Friday 15 December 2017

Strictly Susan’s Wonder Woman is the best thing I’ve ever seen – JK Rowling

Susan Calman proved to be the writer’s super hero of the evening.

Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing

By Francesca Gosling

Writer JK Rowling has showered praise on Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Susan Calman, lauding her Wonder Woman-inspired dance as the best television she has ever seen.

Calman delighted the audience with her performance on the BBC One contest’s movie-themed week on Saturday, dancing the first samba of the series with partner Kevin Clifton.

She swapped the traditional man-woman positions when she span Clifton on the floor and the pair included Beyonce’s signature body-pump move.

Rowling, who Tweeted earlier that she had tuned in late and hoped she had not missed Calman, commented: “@SusanCalman That might have been the best thing I’ve ever seen on television. #StrictlyComeDancing2017.”

Other fans joined in her praise, with Graeme Shield commenting: “Can’t stop smiling. Wonder(ful) Woman!”

Calman then sealed her performance with a kiss, planting a lipsticked smack on judge Craig Revel Horwood’s cheek before receiving a total score of 20 from the panel.

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