Rosie Jones’ disability and how Trip Hazard comedian rose to fame
Rosie Jones is a disability and LGBTQ+ advocate who is set to return for the second series of her Channel 4 comedy travel show, Trip Hazard, tonight alongside her celebrity friends
Rosie Jones is back for another series of Trip Hazard
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Comedian Rosie Jones will return for the second series of her travel show, Trip Hazard, tonight.
On the show, Rosie will travel to different locations in the UK and she will be joined by one of her celebrity pals during each episode as they try out fun local activities.
The series inspired Channel 4’s Hobby Man by Alex Brooker, where the presenter and comedian tries out new pastimes.
But who is Rosie Jones and what disability does she have?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Rosie Jones?
Rosie Jones is a stand-up comedian
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Rosie is a 32-year-old British comedian, actor and writer from Bridlington in Yorkshire.
Her stand-up comedy sets typically focus on her life as a gay, disabled woman from Yorkshire.
She previously told BBC Sounds podcast Duvet Days : “Growing up, there was nobody in TV or radio that looked like me – that sounded like me.
“There was Francesca Martinez in Grange Hill, but that was the only person really.
“And also my sexuality came into that, like when there was a disabled person they were very much the victim and they didn’t have a sexuality, they were very much the stock disabled person.
“That meant growing up, I didn’t accept my sexuality because I thought I’m not gay and disabled.”
What is Rosie Jones’ disability?
The comedian has ataxic cerebral palsy, a brain condition that affects the cerebellum.
The cerebellum is responsible for bodily coordination, and those living with the condition have difficulty coordinating their arms, legs and torso.
The condition is present in 5-10% of cerebral palsy cases and it can cause tremors throughout the body which can be more pronounced as movement increases.
It can also cause speech impediments.
Rosie often incorporates her disability into her stand-up sets and she has previously opened with the line: “As you tell by my voice, I’m northern.”
How did Rosie Jones rise to fame?
Rosie Jones previously starred on the panel of Would I Lie to You?
Rosie began performing as a comedian at Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in 2017 where she gained recognition for her edgy personality.
Since her initial stand-up appearance, Rosie has gone on to perform on numerous panel shows including QI, The Big Fat Quiz of Everything, Would I Lie to You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
She has also dabbled in acting, starring in the likes of Casualty, Silent Witness and Doctors.
Off-screen, Rosie has written for Netflix series Sex Education and researched for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Would I Lie to You?.
Which celebrity friends will join Rosie on the upcoming season of Trip Hazard?
Rosie Jones will be joined by celeb pal Aj Odudu in the first episode of Trip Hazard series two
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In season two, Rosie will travel to the likes of Moray in Scotland and Blackpool as she learns new skills in different parts of the UK.
Throughout the series, she will be joined by her celebrity friends as they attempt activities including palm reading, clay pigeon shooting and learning how to waltz.
The celebrities joining Rosie in season two include:
Strictly star Aj Odudu Taskmaster alumni Guz Khan Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley Rapper Lady Leshurr Friday Night Dinner actor Tom Rosenthal.
*The first episode of Rosie Jones’ Trip Hazard season two will air tonight at 10pm on Channel 4 and All 4.
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