Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Jamie Laing backs Nicola Adams to bounce back from Strictly disappointment

Strictly Come Dancing star Jamie Laing has backed boxer Nicola Adams to come back stronger after she was forced to quit the show (Ray Burmiston/PA)
Strictly Come Dancing star Jamie Laing has backed boxer Nicola Adams to come back stronger after she was forced to quit the show (Ray Burmiston/PA)

Strictly Come Dancing star Jamie Laing has backed boxer Nicola Adams to come back stronger after she was forced to quit the show.

Adams dropped out after her professional partner, Katya Jones, tested positive for Covid-19. They had made history this series as Strictly’s first same-sex pairing.

Reality TV regular Laing can empathise with Olympian Adams, since he dropped out of last year’s show due to injury.

Strictly Come Dancing
Jamie Laing, pictured with professional dance partner Karen Hauer, has backed Nicola Adams to recover from her Strictly disappointment (Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

He is tipping Adams to overcome the disappointment.

Laing said: “She’s a boxer, she’s going to come out of this fighting, without a doubt. She’s a very positive person and I think it’s about being positive and realising how lucky you are to be even picked at the beginning.”

Laing, best known for appearing on Made In Chelsea, said despite the tight safety protocols around this year’s Strictly, the threat posed by the virus cannot be completely eliminated.

“I think always with this whole thing, you never really know where it is. So we’re always being careful and taking precautions and just being sensible,” he said.

“And I think it’s just unfortunate, sometimes it’s just unlucky. You don’t know where everyone in the world has been, you don’t know anything. We’re being as safe as possible.

“And just unfortunately for the guys it was them. And that’s what sucks. You can’t control it, you can’t do anything about it, and we just push on.”

Laing’s professional partner, Karen Hauer, said she would welcome Adams back next year.

She said: “It would be great. Jamie came back this year, so why not? Everyone gets a second chance.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]