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: Karen Hauer

Instagram: @IAmChrisRamsey

Meet the Strictly 2019 celebrity lineup

Jamie Laing

Jamie Laing - OUT

Dev Griffin

Dev Griffin

Emma Weymouth - Strictly Come Dancing

Emma Weymouth

Saffron Barker - Strictly Come Dancing

Saffron Barker

Mike Bushell - Strictly Come Dancing

Mike Bushell

James Cracknell - Strictly Come Dancing

James Cracknell

Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage

David James

David James

Alex Scott

Alex Scott

Emma Barton

Emma Barton

Will Bayley

Will Bayley

Anneka Rice

Anneka Rice

Karim Zeroual

Karim Zeroual

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One for series 17 on September 21 at 7pm.

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