Susan Calman heads from Radio 4 to the Strictly ballroom

Susan Calman is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

“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 Calman

Calman is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 15th series of the award-winning entertainment show will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Susan Calman is a Scottish comedian, 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.

As well as a host of radio credits Susan hosts a CBBC quiz show called Top Class as well as BBC One’s new daytime shows, The Boss and Armchair Detectives. She has also appeared on QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week. Susan wrote the book Cheer Up Love, which was an audible bestseller in 2016 and she continues to tour and play to sell-out crowds across the country. She recently completed her second tour, The Calman Before the Storm.

The news was revealed today (Tuesday 15th August) on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show. Susan Calman joins Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series. More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.

Strictly Come Dancing returns shortly to BBC One.