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Susan Calman is the ninth celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing line up

Susan Calman has been confirmed as the ninth celebrity contestant to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The Scottish comedian and broadcaster was announced during Jeremy Vine’s show on Radio 2 earlier today. Jeremy, who competed on Strictly in 2015, was on hand to teach Susan some moves which might be useful on the dancefloor.

Speaking about taking part on the show, Susan said: “Being on Strictly is a dream come true. Finally I can reveal all the moves I’ve been practising in my kitchen to the nation. I am an enthusiastic home dancer and now on Saturday nights I’ll be dancing in other people’s homes in a (hopefully) entertaining way. I am terrified but excited to start my Strictly journey.”

Susan also tweeted the news, adding that she hasn’t “worn heels or a dress” since she was 17 and hasn’t “danced with a man in over a decade”.

Susan is known for her TV and radio work, regularly contributing to BBC Radio 4 and appearing on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and So Wrong It’s Right. She also recently recorded the second series of her sitcom Sisters.

Additionally, Susan hosts CBBC quiz show Top Class, as well as BBC One’s The Boss and Armchair Detectives. She has also written a best-selling book and has toured the country with her stand-up show, The Calman Before the Storm. We can depend on Susan to bring in the laughs as well as the fancy footwork during her time on Strictly.

Susan joins Mollie King, Davood Ghadami, Ruth Langsford, Gemma Atkinson, Reverend Richard Coles, Joe McFadden, Simon Rimmer, and Aston Merrygold on this year’s line up. With more celebrity names yet to come, this year’s Strictly line up could be its best yet.

Are you excited to see Susan Calman dance? Who else at you hoping will be donning the sequins for this year’s Strictly? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix


Written by Katrina Rees

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