Comedian Chris Ramsey made his Strictly debut on Saturday with a less-than-sizzling routine that landed him near the bottom of the leaderboard.
And Chris, 33, was not impressed with the code name he was given by Strictly bosses, either… Bananaman.
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) September 21, 2019
Each of the celebrity competitors are given a secret name to protect their identity before they are officially announced for the BBC ballroom show and this year bosses decided to give the stars superhero monikers.
The comedian was less than happy to be Bananaman when his co-stars got cooler superhero titles.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: “What the [bleep] up with that? Someone was Superman, someone was the Hulk, someone was Wonder Woman. I was Bananaman.
“Everyone else was Marvel characters and I was a child’s character. I’m still angry about it. He’s not a superhero, he’s a cartoon invented to make kids eat fruit. Honestly, I’m livid!”
Previous series of Strictly have seen bosses name celebs after types of cheese and ancient Gods to keep their identities under wraps.
One competitor who was happy with her codename was Viscountess Emma Thynn Weymouth as she got to be DC Comics character Catwoman.
Recalling the level of secrecy surrounding her involvement on Strictly, she previously said: “I had a dance trial, which was so top-secret I couldn’t even tell my mum. Even after I got the job, I had a code name for my first costume fitting – Catwoman – and I wasn’t allowed to refer to the show by its name, or tell anyone what I was doing or where I was going. It was so exciting!”
The show has revealed the dances for week two of the hit BBC series.
With the public being able to vote for their favourite duo for first time, the Strictly contestants will no doubt be feeling the pressure ahead of this weekend.
Chris and his partner Karen Clifton are set to dance to the Charleston to Take That’s Out Of Our Heads.