Article: Susan Calman sheds a few tears on Strictly as she aces her tango with Kevin Clifton

Susan Calman sheds a few tears on Strictly as she aces her tango with Kevin Clifton

Susan Calman got a bit overwhelmed as she and Kevin Clifton completed their tango (Picture: BBC)

It all got a bit much for Susan Calman as she took to the dancefloor in her bid to reach Strictly’s Blackpool week.

Saturday night’s show saw the comedian putting on her best tango face as she and Kevin Clifton kicked off the show with their routine to Katy Perry’s Firework.

And as they finished to a standing ovation Susan couldn’t hold back the tears.

‘It was quite an emotional song,’ she insisted as a concerned Tess Daly asked her if she wanted a tissue. ‘It was great though.’

Source: Metro

 

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Article: Strictly’s Susan Calman has an unlikely celebrity fan

‘You’re an inspiration’

Strictly’s Susan Calman has an unlikely celebrity fan

Susan Calman is undeniably the star of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing and viewers absolutely LOVE seeing her and dance partner Kevin Clifton hit the dance floor each week.

And it’s not just us that’s a huge fan of hers, author J.K. Rowling is too, calling Calman an ‘inspiration’ on Twitter.

 

Tweeting a picture of her dressed as Wonder Woman, Susan says:

‘I wanted to do Strictly to prove that I could do something terrifying if I just believed in myself. I’d love to get to Blackpool but no matter what happens I think I’ve done that. Because if I can be Wonder Woman, anyone can.’

 

‘You’re an inspiration, Calman,’ J.K. Rowling tweeted back along with four kisses. Which promoted Susan to tweet ‘Right back at you.’ Awwww.

And it wasn’t just Rowling, tons of others flooded Susan with support.

 

We’d love to see you in Blackpool too Susan, can your dance be Harry Potter themed now?

Source: Good Housekeeping

Article: Strictly Come Dancing star Susan Calman’s wife: Scottish comedian shares love story with partner Lee Cormack

STRICTLY Come Dancing has been a massive positive influence on Susan Calman’s life.

Susan Calman performs fiery Game of Thrones routine on Strictly

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Susan Calman on Strictly Come DancingSusan Calman has been supported by her wife every week on Strictly Come Dancing [Wenn]

The BBC Radio 4 presenter is the first to admit how much Strictly Come Dancing has changed her life.

However, Susan Calman can’t help but give most of that credit to her loving wife, Lee Cormack.

Front row every week to support her wife and professional Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton – who is married to Karen Clifton – Susan and Lee are nothing but supportive of one another.

From their civil partnership to their wedding day, here’s everything you need to know about Susan’s relationship and wife Lee:

Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton perform on Strictly Come DancingKevin Clifton and Susan Calman have been impressing the judges regularly on Strictly [Wenn]

When did Susan and Lee meet?

A long term love story, the 43 year old met Lee, a local authority lawyer, 15 years ago.

They become civil partners in 2012.

Susan and Lee’s wedding day

In 2015, the happy couple were allowed to make things official and quickly become one another’s wife.

Talking about her wedding day, Susan admitted it was one of the best days of her life.

Susan Calman on Strictly Come DancingSusan Calman’s wife wore a super hero hat to support this dance [Wenn]

Susan Calman wife and Kevin Clifton laughingLee Cormack and Kevin Clifton have been helping Susan Calman with her Strictly experience [Susan Calman/Twitter]

She said: “They were two of the happiest days of my life. And, yes, being married does make a difference. I don’t like it when people say it’s just a bit of paper. Not to me it isn’t. And anyway, it’s something gay people fought for over many years.”

Susan and Lee’s home life

The couple of 15 years live together in Glasgow with their five cats, all of which have a special name to them.

First, there’s Pickle, and then they proceed to name their feline friends after famous names and characters such as Daisy Fay Harper and DCI Jane Tennison, the police officer played by Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect.

Susan Calman and her wife have catsSusan Calman and her wife have five cats together with very interesting names [Susan Calman/Twitter]

Strictly support

Lee not only joined Susan and Kevin in rehearsals for a energy boost, she’s also front row of the BBC show every week.

In fact, Lee even wore her own superhero hat the week Susan dressed up as Wonder Woman.

Source: OK! Magazine

Article: Susan Calman says this week’s tango on Strictly Come Dancing is ‘what the British public have been waiting for – passion!’

Strictly’s Susan Calman to show off ‘serious’ side in passionate tango (Guy Levy/PA)

Strictly’s Susan Calman to show off ‘serious’ side in passionate tango (Guy Levy/PA)

STRICTLY COME DANCING duo Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton have promised a passionate dance this weekend, and are hoping it will see them through to the all-important Blackpool week.

Comedian Calman and her professional partner have been known for their fun routines throughout the series, but are now keen to reveal a different side, and will do so with a “serious” tango.

Clifton told Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two: “This week is heading to Blackpool, it’s a really, really important week.

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“So what we’ve done, we wanted to give ourselves no excuses, we didn’t want to be in a position where (the judges) could say we’ve let the theme overtake the dance, which has been a comment of ours before.

“The entire dance is content. There are no gimmicks, this is pure ballroom dancing, and I think Susan can do that – she’s becoming a ballroom dancer the more this competition goes on.”

Calman said: “There’s passion, we’re finally letting the genie out of the bottle. It’s what the British public have been waiting for – passion between Kevin and I!”

Calman and Clifton will dance their tango to Katy Perry’s Firework, and the Scottish stand-up said the song’s lyrics have been inspiring.

“This is a very special song, it’s kind of about not believing in yourself but going for it, and it’s all about having one night to prove you’re good enough,” she said.

Clifton added: “Own the night and go and show them what you’re worth – we thought it would be fitting for the qualifying round for Blackpool.”

The Strictly professional said he has put special care into the tango routine for Calman.

“We want to take it really seriously and not throw too much stuff at it, and I think this is the first time you’ll see us in that sort of zone,” Clifton said.

“Everything we’ve done so far has been light, joyous, happy and fun.”

Calman said: “It’s about proving to people we can dance.”

Clifton said he is “adamant” that he wants Strictly viewers to see Calman as a ballroom dancer.

“I think, because she was a comedian coming on the show, people assumed that was what she was going to be – funny routine after funny routine,” he added.

“And I want to show that Susan is an awesome dancer, so I’ve done a routine to show everyone that this week.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues at 6.45pm on Saturday on BBC One.

Source: Sunday Post

Article: Susan Calman to show ‘serious’ side with passionate tango on Strictly

Calman and Kevin Clifton have promised a passionate dance this weekend

Strictly Come Dancing’s Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton have promised a passionate dance this weekend, and are hoping it will see them through to the all-important Blackpool week.

Comedian Calman and her professional partner have been known for their fun routines throughout the series, but are now keen to reveal a different side, and will do so with a “serious” tango.

Clifton told Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two: “This week is heading to Blackpool, it’s a really, really important week.

“So what we’ve done, we wanted to give ourselves no excuses, we didn’t want to be in a position where (the judges) could say we’ve let the theme overtake the dance, which has been a comment of ours before.

“The entire dance is content. There are no gimmicks, this is pure ballroom dancing, and I think Susan can do that – she’s becoming a ballroom dancer the more this competition goes on.”

Calman said: “There’s passion, we’re finally letting the genie out of the bottle. It’s what the British public have been waiting for – passion between Kevin and I!”

Calman and Clifton will dance their tango to Katy Perry’s Firework, and the Scottish stand-up said the song’s lyrics have been inspiring.
“This is a very special song, it’s kind of about not believing in yourself but going for it, and it’s all about having one night to prove you’re good enough,” she said.
Clifton added: “Own the night and go and show them what you’re worth – we thought it would be fitting for the qualifying round for Blackpool.”


The whole Strictly cast (Image: TV pic)
The Strictly professional said he has put special care into the tango routine for Calman.
“We want to take it really seriously and not throw too much stuff at it, and I think this is the first time you’ll see us in that sort of zone,” Clifton said.
“Everything we’ve done so far has been light, joyous, happy and fun.”

Calman said: “It’s about proving to people we can dance.”

Clifton said he is “adamant” that he wants Strictly viewers to see Calman as a ballroom dancer.
“I think, because she was a comedian coming on the show, people assumed that was what she was going to be – funny routine after funny routine,” he added.
“And I want to show that Susan is an awesome dancer, so I’ve done a routine to show everyone that this week.”

Source: Birmingham Mail