Fans of Strictly Come Dancing were furious after the launch show last night as dance pro fave Oti Mabuse was left without a celeb partner.
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) September 7, 2019
But they needn’t have worried, as the show has announced Jamie does have a replacement, and he’s a popular choice!
Former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher will be pulling on the Lycra and sequins…
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The 35-year-old father of two confirmed: “It’s been the most surreal week of my life.
“I’m a massive fan of Strictly so it’s incredible. I’m so happy that I can be a part of it.
“I can’t imagine going through all this excitement and then having to pull out.
“My thoughts are with him – he seems like a fantastic guy and I hope he’s doing OK.”
Fans, including Emmerdale actress and former SCD star Lisa Riley, are thrilled with Kelvin’s sign-up…
— Anne Gregory (@LoveforKieronx) September 8, 2019
— Karen (@Karen55555) September 8, 2019
Ok now @bbcstrictly have added @kelvin_fletcher to the family I have now got my PERFECT TOP THREE!!Which are @kelvin_fletcher @Cath_Tyldesley and Diva Gem @michellevisage should be a giddy year 💛👏🏼💛Keeeeeeeeep Watching!!! Two PROPER Northeners, and a New York Queen💛#Strictly
— Lisa Jane riley (@Reallisariley) September 8, 2019
Jamie was devastated to lose his spot on the show, saying: “I’m absolutely devastated that I’m unable to continue in the competition, I was so excited to hit the dance floor!
“I would like to wish the lovely couples all the very best and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest.”
Hopefully we’ll see him given another shot in 2020!
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