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2020: Jamie Laing (Theatre and Performance 2011)

 

2020 finalist Jamie was due to take part in 2019 but withdrew before the live shows after suffering an injury. He didn’t waste his second opportunity, reaching the final with partner Karen Hauer.

 

Speaking to the BBC before the show started, Jamie said: “It’s one of the shows that we all grew up with. Honestly, it makes my mum proud that I’m doing it … I’m pretty damn competitive,
I don’t like losing at anything, and especially something I fell out of last year. I’m going for the win!”

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2020: Nicola Adams (Honorary LLB 2015)

 

Olympic champion boxer Nicola and her dance partner Katya Jones made Strictly history by becoming the show’s first ever same-sex pairing.

 

Nicola told the BBC: “I wanted a new challenge, something different to do. I’m always challenging myself all the time … It’s been an incredible experience.”

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