Chris Ramsey confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing – but how much is the comedian getting paid and which pro are they partnered with?

COMIC Chris Ramsey is donning his dancing shoes as he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The Geordie funnyman is just one of a new batch of celebs to appear on the BBC dance show and his fans couldn’t be more thrilled. Here’s everything you need to know about the Newcastle lad…

What has Chris Ramsey said about Strictly Come Dancing? 

Speaking on The One Show, he said: “I’m really buzzing I’m genuinely excited for it. I’m looking forward to the let’s watch Chris.”

When asked if he told anyone he would be joining the show, he said: “I went mental I told everyone – I told three of my mates on a stag do but they forgot.”

Chris’ wife used to be a professional dancer, chatting about his spouse, he explained: “My wife used to be a professional dancer… Six months I rehearsed for my wedding (dance) so this is going to be intense.”

Chris is a comedian from South Shields
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How much is Chris Ramsey being paid to join Strictly Come Dancing?

The comic could pocket a pretty penny taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, as each celebrity is given a standard £25,000 payment.

In 2018, The Sun revealed how contestants were given a quarter of a million when they signed up for the BBC One series. 

If they make it to the semi-finals the figure climbs to £75,000 and the Strictly winner are paid a whopping £100,000. 

Who will Chris Ramsey be partnered with on Strictly Come Dancing? And what are his odds of winning?

Chris could potentially be partnered with Karen Clifton, who has worked with a number of male celebs since joining the show in series 10.

Many of her celebrity partners have worked in television, including Mark Wright, Simon Rimmer and Charles Venn. 

According to the latest odds made by Oddschecker, Chris has a 16/1 chance of winning the show.

While other confirmed contestants Emma Barton and David James have been given 12/1 and 18/1 respectively.

Chris took on the role of Jack Pearson on BBC Two sitcom Hebburn
Chris took on the role of Jack Pearson on BBC Two sitcom Hebburn

What is Chris Ramsey’s background?

Funnyman Chris, 33, is originally from South Shields.

He first made his way into the public eye in 2010 when he put on his first solo stand-up show Aggrophobic.

In 2011 he took his second stand-up show Offermation to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it was nominated for a Fosters’ Comedy Award – previously the Perrier.

The show was so successful that he took it on the road for a sell-out tour in 2012.

Chris is now one of four presenters on the I'm A Celeb spin-off show
Chris was one of four presenters on I’m A Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp in 2016

How did Chris Ramsey get famous and what’s he been in?

Chris has appeared on a number of comedy panel shows including Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Celebrity Juice.

Between 2012 and 2013 Chris took on the role of Jack Pearson on BBC Two sitcom Hebburn and in 2015 he took part in Channel 4 series Time Crashers where he tried out different jobs throughout history.

Chris also hosted I’m A Celebrity spin-off Extra Camp alongside the likes of Vicky Pattison, Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon in 2016.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One this September.

On Friday, 23, July, it was revealed via a social post on the Strictly account that the official Strictly start date will be Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The news was accompanied by a short trailer which showed the professional dancers posing in glitzy outfits and trying to out perform each other.

It kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

There after the main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

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