COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT SERIES WILL RETURN TO THE BBC IN 2023
It was announced today (Monday 20th June 2022), that after a successful first series, and in advance of the final episode premiering on BBC Two and iPlayer tonight, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show will return to the BBC with a new 6×45-minute series in 2023.
With huge amounts of positive engagement on social media and with sections of the show going viral with Lou Sanders infamous appearance (2.5 million views on TikTok alone) on regular segment Please Keep Me Anonymous, the show has welcomed much-loved couples to share their relationship highs and, most importantly, their ‘beefs’, including: Jamie Laing & Sophie Habboo, Martin & Shirlie Kemp, Craig Revel Horwood & Jonathan Myring, Martine McCutcheon & Jack McManus and Tom Fletcher & Giovanna Fletcher.
Tonight’s final episode in the series features Fleur East with husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, while Lorraine Kelly braces herself for the reading duties on Please Keep Me Anonymous. The show also features the studio audience who have a chance to share their own beefs and compete to rid themselves of something their loved one just won’t remove from the house in, It Goes Or I Go, which memorably saw a surprise guest appearance from Ronan Keating to help smash up a contestant’s precious Boyzone memorabilia.
Chris and Rosie Ramsey said: “We are so over the moon that the first series of The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show didn’t end in us getting divorced that we are willing to roll the dice and do it all again! There are so many more celebrity couples we want to have a laugh with, so many more members of the public who’s beefs we want to hear and SO MANY MORE bits of tat that we want to destroy.”
Katie Taylor, Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment said: “Chris and Rosie Ramsey helped share the raw and funny side of both celebrity and members of the public’s relationships, where we saw something of ourselves in each and every one. We are so glad that their raucous joy will be returning to BBC Two next year.”
Chris & Rosie Ramsey are also known for their hit podcast Sh**ged.Married.Annoyed. One of the most successful podcasts in the UK, the show has seen over 100 million downloads to date, it spawned a Sunday Times #1 best-selling book and, in the run up to Christmas, broke the Guinness world record for the biggest live podcast show – in London alone they sold out The O2 Arena, Wembley Arena and The Palladium, as well as other arenas around the UK including (of course) Newcastle Arena. The show has won multiple awards including a National Comedy Award for Best Podcast, a Global Award for Best Podcast and a British Podcast Awards Listeners’ Choice Award.
The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show is produced by Avalon (Starstruck, Taskmaster, Breeders) for BBC Two, the series was commissioned by Kate Phillips, in her former role as BBC Director of Entertainment. The Executive Producers for Avalon are Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday and Robyn O’Brien. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Katie Taylor.
What the press said …
“Domestic, honest, intimate, silly, full of vaguely disgusting stories about everyday events you might not recount to your great-aunt, but you would definitely tell a friend… It is, as Frank Carson used to say, the way they tell ’em. They are funny people and, though this is not true of all funny people, they are funnier together than apart.”
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
“Who’d have guessed that two decades after they split up, pop combo Boyzone would provide one of the most heartwarming TV moments you’ll see all month…Laing brought the house down by demonstrating his cocktail mixology skills and confessing that he pictured Dame Judi Dench during sex… winning enthusiasm and sheer charm. The Ramseys proved warm, natural interviewers and their unfiltered reactions felt genuine.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph
“Another celebrity couple join the Ramseys for a relationship MOT as the raucous chatshow wraps up its first series. Will it be recommissioned? After seeing the hosts convince an audience member to demonstrate how he picks his nose with his partner’s toe the other week, it surely must.”
Graeme Virtue, The Guardian
“There’s one section I love in it and it’s called ‘It Goes Or I Go’ and my list would be massive, absolutely massive… Rosie, first time hosting a tv show, I mean you are absolutely brilliant on it, killing it”
Alex Jones, The One Show
“it was inevitable that they’d get a show on television. Their USP is comedy bickering; she’s the star and he’s smart enough to know it”
Helen Stewart, The Sunday Times
“It’s good… we had a good time watching it”
Nihal Arthanayake, BBC Radio 5 Live
“The husband and wife’s likeable series” ★★★★
Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday
“often frank, sometimes crude and always amusing… a show designed to poke fun at life”
Jane Rackham, Radio Times
“It’s a brave couple who brings their real-life relationship to the big or small screen, but this entertaining late-night offering, starring husband and wife Chris and Rosie Ramsey, is a genuine breath of fresh air”
The Yorkshire Post
“Chris and Rosie Ramsey definitely get points for bravery for bringing us this series. However, if you’ve been watching, you’ll know that isn’t the only reason to praise them – they’re also extremely entertaining”
The Herald (Scotland)
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Notes to editors:
An acclaimed stand-up comedian, Chris is in the last phase of a 97-show, Covid-rescheduled, sell-out stand-up tour, his biggest to date. On TV Chris can be seen on the current series of Taskmaster, and while he is well known as a semi-finalist of 2019’s Strictly Come Dancing, he is also known for hosting Children In Need, Little Mix: The Search, The One Show, The Chris Ramsey Show and Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central. In 2019, Chris’ second live stand-up special Approval Needed was released by a major streaming service.
Rosie has become something of a social media sensation due to her brutally honest and relatable depiction of her everyday life and has appeared on many TV shows including, Strictly: It Takes Two, The Sara Cox Show, Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show, Married to a Celebrity: A Survival Guide and Parenting for Idiots. As a presenter Rosie has co-hosted the drive-time show on Capital Radio in the North East.
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 100 countries; multi Emmy-winner, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), the network’s most successful entertainment show launch since 2010; Starstruck, a new sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); Flatbush Misdemeanours (Showtime), a new comedy series created by and starring Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso; Breeders, a sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); the iconic British satirical puppet show, Spitting Image (BritBox UK); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.
Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.
As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.
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