The Made In Chelsea star was forced to pull out of the current series due to an injury sustained during the first group dance, with Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher roped in to replace him at the eleventh hour.
But Paddy Power reckons we havent bid farewell to Jamie on the Strictly dancefloor forever and are tipping him evens to make a dramatic comeback next year.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Paddy Power said: A lot can happen in a year, and our traders believe Jamie Laing returning to Strictly wouldnt be a surprise.
Hes short-priced to feature on next years edition of the show, hopefully next time he will manage to stay injury-free and not pull out a couple of days before the launch.
Jamies showbiz friends have also sparked speculation that hell be jiving back onto the dancefloor next autumn.
After sharing a selfie of himself and professional dance partner Oti Mabuse expressing his disappointment about leaving, reality star Oliver Proudlock commented: Cute couple. Next year animal.
Youll kill em next year Jamie, added comedian London Hughes, with Vicky Pattison also offering: Next year babes.
Meanwhile, Alex Mytton echoed a similar sentiment and said: Saw you dancing mate and if you were an emoji youd be this [dancing emoji]. Next year surely!
Jamies reps declined to comment.
Jamie addressed his untimely exit in the Strictly launch show last night, as behind-the-scenes clips showed his trip to a physio where he discovered hed have to rest his foot for eight weeks.
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As I did the first dance. As I kicked off, I felt a pop and a searing pain in my foot, Jamie said.
So I saw the physio and we have to wait for an MI and see what happens. Theres definitely swelling so theres definitely tissue damage.
Another video then showed him hobbling on crutches and he broke the sad news to viewers.
Hello everyone, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my foot, he said. Now because of the injury it means Im going to be in a boot for eight weeks recovering which means I wont be a part of the show.
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