Who is Chris Ramsey? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and comedian

The class of 2019 is being revealed – find out more about one of this year’s amateur dancers.

It’s that time of year again – Strictly Come Dancing’s celebrity cast for the coming series is being announced.

Find out more about one of the Glitterball Trophy contenders, Chris Ramsey.

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Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Chris was the second contestant of the 2019 series to be revealed when he appeared on The One Show on July 31.

Age: 32

Occupation: Comedian

[Read more: All you need to know about Strictly 2019]

Best known for: Funny man Chris is a regular face on TV panel shows including Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

He also starred in the sitcom Hebburn, set close to his home of South Shields, with Kimberley Nixon as his wife, and Gina McKee and Vic Reeves as his parents.

Chris is a regular performer on the comedy circuit, having completed sell-out tours across the UK.


He can handle a heckle but how about a fleckerl? Comedian @IAmChrisRamsey is our second #Strictly celebrity of 2019!

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He said: “I’m both excited and absolutely terrified to be doing the show. You will not find me on the dance floor at parties, you will find me at the buffet table. All night.

“At my wedding I danced with my wife; that one song took about six months practice, and I definitely stood on her feet a couple of times.

“So I’m looking forward to the possibility of making a fool of myself in front of millions of people… there better be a buffet after the live shows.”

[Read more: Who are the Strictly 2019 pro dancers?]

Strictly partner: TBC

Instagram: @IAmChrisRamsey

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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