Comedian Chris Ramsey made a risque joke about ‘cartwheeling into’ his dance partner Karen Hauer’s crotch on Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing.
He failed to capture the imagination with last week’s Cha Cha but Chris and Karen managed to double their score of 13, leaving the entire panel delighted with a Charleston to Out Of My Head by Take That.
But it was his joke that turned heads the most, and left his Venezuelan professional dance partner with her head in her hands.
Wow: ‘In my defence that’s the first time I’ve ever cartwheeled into a woman’s crotch,’ Chris said in response to Craig’s judging on Saturday’s show, with laughter from the crowd
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After glowing appraisals across the panel, Craig Revel Horwood said that Chris needed to decide whether to bend his legs or straighten them during a cartwheel in his routine.
‘In my defence that’s the first time I’ve ever cartwheeled into a woman’s crotch,’ the funnyman responded, with shock and laughter from the crowd.
Karen could be seen awkwardly giggling while host Tess Daly was also taken aback but then threw her hands up and said ‘fair point’.
‘Well darling good for you,’ Craig said, quickly glossing over the gag, adding that the dance actually gave him ‘some hope’ for the comedian’s chances on the series.
Visibly exhausted after his exhilarating routine, Chris told the crowd before the judges scrutinised him: ‘Don’t expect many witty comments now!’
Risque: ‘Well darling good for you,’ Craig said, quickly glossing over the gag, adding that the dance actually gave him ‘some hope’ for the comedian’s chances on the series
But the 33-year-old soon became re-energised with a host of favourable comments from the judges.
Shirley Ballas, who gave the couple a seven, said that Chris may well be a ‘front runner in the personality department’ and that his routine ‘put a smile on my face.’
Co host Claudia Winkleman said to the pair ‘it’s your dance’ about the Charleston, with Chris responding: ‘Wow, I’ve got a dance,’ before adding that it was ‘unbelievable’ and ‘so much fun’.
Positive: Shirley Ballas, who gave the couple a seven, said that Chris may well be a ‘front runner in the personality department’ and that his routine ‘put a smile on my face’
Craig scored the pair the lowest with a five while the other three judges gave sevens, leaving Chris and Karen with 26, and 39 overall after his drab Cha Cha in week one.
Meanwhile, AJ Pritchard sent fans wild as he appeared to kiss celebrity partner Saffron Barker at the end of their Cha Cha Cha and Anneka Rice was moved to tears by a ‘miraculous’ waltz.
The action-packed night comes as one couple will be eliminated on Sunday’s show, which will also see the return of the dreaded dance-off.
Strictly Come Dancing: The Results airs on Sunday at 7:15pm on BBC One.
Gave his all: Visibly exhausted after his exhilarating routine, Chris told the crowd before the judges scrutinised him: ‘Don’t expect many witty comments now!’
Craig has hope! The pair doubled their score from last week with a respectable 26 points out of 40, but it remains to be seen whether they will survive the public vote