Strictly is more brutal than ever as Chris Ramsay reveals he’s been in physio FOUR times after Jamie Laing pulls out

Strictly is more brutal than ever as Chris Ramsay reveals he’s been in physio FOUR times after Jamie Laing pulls out

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STRICTLY Come Dancing star Chris Ramsay says that training for this year’s show is so gruelling, he’s already been in physiotherapy four times.

Rehearsals have only just got underway for the BBC hit, but Jamie Laing has already had to be replaced by Kelvin Fletcher following an injury and now comic Chris admits he is also feeling the strain.

Chris says the training regime for the Saturday night show is already taking its toll on him

The 33 year-old told the Mirror: “We’ve done the group dancing training, so three or four days solid of dancing, and I’ve already had four physio sessions

“My posture is terrible, I don’t warm up right and I’m not a fit person. I had acupuncture in my back and a massage on my back because it was in a little spasm.

“My left calf was all tight and my right groin, it was ridiculous. The physios are that good I was absolutely fine after it happened, but you’ve just got to warm up and warm down and know your limit.

Jamie Laing was forced to pull out after hurting his foot
Jamie has been replaced by former Emmerdale hunk Kelvin Fletcher

“I’m using muscles I’ve never used and I’m standing in shoes with little heels on and that made my calf tight and it’s just totally different to anything I’ve ever done, but obviously my body’s like, ‘What the hell is going on?’ But it’ll catch up.”

Chris, who was partnered with Karen Hauer on Saturday’s launch show, added that wearing the cuban heels has given him a whole new appreciation for what the girls go through.

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The funnyman, who hosts a chart-topping podcast S*****d Married Annoyed with wife Rosie Ramsey, revealed: “These aren’t even proper heels, they’re tiny little things, the girls have got to dance in proper high heels, I don’t know how they do it.

“It’s mental, it’s absolutely insane. I’ve got a new found admiration for the heel wearers.”


But Chris admitted there is one thing he finds even scarier than dancing in heels and that’s trying to look sexy on the dancefloor.

“I’m not looking forward to doing the dances where you’ve got to try and look sexy because I’m not good at that at all,” he laughed.

“Anything where you’ve got to look sexy is a little worrying for me.”


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