Scottish comic Susan Calman became the ninth celebrity to be named in the 2017 Strictly line-up

Susan Calman’s wife has shared her joy over the comedian’s inclusion in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Susan was revealed as the ninth celebrity to be taking part in the BBC1 dancing programme on Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 show.

Lee Cormack, who married the comic last year, tweeted: “Well I am so excited as my beautiful wife @SusanCalman has just been announced as celebrity number 9 on Strictly Come Dancing.”

 

Responding to the Twitter post, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson wrote: “I am excited for you both. Awesome awesome stuff.”

Ms Davidson also wrote ‘this is all of the awesomes’ in a reply to a tweet shared by Susan about her forthcoming turn on the dance floor.

 

Susan has proved a popular addition to the Strictly line-up on Twitter, with fans sharing their glee at her being named as one of the contestants, although for a few she was a surprising and unknown entity.

One fan of the show tweeted: “Susan Calman is going to be on Strictly so I already have a favourite.”

Another said: “I’m genuinely so happy that @SusanCalman is doing Strictly!! She’s going to be so great!!”

A Strictly doubter said: “Damn. Just when I thought I was done with Strictly for good, @SusanCalman & @RevRichardColes join the contest. I’ll have to watch it now.”

“Not the world’s biggest Strictly fan, but am 100% watching it for Susan Calman. #CalmanCanCanCan,” one of her fans wrote.

However, one person said they do not know who she was and added that they hoped there were some ‘big names coming’ for this year’s series.

Another wrote: “Is a celebrity a celebrity when you have to Google who they are after their Strictly ‘unveiling’?”

Susan, who has appeared on comedy panel shows such as QI and Mock The Week and is a regular on BBC Radio 4, is the latest star to be revealed for the 15th series of Strictly.

She will compete against Mollie King, Aston Merrygold, Ruth Langsford, Simon Rimmer, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Joe McFadden and Davood Ghadami.