Susan Calman is heading for the dance floor. The Scottish comedian has signed up for the fifteenth season of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. The news was announced earlier today on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show.
The news comes some 24 hours after the BBC revealed that JLS star Aston Merrygold has also signed up for the new season. Other celebrities lined up to take part include Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King. Further contestants are expected to be revealed shortly.
“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”, she said. “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.” Calman will be well known to BBC audience from her many appearances on BBC Radio 4, CBBC quiz show Top Class, BBC One’s daytime shows The Boss and Armchair Detectives; as well as QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week.