Strictly finalists revealed as comedian Ramsey voted out
STRICTLY COME Dancing’s three finalists have been revealed after Chris Ramsey became the latest celebrity to be voted off the dancing contest.
EastEnders actress Emma Barton, 42, CBBC star Karim Zeroual, 26, and ex-Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, 35, will go through to the final.
Comedian Ramsey, 33, and his dance partner Karen Hauer, 37, were knocked out of the BBC One competition in the semi-final yesterday evening. They lost their chance of getting their hands on the glitterball following a danceoff with Zeroual and Amy Dowden.
The couples performed in front of judges Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, who opted to save Zeroual, saying he was the “best dancer” and that the pair’s routine was “brilliant”.
Ramsey, who has become a household name since joining the show, said he is “very proud of myself ” to have got so far.
“I never ever thought I would make it past week two, genuinely I had no expectations whatsoever,” he said.
“I am astounded and I’ve got to thank Karen – she is just amazing and so patient, it’s crazy!
“I had sleepless nights in the build-up and there is no one else who can have made it what it has been.”
Hauer described their experience as a “giggle fest” and said Ramsey, a former co-presenter of I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp, did not know how to walk when he first stepped into the contest.
The remaining three couples will take to the dancefloor for the Strictly Come Dancing grand final on Saturday December 14 on BBC One.
Meanwhile, Fletcher’s wife has claimed that she is not bothered by his sexy routines.
The former Emmerdale star’s dances have often left the judges, who have praised his “sensual hip action”, flustered on the BBC One show.
Elizabeth Marsland told Hello! magazine: “It doesn’t bother me. I’m used to seeing him kiss Britain’s sexiest females on Emmerdale.”
Said he had ‘no expectations’ to get further than the second week of the show.