Ray is a renowned stage actor, making his reputation in roles such as Othello in "Othello", Charles Surface in "The School For Scandal", Longaville in "Love's Labour's Lost" and Ferdinand in "The Tempest", and has worked extensively with the RSC in Stratford, London and on tour. Ray has also appeared on both the big and small screen, and is probably best known by television viewers as Nathan Harding in soap "Coronation Street".

Competing in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Ray danced with professional dancer Camilla Dallerup. They started with a very promising Cha Cha Cha, scoring 27 points from the judges, putting them joint top of the leaderboard. They continued on the ascent, peaking in week five with a beautiful Viennese Waltz which the judges awarded 35 points. Their Samba was to be their downfall earning just 26 points, and they lost out in the public vote, to finish eighth out of fourteen couples.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Cha Cha Cha Can You Feel It? 6 6 7 8 27
3 Tango Money, Money, Money 7 6 8 8 29
4 Paso doble It's My Life 7 8 7 8 30
5 Viennese Waltz I'll Make Love To You 8 9 9 9 35
6 Samba I Don't Feel Like Dancing 6 6 7 7 26