Telling viewers he’s got “a little bit of rhythm,” Laing also admitted he has some experience on the dancefloor, having taken a contemporary dance course while studying at the University of Leeds.
In a statement, he added: “I am beyond thrilled to be asked to be on Strictly, the only person potentially more thrilled is my mother. I have finally become the son she hoped for!”
Of course, Strictly won’t be Laing’s first TV appearance. As well as featuring in C4’s Made in Chelsea since 2011, he’s also appeared on – deep breath – First Dates, Celebrity Juice, The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, This Morning, CelebAbility, Hollyoaks, Celebrity Bake Off, Celebrity Hunted, The Crystal Maze and Love Island: Aftersun.
Laing is also the founder of confectionary company Candy Kittens.