Chris Ramsey on Strictly: First look at comedian in show's sparkles as red carpet launch is filmed

Whether he’s going to be good, or so rubbish it’s funny, comedian Chris Ramsey has given fans a first glimpse of how he could perform in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 10:32 am
Comedian Chris Ramsey at the 2019 launch of Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: PA.

The launch episode for the show’s 2019 series was filmed in London on Monday, August 26 – with Chris and the other celebs taking to the red carpet along with the professional dancers, judges and hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

The celebrities began their dance training last week, with South Shields comedian Chris taking to social media to update followers on his progress.

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Following the launch filming on Monday, Chris told followers on his Instagram story: “I’m very excited.”

Wife Rosie Ramsey, with whom Chris hosts a weekly podcast, also took to Instagram to share a video of the launch, which showed her husband testing out his moves.

She added: “Who is this man and what have you done with my husband? #SnakeHips.”

Kylie Minogue performing at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2019. Picture: PA.

The first episode of Strictly will air on BBC One on Saturday, September 7.

We are backing local lad Chris Ramsey to lift this year’s Glitterball trophy - and you can never start campaigning too early! Send us your pictures of how you’re supporting the comedian and don’t forget to “Vote Chris” and tag us in your Tweets #TeamChrisRamsey.

Viscountess Emma Weymouth (left) and Chris Ramsey arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: PA.
Hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly arrive at the show's launch. Picture: PA.