A successful marriage - BBC commits to The Chris And Rosie Ramsey Show
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After a successful first series, and in advance of the final episode premiering on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer tonight, The Chris And Rosie Ramsey Show will return to the BBC with a new 6x45-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 and Sophie Habboo, Martin and Shirlie Kemp, Craig Revel Horwood and Jonathan Myring, Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus and Tom Fletcher and 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 say: “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, says: “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 and 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, 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 And 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It’s good… we had a good time watching it.”
“The husband and wife’s likeable series” ★★★★
“Often frank, sometimes crude and always amusing… a show designed to poke fun at life.”
“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.”
“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”
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.
Source BBC TWO
June 21, 2022 4:00am ET by BBC TWO