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Strictly Come Dancing have majority of 2020 stars signed up including Jamie Laing

Mirror logo Mirror 20/06/2020 Susan Knox

Strictly Come Dancing bosses have the majority of the stars already signed up for the much-anticipated 2020 series.

While the BBC One show still hangs in doubt due to social distancing measures, producers have been busy gathering the stars.

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Bosses now have the majority of the 15 celebrities signed up.

Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 31, is hotly tipped as one of the leading stars this year after he was forced to pull out of the show last year due to an injury.

Jamie was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher, who actually went on to win the series.

Jamie Laing in a blue shirt: Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 31, is hotly tipped as one of the leading stars this year © PA Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 31, is hotly tipped as one of the leading stars this year

The reality TV favourite was one of fourteen celebrities who signed up for the hit dance show in 2019.

Despite this, Jamie was the unlucky one from the bunch as he suffered a painful foot injury before even making it to the dance floor for his first competitive routine.

The unfortunate mishap saw him pull out of the lineup after taking part in the launch event.

Jamie landed awkwardly on his right foot and damaged a tendon which caused him significant pain.

a group of people standing on a stage posing for the camera: Jamie was one of fourteen celebrities who signed up for the hit dance show in 2019 © Mike Marsland/WireImage Jamie was one of fourteen celebrities who signed up for the hit dance show in 2019

This meant he could no longer carry on with the gruelling rehearsals, leaving Kelvin to take his place and ultimately win the show.

But bosses are now determined the Made In Chelsea star should come onboard again, according to reports.

"Jamie was devastated when he couldn't carry on because of his nasty foot injury," one source told the Sun.

"He went through a lot of physiotherapy to get well again [and] has been in contact with the BBC to confirm he's fighting fit and that he's more than able to take part in the next series."

a boy wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Strictly bosses are now determined the Made In Chelsea star should come onboard again © Fubar Radio Strictly bosses are now determined the Made In Chelsea star should come onboard again

While he missed out last year, it looks as though he will be back in action this autumn to battle it out for the highly sought after title.

Other celebrities rumoured to bust some moves on the 2020 series include Love Island's Iain Stirling, Katie Price, Joe Wicks and Michelle Keegan.

Chris Evans, Stacey Solomon, Alan Carr and Cheryl are also names that have been thrown into the Strictly hat.

The 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing is set to be a completely different format to previous years.

Michelle Keegan talking on a cell phone: Michelle Keegan is rumoured to be joining the 2020 series © Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Michelle Keegan is rumoured to be joining the 2020 series

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, BBC bosses will be hoping the situation has improved enough by the end of summer so Strictly season can start.

They have come up with a number of genius ideas to ensure the health and safety of both cast and crew members.

Once training is underway, contestants could be given weekly coronavirus tests if they are available.

Daily temperature checks will also be a priority for the dancing celebs.

”We could start with one scenario and then change it in line with restrictions being eased,” a source told the Mirror.

"All these plans are subject to change. It only takes one spike, and we’re back at square one."

Last night a BBC spokesman said: "The entire Strictly family are working hard to ensure everyone can enjoy some much needed sparkle later this year."

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