South Shields supports Chris Ramsey as his Strictly Come Dancing dream comes to an end

Shields Gazette readers have rallied in support and shared kind messages for South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey as he leaves BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 2:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:16 am

Viewers watched Chris, 33, and his dance partner Karen Hauer, 37 leave the competition in the semi-final on Sunday, December 8.

They lost out on the Glitterball Trophy following a dance-off with Zeroual and Amy Dowden after performing twice in a bid to get to the final.

Since then, Shields Gazette readers have been keen to share their support.

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Deborah Anne Swan said: “Actually shedding tears at Strictly. Gutted Chris is out but by god what a joy he’s been to watch. How far he’s come on. Absolutely brilliant and he is my winner. Very proud Sanddancer here. Very proud town.”

Alix Nicholson added: “An absolute gent who is the epitome of what the programme should be about. He had genuinely never danced before and made it to the semi-final. What an absolute trooper he was.”

Sylvia Besnard commented: “It has been great to see him improve every week. Huge congratulations on reaching semi-finals and enjoy more time with family.”

Emma-jo Laidler said: “Well done Chris. You were fab from beginning to end. Always smiling no matter what was thrown at you. Your little boy will be so proud of you.”

Chris and Karen's first dance was the Viennese Waltz. Picture: PA.

Kath Robinson added: “Proud to be from your home town. You are such a lovely, funny and humble guy. Now put your feet up and enjoy the rest.”

Vivienne Hinds commented: “You have been amazing all the series and have done South Shields proud. Although, I am gutted you were out!”

Sherrie McKean commented: “Have thoroughly enjoyed watching you every week Chris. So entertaining. A great ambassador for South Shields.”

Helen Bell said: “Chris you’ve been amazing pet. Such a gent and so true. Rosie and your mam and dad must be so proud.”

Host Tess Daly consoles Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer after the comedian became the latest celebrity to be voted off BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing

EastEnders actress Emma Barton, 42, CBBC star Karim Zeroual, 26, and ex-Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, 35, will now battle it out in the final on Saturday, December 14, at 7:05pm.