Strictly’s Jamie Laing chews gum to combat bad breath for Karen Hauer’s sake

Strictly recruit Jamie Laing has told that he’s chewed through ‘400 packs’ of gum since starting the show.

And its all for the sake of pro dancing partner Karen Hauer, so she doesn’t have to deal with his bad breath.

The Made In Chelsea star, 31, says being in close proximity to her has been “awful” because of it.

“I have been through about 400 packs of chewing gum so far just to make sure that my breath doesn’t stink when I am so close to her,” he said.

But Jamie and Karen “clicked” from the start, he added, meaning the awkwardness of dancing with someone he’d never met quickly dissolved.

The Wanted star Max George, actress Caroline Quentin and comedian Bill Bailey are among the other big names taking part.

YouTuber and singer HRVY currently tops the leaderboard, closely followed by EastEnders’ Maisie Smith.

And Olympic boxing champ Nicola Adams is making Strictly history as one half of the show’s first same-sex competing couple.

*Strictly returns to BBC One on Saturday at 7:10pm.

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