GUEST STARS INCLUDE JIMMY CARR, JOEL DOMMETT, JOEY ESSEX, VICKY PATTINSON, JAMIE LAING, FERNE MCCANN, RICK EDWARDS AND SARA PASCOE
LONDON, Friday 16th December 2016 – In this brand new 8×30 minute series created for Comedy Central UK, comedian CHRIS RAMSEY bursts onto TV screens with The Chris Ramsey Show, a unique and high-energy celebrity chat and game show, launching on Wednesday 11th January, 2017 at 10pm
Each week CHRIS welcomes viewers to his “man cave” where he’s joined by two of his funniest celebrity mates, who include JIMMY CARR (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), JOEL DOMMETT (I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!), JOEY ESSEX (The Only Way is Essex), TOM ROSENTHAL (Friday Night Dinner) and SARA PASCOE (Mock the Week). CHRIS’ guests will chat and compete against each other in a series of physical feats and Ramsey Challenges before trying to outdo each other in Gamewreckers, where they’ll play classic computer games while CHRIS does his best to distract them with wrestlers, electrocution bracelets and a paddle-whipping dominatrix.
CHRIS will also enlist the help of a celebrity guest each episode to try and complete a series of outrageously difficult challenges on train from London to Newcastle. JAMIE LAING (Made in Chelsea), ASHLEY ROBERTS (The Pussycat Dolls) VICKY PATTISON (I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!) and FERNE McCANN (The Only Way is Essex) will each help Chris in a weekly endeavor, including setting up a speed-dating session with commuters, playing a 5-a-side football match in the aisles and cooking a slap-up dinner with limited resources.
The Chris Ramsey Show is written by CHRIS RAMSEY and executive produced by RICHARD ALLEN-TURNER and JON THODAY for Avalon Television and EMMA CLARKE and LOUISE HOLMES for Comedy Central UK.
The Chris Ramsey Show will premiere on Comedy Central UK on Wednesday 11th January at 10pm
Tickets for Chris’ UK stand up tour Is That…Chris Ramsey? are on sale now. Click here for details
For more information contact:
Lottie Robertshaw or Nathan Dean at Avalon: 0207 598 7222 / firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or Amanda Browne at Comedy Central on 0203 580 2110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 1 – JIMMY CARR and NATASHIA DEMETRIOUS, with VICKY PATTISON
Chris Ramsey is joined by Jimmy Carr and Natasia Demetriou who play a game of ‘Pet Toy or Sex Toy’ before battling a rowdy hen party in Gamewreckers as they go head-to-head in a Just Dance challenge. Chris tries to transform himself into a ‘proper Geordie’ on a train with helpful tips from Geordie Queen, Vicky Pattison.
Episode 2 – JOEL DOMMETT and RHYS JAMES, with CHRIS KAMARA
Joel Dommett and Rhys James join Chris to play UFC and try to avoid being paddle-whipped by a dominatrix, and Chris challenges them to put on as many layers of clothes as humanly possible. Plus, for this week’s on a train challenge, Chris and football legend Chris Kamara form their own football teams to get a game going.
Episode 3 – JOEY ESSEX and ED GAMBLE, with JAMES HASKELL
Joey Essex and Ed Gamble compete against each other in a huge bottle flipping challenge, plus they give their best rock star impression whilst being distracted by hordes of groupies and flying knickers. Chris undertakes work-out challenges on a train set by England rugby player James Haskell.
Episode 4 – RICK EDWARDS and ELLIE TAYLOR, with ALEX SMITH
Rick Edwards and Ellie Taylor join Chris for a round of the ultimate family game Shag, Marry, Incarcerate. The challenges don’t stop there as they play an intense game of Donkey Kong while literally getting pie’d by Chris. Plus, our host tries to reform his band whilst on a train with help from comedian Alex Smith.
Episode 5 – TOM ROSENTHAL and TEZ ILYAS, with FERNE McCANN
This week, Tom Rosenthal and Tez Ilyas roast members of the audience and play a game of Mario Kart whilst trying not to get electrocuted. TOWIE’s Ferne McCann helps Chris one lucky lady find a date on the 11.21 train from London to Newcastle.
Episode 6 – NISH KUMAR and CARL HUTCHINSON, with ASHLEY ROBERTS
Chris welcomes guests Nish Kumar and Carl Hutchinson who compete against each other in a game of WWE with a twist; Chris has invited professional wrestlers The London Riots to show Nish and Carl what a real wrestling move looks like. Plus, this week on the train, Chris tries to make dinner for his guest Pussy Cat Doll Ashley Roberts.
Episode 7 – SARA PASCOE and ADAM HESS, with ROMAN KEMP
This week, Sara Pascoe and Adam Hess try to guess which audience member ended up in Barcelona after a boozy night out in Essex, they dodge paintballs whilst playing the ultimate video game, Call of Duty, and Chris decides to get a party going on the train with help from radio DJ Roman Kemp.
Episode 8 – IAIN STIRLING and LOLLY ADEFOPE, with JAMIE LAING
Iain Stirling and Lolly Adefope are on the sofa this week and Chris challenges them to play a game of NIDHOGG, whilst legging it on a running machine. Also on the show, Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing assists Chris for his challenge on a train, but will they find someone willing to have their hair cut by Chris?
Notes to Editors
About Chris Ramsey
CHRIS RAMSEY presents I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp (ITV2) alongside Vicky Pattison, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash, and is the host of Virtually Famous (E4). He has performed on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), BBC One’s Live at the Apollo and is a regular on Celebrity Juice (ITV2)). Chris has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week (both BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three). He starred as Jack in two series of critically-acclaimed sitcom Hebburn, co-starring VIC REEVES on BBC Two which peaked at over 2 million viewers. CHRIS has over 400,000 followers on Twitter.
About Comedy Central UK
Comedy Central is a leading Pay TV General Entertainment channel and is part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). A joint venture between VIMN (75%) and BSkyB (25%), Comedy Central airs on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms. Comedy Central launched in the UK in April 2008 and has since grown by a phenomenal 53%. The channel broadcasts a mix of hit US acquisitions and original UK productions targeting a 16-34 year-old audience. Popular shows include Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, The Middle, The Daily Show, South Park and Friends. In 2012 Comedy Central aired its first local commission Threesome which received both critical acclaim and high ratings. A subsequent series followed as well as the channel’s second commission Alternative Comedy Experience. In 2014 Comedy Central greenlit series production on two international commissions, Brotherhood and I Live With Models, and went into UK series production on Drunk History. In addition to the main Comedy Central channel are Comedy Central +1, Comedy Central Extra and Comedy Central Extra +1 providing audiences with more viewing opportunities and more fantastic content.
About Avalon Television
Avalon Television is a completely independently owned production house operating out of New York, Los Angeles and London. Avalon Television are also currently in production with: the Emmy winning, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); the BBC’s longest running sitcom, Not Going Out (BBC One); the multi award winning international hit, Catastrophe (Channel 4); Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip (Comedy Central UK); a third series of the critically acclaimed sitcom, Man Down (Channel 4); Adam DeVine’s House Party (Comedy Central USA); Taskmaster (UKTV); Unspun With Matt Forde (UKTV); and series six of hit comedy, Workaholics (Comedy Central