Jamie Laing

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Jamie Laing
Born (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 31)
Oxford, England
Education
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • actor
Years active2011–present
TelevisionMade in Chelsea

Jamie Laing (born 3 November 1988) is an Entrepreneur, English television personality and actor. He is the founder of the confectionery company Candy Kittens and best known for appearing on the reality television series Made in Chelsea since the second series in 2011. He runs and hosts 2 podcasts, Private Parts and a BBC Podcast, ‘6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer’. As an actor, he has appeared in shows such as Hollyoaks, Murder In Successville and Drunk History.

Early life[edit]

Laing was born in Oxford in 1988. His parents are named Penny and Nicholas. He has an older brother, Alexander and a younger sister, Emily.[1]

He attended Radley College, Mander Portman Woodward and later the University of Leeds where he studied Theatre and Performance.

Laing is also an heir of Sir Alexander Grant, 1st Baronet, the creator of the McVitie's digestive biscuit in 1892.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2011, Laing came into the public eye through the E4 constructed reality show Made in Chelsea, joining the show in the second series.

He has made numerous guest appearances on shows such as Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Jonathan Ross Show, Loose Women, Viral Tap, Reality Bites, First Dates, Celebrity Juice, Safeword, The Apprentice: You're Fired!, This Morning, CelebAbility, I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp, Virtually Famous, Good Morning Britain, The Crystal Maze, Through the Keyhole, Up Late with Rylan, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, The Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer, Lorraine, The Time It Takes, Sunday Brunch, Joe Lycett's Got Your Back and Love Island: Aftersun.

In 2014, he participated in the TV programme Famous, Rich and Hungry.[3]

Laing is also the founder of his own confectionery company, Candy Kittens, the fastest growing confectionery company in the UK.[4][5]

In 2016, he played a fashion show attendee in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

In 2017, he played a doctor in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks.

In 2017, he appeared on the first series of Celebrity Hunted alongside his Made in Chelsea co-star, Spencer Matthews.

In 2018, he filmed a Channel 4 Documentary called Famous and Fighting Crime, in which he became a volunteer policeman in Peterborough.

He also runs and hosts a podcast, Private Parts, with his friend Francis Boulle as well as starting a BBC podcast ‘6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer’, again with Spencer Matthews.

Laing was named as one of the celebrities to star in the seventeenth series of Strictly Come Dancing in August 2019; however a foot injury led him to withdraw on 5 September, two days before the launch show was aired. He was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher, who went on to win the series. The following year, he was announced as a contestant on the eighteenth series.

Personal life[edit]

Laing has previously been in relationships with Made in Chelsea co-stars Frankie Gaff and Tara Keeney. He also dated French model Heloise Agostinelli.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellie Austin, Interviews by (22 January 2017). "Relative Values: Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing and his mother, Penny" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  2. ^ Hogan, Michael (20 March 2018). "Jamie Laing, heir to the McVitie's fortune, makes the worst cake ever: The Great Celebrity Bake Off - episode 3 review" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. ^ Plunkett, John (14 February 2014). "Benefits Street producer makes BBC Sports Relief series on food poverty" – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. ^ "The Journey". Candy Kittens.
  5. ^ Burn-Callander, Rebecca (26 November 2015). "Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing to crowdfund £300,000 for Candy Kittens" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Jamie Laing plans to move in with girlfriend 'one day'". www.femalefirst.co.uk.

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