply could not inform you.
‘All I do know is that Karen and I are a tremendous partnership, an unbelievable partnership,’ he gushed.
The pair can be dancing the Salsa and Quickstep within the semi-final on Saturday evening, which begins at 7pm on BBC1.
Dynamic duo: Jamie was initially set to seem within the 2019 sequence however pulled out due to an harm, and claimed it was ‘meant to be’ as he and Karen are ‘unbelievable companions’
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