Chris Ramsey: Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2019 star Chris Ramsey? Age, dance experience

Chris Ramsey has been revealed as one of the first contestants of Strictly Come Dancing series 17. But who is the Strictly 2019 contestant and has he danced before?

Chris Ramsey is joining Strictly Come Dancing this September as one of the first celebrity contestants to appear on the hit television dance series. The comedian was announced to be putting on his dancing shoes on The One Show at the end of July. Here’s everything we know so far about the new cast member - including his dancing experience so far.

Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2019 star Chris Ramsey?

Chris Ramsey was officially confirmed to be appearing on Strictly on The One Show, along with two other contestants.

The 32-year-old funny man revealed that he was "buzzing" to be on the dance competition.

During The One Show, the comedian revealed that his wife was a professional dancer.

He said: “She’s done Cabaret, she’s a professional dancer, she’s done shows.

“We were at a wedding and we nearly let it slip this weekend.”

He told Matt Baker and Stacey Dooley that they were giving it everything they could on the dance floor.

He added: “I don’t want to give anything away but I definitely dropped her.”

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Strictly Come Dancing: Chris was revealed on The One Show (Image: BBC)

He also revealed that he was a huge fan of the show and has even had Strictly viewing parties in the past.

Chris is particularly excited that his family will be able to watch the show as he is used to them not being able to watch his stand-up.

During his appearance he also let it slip that he was so excited to be in the show that he told some of his friends.

He said: “I told three of my mates on a stag do but thankfully they forgot.”

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Strictly Come Dancing: Chris Ramsey was revealed as one of the contestants (Image: GETTY)

On his official announcement on the show, the contestant said: “I’m both excited and absolutely terrified to be doing the show.

“You will not find me on the dance floor at parties, you will find me at the buffet table. All night.

“At my wedding, I danced with my wife; that one song took about six months of practice, and I definitely stood on her feet a couple of times.

“So I’m looking forward to the possibility of making a fool of myself in front of millions of people… there better be a buffet after the live shows.”

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Strictly Come Dancing: The show is expected to be out in September (Image: GETTY)

Chris is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and a regular face on TV, having appeared on The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central UK.

He has also been a guest star on panel shows like Celebrity Juice, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Most recently the comedian has been on tour with his stand-up show Chris Ramsay Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out of the House Tour.

The show is expected to launch in September when all of the celebrities will be paired up with professional dancers.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 returns to BBC1 in September 2019.