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‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Stand-Up Comedian Susan Calman Confirmed For New Series

She's the ninth celeb announced so far.

15/08/2017 13:15 | Updated 15 August 2017

Susan Calman is the ninth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

News of the stand-up comedian’s involvement in the BBC dance show was confirmed on former ‘Strictly’ contestant Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show.

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The 42-year-old Glaswegian told Jeremy: “I am so excited. I’ve been a Strictly superfan for years and this is going to be the best ride possible.”

She added: “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.”

As well as being a stand-up comic, Susan is 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’.

Aside from radio, Susan hosts the CBBC quiz show ‘Top Class’ as well as BBC One’s new daytime shows, ‘The Boss’ and ‘Armchair Detectives’.

Eight other stars have already been confirmed for the fifteenth series of ‘Strictly’. Joining Susan on the dancefloor this year are...

Mollie King - former singer with The Saturdays

Davood Ghadami - ‘EastEnders’ actor

Ruth Langsford - ‘This Morning’ and ‘Loose Women’ presenter

Gemma Atkinson - ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Hollyoaks’ actress

Richard Coles - Priest and former member of the Communards

Joe McFadden - ‘Holby City’ star

Simon Rimmer - Chef and ‘Sunday brunch’ presenter

Aston Merrygold - former JLS singer

This year’s ‘Strictly’ will be the first without head judge Len Goodman, who stepped down last year.

He’s been replaced with Shirley Ballas, AKA ‘the Queen of Latin’, and she’s more than qualified to be dishing out critiques to the celebrity dancers.

The 56-year-old is highly regarded in the world of ballroom and although she’s not a household name in the UK (yet), she’s a well-known face on the other side of the pond, having regularly appeared on the US version of ‘Strictly’, ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

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