Strictly’s Jamie Laing moans in pain and shows off cuts on his feet after tough first day of training

STRICTLY'S Jamie Laing moaned in pain and showed off painful looking cuts on his feet after a tough first day of training.

The 31-year-old reality star updated his fans on the gruelling dance rehearsals that have left his body “stiffer than anything”.

Earlier this week, the Made in Chelsea star revealed that he was finding Strictly preparation “tough and intense” after getting painful blisters from training.

The TV star shared a clip of his sore feet as he took a well deserved soak in the bath after a long day of training.

It looks like the demanding sessions have taken its toll on the TV star, with Jamie moaning: “Oh no, my body hurts. Help, oh wow!”

He even tried to channel actor Channing Tatum by dressing up in the Hollywood hunk's iconic Step Up dance gear from the American hit movie.

The Candy Kittens founder took to social media to share the snap, writing: “So I woke up this morning and decided to dress a little like Channing Tatum from Step Up thinking it would help with my dancing.”

He joked: “All it did was make me look like a man child in clothes to big for him.”

Jamie recently insisted that he is "definitely" going to win the show, after he had to drop out last year because of injury.

The reality star has boasted that his "rhythm" and "instant talent" are just two of the many reasons why he insists he'll clinch the Glitterball trophy.

Last year he was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher, who actually did win the show.

Speaking on his 6 Degrees From Jamie and Spencer podcast, Jamie said he is going to be the champ "without a doubt".

Spencer also revealed that he's gone as far as placing a bet on his best mate ahead of the competition.

After Jamie was forced to pull out of last year's Strictly due to a painful injury at the 11th hour, Spencer thinks this year is Jamie's year.

He said: "It is great news, I think you've got a really good chance. I put an outside bet on you as well."

To which Jamie – who is godfather to Spencer's newborn baby, Gigi – boasted: "What do you mean you put an outside bet on me? You don't need to put an outside bet on me… obviously, I'm going to win it."

The BBC ballroom stalwart is about to return to screens for its eighteenth instalment and now the safety measures they'll be implementing to allow the show happen infront of an audience have been revealed.

Show producers have confirmed that family bubbles of four will be allowed watch the show at their Hertfordshire's Elstree Studios.

The live studio audience will also be expected to wear face masks and of course, social distancing will be compulsory. 

Revealing production's plans, a tweet read: "To make the most of limited space we’ll have in the studio this year because of our social distancing measures, for the first time ever tickets will be allocated to groups of four, allowing you to come along as a family bubble/household group.

"We'll be able to seat family groups of up to four people from the same household/social bubble at cabaret tables and in balcony seating.

"Cabaret tables and balcony seats will be allocated randomly, in advance of your arrival at the studio."

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