Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Chris Ramsey’s wife Rosie speaks out on joining cast

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Chris made it all the way to the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 when he was partnered with professional dancer, Karen Hauer, 39. The comedian got through 12 weeks of the competition with the support of his loyal fan base and viewers of the BBC dance show, though the biggest help came from his loving wife Rosie. Discussing their involvement to help spotlight small businesses as part of Amazon’s Prime Day event, the mother-of-two expressed her thoughts on joining the cast herself one day.

Rosie said: “I would love to do it because I used to sing and dance, like many moons ago. It’s a funny one, though, because I know how hard it is.

“I think a lot of people go into it and they think, ‘Yes, [I can do this]’, but they don’t know what it’s really like.

“[Having watched Chris] I’ve seen behind-the-scenes how difficult it is and how much of a struggle it is to [learn the dances].

“And how tiring it is, so I don’t know,” she added, with Chris declaring his wife “would love to do it”.

Although Rosie might not be joining this year’s line-up, she might be making an appearance in the not-so-distant future.

Speaking of his own experience as a contestant, Chris explained: “I’m glad I did the pre-Covid series as well.

“Because I felt for the guys who did the Covid [series]. I’m so glad it got to go on telly as the world and the country really needed Strictly last year.

“It was almost like a morale booster and we were so impressed they managed to pull it together and managed to do it.

“Obviously, it was all technical, like bubbling people and keeping them away from each other must have been a nightmare to organise.”

Rosie would love to do it

Chris Ramsey

“I do feel they slightly missed out because when you go into that studio on a Friday to do your rehearsals, it’s like hug city,” Chris explained.

“It’s the most friendly and lovely show,” he added before going on to say how proud he was to introduce his wife to everyone backstage.

“They didn’t get to do any of that last year and I hope they still enjoyed it but I hope it gets back to normal because it’s such a lovely show.”

The couple also discussed their involvement in the Amazon Prime Day event, which takes place from June 21 to June 22, 2021.

The couple uses Amazon an “unholy amount” in Chris’ words but it was the link to supporting small businesses that drew the husband and wife to get involved.

“It really resonated because Rosie wasn’t aware how many small/medium businesses sell on Amazon and had done really well on Amazon,” the comedian explained.

He added: “It was really nice to be a part of a campaign for such a big company but one that had a lovely message of, ‘Even though we’re a big company, we support small/medium businesses,’ so it was a nice thing to get involved with.”

Both Chris and Rosie got to go behind the scenes of an Amazon Fulfilment Centre where they discovered how packages are delivered so quickly to customers.

Taking about why it was important to spotlight small businesses, Chris said: “They’re the backbone of society.

“If everything was a corporate business with nothing in-between, the world would be a bit of a boring place.

“[The businesses] are just different. They sell things you don’t see anywhere else and that’s what you find in a lot of small businesses.

“It’s always people who’ve started with an idea and started doing something that no one else does and it’s innovation at the end of the day.”

Strictly Come Dancing is scheduled to return later this year on BBC One. Chris and Rosie Ramsey help spotlight small businesses as part of Amazon’s Prime Day 21-22 June.

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