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Christopher "Chris" Ramsey (born 3 August 1986) is an English comedian and actor from South Shields.[1]

Chris Ramsey
Born
Christopher Ramsey

(1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 33)
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
NationalityBritish
TelevisionHebburn
I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp
Prank Pad
Virtually Famous
Celebrity Juice
Mock the Week
The Chris Ramsey Show
Spouse(s)Rosie Winter (m. 2014)
ChildrenRobin Ramsey
Websitechrisramseycomedy.com

CareerEdit

Ramsey began his career in comedy in 2007 by hosting an open-mic night in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1] In 2008, he was a nominee for the "Chortle Student Comedian of the Year".[2] In 2010, Ramsey took his first solo show, Aggrophobic, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[3] His 2011 show, Offermation, was nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.[4] Offermation was recorded for BBC Radio 4, and broadcast in March 2012.[5] Ramsey's 2012 Edinburgh show was Feeling Lucky which was followed by a national tour.[6]

From October 2012 to December 2013, Ramsey starred as Jack Pearson in Jason Cook's BBC Two sitcom Hebburn.[7] The show is set in Hebburn, near to Ramsey's hometown, South Shields.[8] It screened for two series and a Christmas special. In 2014, Ramsey appeared on Live at the Apollo for the first time.[9] In 2015, he took part in the Channel 4 series Time Crashers.[10] In 2016, Ramsey co-presented I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp on ITV2 alongside Joe Swash, Vicky Pattison and Stacey Solomon.[11] He was replaced by Joel Dommett for the 2017 series.[12]

He replaced Kevin McHale as the presenter of Virtually Famous from December 2016.[13] He also presented his own series The Chris Ramsey Show for Comedy Central, beginning January 2017.[14]

Ramsey is a regular fixture at Funny Way To Be Comedy Club in Barnard Castle, having performed there on eight occasions.[15]

In May 2017, it was confirmed that Ramsey would take over from Russell Howard as the host of Stand Up Central, due to Howard being busy with tour commitments.[16]

In February 2019, Chris and his wife Rosie started a weekly podcast called Shagged Married Annoyed. The main premise of the podcast is the two of them answering questions from the general public on various subjects. Each show has a dedicated segment with a question from a celebrity. Another segment is 'What's Your Beef', where both Chris and Rosie mention something about their other half that gets on their nerves.

Personal lifeEdit

Ramsey married singer and actress Rosie Winter in July 2014[17] and they have one son, Robin. Last year, the couple shared via social media that they had a miscarriage when they were 12 weeks pregnant[18] with their second child.

CreditsEdit

ToursEdit

  • Offermation (2011)
  • Feeling Lucky (2012)
  • All Growed Up (2015–2016)
  • Is That Chris Ramsey? (2017–18)
  • The Just Happy to Get Out of the House Tour (2018–19)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dipper, Andrew (24 August 2011). ""This is the best year of my life" – an interview with Chris Ramsey". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Chris Ramsey". Chortle. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Chris Ramsey: Aggrophobic". Edinburgh Festival.
  4. ^ Logan, Brian (25 August 2011). "Chris Ramsey". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  5. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Commissions Comedy from 2011 Edinburgh Festival". News on News. 5 December 2011.
  6. ^ Singer, Angela. "Chris Ramsey in stand-up at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Wednesday, June 6". Dunmow Broadcast.
  7. ^ "BBC Two - Hebburn, Series 1 - Characters". BBC.
  8. ^ "A match made in Hebburn: Ramsey joins cast of Cook's sitcom". Giggle Beats. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  9. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Live At The Apollo Series 10, Episode 2 - Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, Doc Brown". British Comedy Guide.
  10. ^ "Chris Ramsey". BFI.
  11. ^ "BBC - Chris Ramsey is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019 - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ Darvill, Josh (25 September 2017). "Joel Dommett and Scarlett Moffatt 'to host I'm A Celebrity spin-off show'". TellyMix.
  13. ^ Bustos, Kristina (14 November 2016). "Virtually Famous returns with new host and team captain". Digital Spy.
  14. ^ "The Chris Ramsey Show". Sky.
  15. ^ "Past Shows". FunnyWayToBe. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  16. ^ Guide, British Comedy (9 May 2017). "Chris Ramsey takes over from Russell Howard on Stand Up Central". British Comedy Guide.
  17. ^ Guide, British Comedy (3 October 2014). "Chris Ramsey interview". British Comedy Guide.
  18. ^ Post, Journal (13 August 2018). "Comedian Chris Ramsey shares an emotional post on Instagram, telling fans that him and wife Rosie experienced a miscarriage". Journal Post.

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