Susan Calman joins Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2017
Susan Calman

Susan Calman

Comedian Susan Calman has been announced as the ninth contestant on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Susan Calman has been confirmed as the ninth celebrity to join 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2017.

The 42-year-old comedian, who hosts new CBBC quiz show called 'Top Class' as well as BBC One's new daytime shows 'The Boss' and 'Armchair Detectives', has confirmed she will compete for the glitterball trophy when the show returns this year.

The announcement was made on Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show on Tuesday (15.08.17).

Speaking about competing in the 15th series of the BAFTA award-winning show, which returns to screens this autumn, the Scottish funny woman described herself as "an enthusiastic home dancer" but admitted that she is "terrified" about the show.

She explained: "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 is also a broadcaster and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4. She appears on 'The News Quiz', 'The Unbelievable Truth', 'Now Show', 'Dilemma', 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' and 'So Wrong It's Right'; and she recently recorded the second series of her sitcom 'Sisters'.

She has also appeared on 'QI', 'Have I Got News For You' and 'Mock the Week'.

Susan joins the so-far confirmed line up of; Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King. More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.

Although some stars are yet to sign on the dotted line, one thing's for certain, there will be plenty of fireworks when the show returns this autumn as the judging panel and troupe of professionals have been given a huge shake up recently.

The forthcoming series will see legendary choreographer Shirley Ballas claim Len Goodman's Head Judge seat following his shock departure at the end of last year and, although the fellow panelists - Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - are excited to have her on board, they're convinced she'll stand her ground.

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