How to back our Strictly Come Dancing campaign in support of comedian Chris Ramsey and partner Karen Hauer

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey was left stunned on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing results show when it was revealed that the and professional partner Karen Hauer had made it through to the show’s quarter-finals.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 10:13 am
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 1:08 pm
We want to see your messages and pictures in support of Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer.

From an underwhelming Cha Cha Cha in week one, to a fierce and fabulous Paso Doble over the weekend – Chris has surprised audiences up and down the country with his determination and development.

As the comedian hints at a possible Oliver-themed routine for Saturday, November 30, we are calling for you to get involved in our Vote Chris campaign. Here’s how …

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How you can back our campaign for Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer to win the Strictly Glitterball trophy

Print out a copy of our logo and take a “Vote Chris” selfie and send it in to us on social media or via email along with a message for the comedian and his partner.

Don’t forget to use #VoteChris and #TeamChrisRamsey if you’re sharing on social. You can email your pictures and messages of support to [email protected] and we will share the best.

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey is through to quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing.

What Gazette readers have said so far

His progress, to taking home two nines in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, has been just unbelievable.

This is what Gazette readers had to say following his outstanding routine this weekend.

Executive Director Ray Spencer and Operations Director Catherine Hymers strike a ‘Keeeep Dancing’ pose outside The Customs House in support of comedian Chris Ramsey.

Deborah Anne Swan: “Absolutely brilliant, love watching the effort and commitment he is putting in to every routine. A real non-dancer who is already our winner. Well done Chris and Karen, keep on climbing!”

Brenda Stephenson: “The power of Geordie voters, well done Chris!”

Yvonne Langley: “And so he should be he’s amazing come on Chris.”

Dean Knight: “I'm loving the dancing every Saturday if he gets to the final we need a huge big screen in the town centre so the whole town of South Shields can go out and support him.”

Sandra Wilson: “Hope you win, even if you don't we all love you.”

How social media has reacted to Chris and Karen's success

Our man has been getting a lot of love on Twitter and Instagram – and quite rightly so!

As Sunday's results were announced, here is what Twitter users had to say:

Siobhan said: “You're amazing Chris! Getting better and better every week thanks to Karen's amazing teaching! You two make a great pair, work hard this week and I'm sure you'll be semi finalists.”

Penny said: “So happy for you, and all the other dancers. As you are all now dancers. You surprise me every week from the guy who couldn’t dance in front of anyone.”

Karen Ratcliffe said: “Everyone at The Customs House feels like proud parents! Our boy continues to make us all so proud man.”

Fiona Gunn said: “You’ve become my favourite. Not just because of the amazing progress you’ve made, but your personality, your humour, and the fact I can’t help but smile with you.”

Sofie said: “I am SO proud of you Chris you deserve this so much you have done nothing but get stronger each week. You ARE a dancer and you are amazing.”