Chris Ramsey is set to compete on this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The comedian will take to the dance floor when the show starts in September, competing against his fellow celebrity contestants for the coveted glitterball trophy.
Here, we’ve gathered together all the essential facts you need to know about the North East funnyman.
How old is Chris Ramsey?
Chris Ramsey is 32, and he was born on August 3, 1986.
Where is Chris Ramsey from?
He is from South Shields, a town in the North East of England located a few miles from Newcastle.
After school he studied film in Sunderland, but eventually left uni without a degree to focus on his stand-up career.
What other shows has Chris Ramsey been on?
Chris Ramsey’s TV career includes a plethora of appearances on popular programmes.
He’s served as a panellist on comedy panel shows such as Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Celebrity Juice.
Chris has also appeared as a contestant on the celebrity versions of game shows Mastermind and The Chase, as well as Richard Osman’s House of Games.
On top of all that, he has his own Comedy Central chat show, aptly named The Chris Ramsey Show.
He also has a few acting notches to his belt, including sitcom Hebburn and 2017 TV film Murder on the Blackpool Express.
Does Chris Ramsey have dancing experience?
Chris is not known to have done it before in a professional capacity, but he does have a link to the word of dancing.
When his Strictly gig was announced on The One Show, Chris revealed that his wife was once a pro dancer.
He told host Matt Baker and Strictly 2018 winner Stacey Dooley: “She’s done Cabaret, she’s a professional dancer, she’s done shows. We were at a wedding and we nearly let it slip this weekend.”
Who is Chris Ramsey married to?
Chris Ramsey married partner Rosie Winter in 2014.
Shortly after Chris’ role on Strictly was announced on The One Show, Rosie joked to her loyal Instagram following that the couple might have been hit by the dreaded Strictly curse before the show’s even started.
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Got all dressed up with @rosemarinoramsey to celebrate the podcast being top episode this week and my tour selling a third of all the tickets in one day! There’s a wedding on as well apparently, but honestly, today is all about me (us). Big up @masterdebonair for the suit. They got the alterations done in super quick time too, because I’m very unorganised and have the waist of a Dad but the leg length of a 10 year old boy. Cheers guys #shaggedmarriedannoyed
She said: “So yeah, very exciting announcement, I don’t want to start rumours but he said he was going to ring after. He was on The One Show half an hour ago. It’s started already. I knew it would happen.”
She later added: “He rang, our marriage is safe.”
Does Chris Ramsey have any children?
Chris has one child with Rosie – a three-year-old son called Robin.
Twitter, meet my little lad Robin Ramsey 👶🏼 pic.twitter.com/eRgyq5nc1I
— Chris Ramsey (@IAmChrisRamsey) October 27, 2015
He announced the birth on social media, sharing a clip of the tot asleep and writing to fans: “Twitter, meet my little lad Robin Ramsey.”
Last year, the Celebrity Juice star revealed the heartbreaking news that Rose was expecting their second child but had suffered a miscarriage.
He wrote on Instagram: “When we went for our 12 week scan our baby could not be found. He or she had passed early on in the pregnancy leaving behind the pregnancy sac, this is called a Blighted Ovum. (missed miscarriage).”
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