Susan Calman shows off her new Strictly Come Dancing tattoo

Susan Calman has made good on her Strictly Come Dancing promise to get a tattoo if she made Blackpool week.


Susan danced with Kevin Clifton on last year’s series, just missing out on the Quarter Finals.

Almost a year on since first appearing on the show, Susan has unveiled her new Strictly tattoo.

She wrote on Twitter: “On Strictly, I promised the audience I’d get a specific tattoo if me and @keviclifton got to Blackpool.

“1. I always keep my promises

Susan Calman,
Susan Calman

“2. I added a sun for Bring Me Sunshine

“3. It’s full of joy and a reminder of what I can achieve if I dance outside my comfort zone. I love it!”


Kevin replied: “Theres just nobody more awesome than my friend @SusanCalman ❤️”

Susan departed Strictly last year after the dance off against Alexandra Burke.

After the result, Susan said, “I have loved every minute of it. Everyone from wardrobe, make-up, the runners, you and lovely Claudia, Zoe on It Takes Two, the beautiful judges who have brought such light into my life every single week…

“Everyone involved in the show, the audience, everyone who voted for us, we got far further than we thought we would.

“To my friends and my family and my lovely wife who’s here every single week supporting me.

“Most of all, I’ve made a friend for life and Kevin may not have won the Glitterball this year but he’s won Strictly for me.”

Kevin added, “I’d like to say a couple of thank yous actually; when Strictly is on I’m not the easiest person to live with, I go a bit mad so I’d like to say first of all thanks to my wife for putting up with me.

Tess Daly, Susan Calman, Kevin Clifton
Tess Daly, Susan Calman, Kevin Clifton

“I’d like to say thank you to Strictly Come Dancing and echoing everything that Susan said about everyone on it because I think in a world where not everything going on at the moment is always nice…

“Strictly is the one thing that brings a lot of joy and happiness into the world through the wonderful thing that is dance.


“And I think Susan you’ve been the absolute epitome of joy and happiness throughout this whole competition which in my eyes makes you a beautiful dancer. So thank you for dancing with me and thanks for being my friend.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the autumn.