Susan Calman bursts into tears as she dances stern tango


She’s been dancing comedic dance routines so far throughout the competition.

But comedienne and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Susan Calman put on a stern-faced, straight-laced display when she and partner Kevin Clifton performed the tango for the judges on Saturday.

And as soon as it ended, the 43-year-old burst into emotional tears, clearly overwhelmed by the whole thing.

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‘It was like watching Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster!’ Susan Calman bursts into tears as she completes stern-faced tango and faces the judges

Ushering them from the dance floor as she wailed into her pro partner’s blazer, Tess Daly asked how she was.

‘That was an emotional song and dance!’ she sobbed.

Bruno Tonioli was so taken aback by the change in direction for the usually comic performer, he remarked that ‘it was like watching Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster’.

Referring to the drama-filled BBC series in which Suranne plays a scorned ex-wife, Bruno commented on Susan’s ‘snarls and pouts’.

Stern: Susan Calman put on a stern-faced, straight-laced display when she and partner Kevin Clifton performed the tango for the judges on Saturday

Stern: Susan Calman put on a stern-faced, straight-laced display when she and partner Kevin Clifton performed the tango for the judges on Saturday

Stern: Susan Calman put on a stern-faced, straight-laced display when she and partner Kevin Clifton performed the tango for the judges on Saturday

Craig Revel Horwood was less enthusiastic, saying: ‘Your posture is the main thing that bothered me. Your feet weren’t closing, your face looked in pain.’

He did, however, add: ‘But I love the serious side and you put your all into it.’

Darcey Bussell said: ‘There was focus and drama. It started with a strong frame and pout. You do get more and more emotional.’

To which Susan replied: ‘I’ve never danced before and I get emotional – it’s beautiful.’ 

Totes emosh: As soon as it ended, the 43-year-old burst into emotional tears, clearly overwhelmed by the whole thing

Totes emosh: As soon as it ended, the 43-year-old burst into emotional tears, clearly overwhelmed by the whole thing

Totes emosh: As soon as it ended, the 43-year-old burst into emotional tears, clearly overwhelmed by the whole thing

There was glowing praise for Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova who performed the Charleston.

Darcey remarked: ‘You’re a tall strong man with a strong frame but you were able to keep it graceful!’

Shirley Ballas said: ‘Your choreography is outstanding, you executed it to the best of your ability, it was flawless!’

Bruno added ‘Your star is rising high,’ while Craig simply said it was ‘A-Maze-Zing’.

Critique: Shirley got firm on Ruth, saying 'it was meant to be a slow foxtrot - but I only counted the one slow [step]. It wasn't my favourite. It looked like a quick step'

Critique: Shirley got firm on Ruth, saying 'it was meant to be a slow foxtrot - but I only counted the one slow [step]. It wasn't my favourite. It looked like a quick step'

Critique: Shirley got firm on Ruth, saying ‘it was meant to be a slow foxtrot – but I only counted the one slow [step]. It wasn’t my favourite. It looked like a quick step’

High praise: There was glowing praise for Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova who performed the Charleston

High praise: There was glowing praise for Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova who performed the Charleston

High praise: There was glowing praise for Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova who performed the Charleston

End of the line? 'You were out of your depth,' was the general consensus from the judges, dwelling on the fact that last week the pair had tripped and fallen over

End of the line? 'You were out of your depth,' was the general consensus from the judges, dwelling on the fact that last week the pair had tripped and fallen over

End of the line? ‘You were out of your depth,’ was the general consensus from the judges, dwelling on the fact that last week the pair had tripped and fallen over

The dance also moved Davood’s wife, who was seen crying in the audience.

Receiving much less praise was Ruth Langsford, who danced the foxtrot with Anton Du Beke.

‘You were out of your depth,’ was the general consensus from the judges, dwelling on the fact that last week the pair had tripped and fallen over.

‘I thought you were very much in your depth,’ Anton told Ruth, reassuringly.

Shirley got firm on them: ‘It was meant to be a slow foxtrot – but I only counted the one slow [step]. It wasn’t my favourite. It looked like a quick step.’

Dull dull dull dull: Craig was, as usual, difficult to please - especially when it came to the foxtrots of the night

Dull dull dull dull: Craig was, as usual, difficult to please - especially when it came to the foxtrots of the night

Dull dull dull dull: Craig was, as usual, difficult to please – especially when it came to the foxtrots of the night

Harsh: Also dancing the foxtrot was Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse - who also were criticised for their performance

Harsh: Also dancing the foxtrot was Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse - who also were criticised for their performance

Harsh: Also dancing the foxtrot was Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse – who also were criticised for their performance

Bruno said it was ‘the fox that lost the trot and turned into a gallop’.

This was a slight slap in the face for the This Morning and Loose Women star, who had found dancing along to Mack The Knife an emotional moment as her late father ‘loved that song’. 

Also dancing the foxtrot was Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse – who also were criticised for their performance.

‘You were better a couple of weeks ago,’ Darcey said, as Shirley said it was ‘not the best but not the worst’.

Bruno was happy that Jonnie’s ‘bum stuck out’ and that he found it emotional – but lacked the ‘va va voom you had a couple of weeks ago’.

Mincing his words? Bruno said it was 'the fox that lost the trot and turned into a gallop'

Mincing his words? Bruno said it was 'the fox that lost the trot and turned into a gallop'

Mincing his words? Bruno said it was ‘the fox that lost the trot and turned into a gallop’

Craig’s critique was simply that it was ‘dull dull dull dull’.

Returning after last weekend’s perfect score, Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice were at it again, with another excellent performance – this time, a salsa.

Shirley said of the pair: ‘It was on the way to being a champion performance. You just go for it. You’re amazing!’

Bruno added ‘You have a first class ticket’ of the fact that next week sees the dancers performing in Blackpool.

‘What a saucy scrumpet,’ he added of Debbie.

Shirley told Gorka and Alex: 'I felt like I was transported to a nightclub where there was just the two of you. Superb'

Shirley told Gorka and Alex: 'I felt like I was transported to a nightclub where there was just the two of you. Superb'

Shirley told Gorka and Alex: ‘I felt like I was transported to a nightclub where there was just the two of you. Superb’

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez performed an Argentine dance, which prompted Bruno to remark about Alexandra: ‘You are a magnificent creature, fueled by passion.’

Craig gushed: ‘You never cease to amaze me, that was incredible!’

Darcey said that the pair ‘engage us straight away’ and that ‘it was so passionate I loved it’.

Shirley agreed: ‘I felt like I was transported to a nightclub where there was just the two of you. Superb.’ 

 



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