Saturday 21 September 2019

‘Mother of Dragons’ Emilia Clarke backs Susan Calman to win Strictly

Not only does the comic have JK Rowling’s backing, but she is now supported by the Game Of Thrones star.

Susan Calman
Susan Calman

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Strictly Come Dancing’s Susan Calman was overjoyed to receive a message of support from Emilia Clarke ahead of her Game Of Thrones-inspired dance on the show.

During Saturday’s live Halloween-themed show, comedian Calman and her partner Kevin Clifton will dance a Foxtrot to Queen’s Killer Queen, for which they will be dressed as characters from the fantasy drama series.

Calman shared a video message on Twitter filmed by Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen – the Mother of Dragons – in Game Of Thrones.

In character, Clarke said: “Susan – my daughters tell me that you are playing the Mother of Dragons this week on Strictly Come Dancing.

“As the Mother of Dragons myself, I wanted to wish you luck because you are my favourite, you and adorable Kevin, I want to win.

“My dragons and I will be watching, waiting, patiently, to see you win Strictly Come Dancing.”

She added: “I believe in you Susan, you go get ’em.”

Along with the post, Calman wrote: “Tonight I’m Daenerys Targaryen on @bbcstrictly. I just got a message from Daenerys Targaryen herself. Seriously. It’s actually her *swoons*.”

Earlier in the week, Calman tweeted a picture of Clarke as Daenerys and her co-star Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

She wrote: “Our Hallowe’en dance is the Foxtrot, to Killer Queen. @keviclifton has choreographed a brilliant routine. Can’t wait for Saturday!”

The 42-year-old Scottish star also expressed her joy at having a dragon on the show to accompany her routine.

Calman tweeted: “I asked Strictly if I could have a dragon this week. They’ve got me a dragon. I couldn’t love this show more.”

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One.

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