Jamie Laing insists he ISN’T heir to the McVitie’s biscuit empire

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Jamie Laing has denied claims he is the heir to the McVitie’s biscuit fortune, even though his great-grandfather started the company. 

The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, insisted that contrary to belief he doesn’t have  millions of pounds waiting for him from the iconic brand, and he’s the sole creator of his own fortune.

Along with his roles on MIC and various other TV series, Jamie has set up his own business, the vegetarian sweet company Candy Kittens.

Not the heir? Jamie Laing, 32, has denied claims he is the heir to the McVitie's biscuit fortune, even though his great-grandfather started the company

Not the heir? Jamie Laing, 32, has denied claims he is the heir to the McVitie’s biscuit fortune, even though his great-grandfather started the company

Jamie told The Mirror that it is true his great-grandfather started McVitie’s, and it worked as a nice ‘in’ when he joined the cast of Made In Chelsea. 

He added: ‘I’m not heir to anything. People always talk about this, I don’t know where this has come from. 

‘I think at the beginning of Made In Chelsea, it was all about affluent people and it was a nice story for them.’  

Jamie’s ancestor Alexander Grant helped invent Digestives and is the founder of the McVitie’s brand, and it has been regularly reported he and his siblings will share the £485 million biscuit empire.  

It was a nice 'in': The former Made In Chelsea star said his great-grandfather did start McVitie's which made a nice 'in' when he started the show (pictured on the reality series)

It was a nice ‘in’: The former Made In Chelsea star said his great-grandfather did start McVitie’s which made a nice ‘in’ when he started the show (pictured on the reality series)

Last week on Strictly, Jamie and his partner Karen Hauer faced the dance off against Jacqui Smith and narrowly avoided being eliminated.  

On Saturday’s show the TV star will perform the Charleston to Zero To Hero from Hercules. 

It comes after their week two American Smooth routine to Night and Day by Frank Sinatra, which left them towards the end of the leaderboard with a score of 17 points out of 30.

Getting ready: Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer appeared to be in good spirits as they rehearsed the Charleston for movies week on Strictly Come Dancing on Friday

Getting ready: Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer appeared to be in good spirits as they rehearsed the Charleston for movies week on Strictly Come Dancing on Friday

However despite being in the dance off, this was an improvement on their debut performance of a Cha Cha to Think About Things by Daði Freyr where they only managed to get a 14.

On Friday Jamie gave fans a glimpse into his preparations ahead of week three of Strictly Come Dancing as he shared a sweet snap with Karen. 

The dancing duo appeared to be in good spirits as they took a quick break from rehearsals, where they’re learning a Charleston, and smiled for the camera.

Come back time: The dancing duo faced the dance off against Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke last weekend

Come back time: The dancing duo faced the dance off against Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke last weekend

He risked the wrath of girlfriend Sophie Habboo on Thursday after he posted a naked snap of her in the bath.  

Taking to Instagram, Jamie claimed that sharing the snap online was his ‘revenge’ after he was denied a bath after a full day of training for the hit dance show.  

The star cut a casual figure in a black sweater and an orange sports cap as he posed for the selfie, while covering at the same time covering Sophie’s modesty with his hand.

Despite being caught out, Sophie flashed a peace sign and smiled for the camera as she continued her relaxing time in her bath.  

 

Revenge: While on Thursday Strictly Come Dancing's Jamie risked the wrath of girlfriend Sophie Habboo after he posted a naked snap of her in the bath

Revenge: While on Thursday Strictly Come Dancing’s Jamie risked the wrath of girlfriend Sophie Habboo after he posted a naked snap of her in the bath 

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