Chris Ramsay has shared a shocking picture detailing the gruesome injuries he incurred during his week training for Strictly Come Dancing .
The Geordie comedian, 33, performed an energetic Charleston with partner Karen Hauer, in a routine that has left his body in tatters.
Chris posted a picture on Instagram showing his medically strapped up arms and shoulders as be explained the extent of his injuries in the caption.
He wrote: I’ve worked flat out this week and my body is in bits! Pulled my tricep, shoulder and glutes (a*** muscles for the scientists among us). .
I’m all strapped up like a real dancer!
I haven’t done a cartwheel since junior school and I had to do about 200 this week.”
He revealed this was hopefully the end of his cartwheeling career, adding: “Hopefully last night’s performance was the final cartwheels of my dancing career, and I can move onto something else if I’m still in the show next week…”
The high-energy routine scored a score of 26 in last night’s show, redeeming Chris after his shaky start the previous week.
His Charleston with Karen to Take That’s song Out Of Our Heads saw them shoot up the leaderboard, perhaps making Chris aching muscles worth it.
Continuing in the post to his 293,000 followers, Chris joked: “What a night! Big love to @karenhauer for not farting while I had her legs round my head too. You da real MVP.”
His cheeky dance partner replied saying: “I did fart.”
Fellow contestant actress Emma Barton warned Chris that the worst was yet to come.
“Oh my god Chris… don’t wanna make things worse.. but that’s gonna hurt taking that tape off!!!!!” she wrote.
“But worth recording it.. as it will be hysterical to us!!! Loves ya”, she added.
Another fan joked: “The whole of SOUTH SHIELDS have your back! And so does the tape”.
Chris previously spoke to MirrorOnline about being in pain from the gruelling dance rehearsals.
“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”, he said.
“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.
“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.”
He added: “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.”