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Susan Calman's Biography

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Who is Susan Calman?

Susan Calman was born on 6 November 1974 in Glasgow, the daughter of Sir Kenneth Calman, former chief medical officer of Scotland, and Lady Anne, who became chair of NHS County Durham.

She was educated privately, and was a commercial lawyer for seven years, before chancing her arm as a comedian.

Her first stand-up performance was at the Stand club in Glasgow.

Her early accolades included getting to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards and being a finalist in the Funny Women competition. Susan Calman has appeared regularly on Radio 4, for example, on The News Quiz, Susan Calman is Convicted, and Woman’s Hour.

Her television credits include Have I Got News for You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Would I Lie To You.
Her first DVD was Lady Like.

In June 2012, she and her girlfriend of 9 years, Lee, entered into a civil partnership.

In February 2016, it was announced that Susan Calman would be a regular reporter on the new BBC2 show Too Much TV.

In September 2017, it was announced that Susan Calman would present a new BBC One show Armchair Detectives.

In 2018, she wrote a book Sunny Side Up.

In 2019, she presented Secret Scotland on Channel 5.

She has also been a team captain on the Channel Five series Celebrity Game Night.

Susan Calman on Strictly Come Dancing

On 15 August 2017, Susan Calman was the ninth celebrity to be announced as part of the Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

She was paired with Kevin Clifton.

They were the ninth couple to be eliminated.

Her height is 4ft 11in.

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Latest User Comments (1)
june Martin
june Martin
She is just wonderful.A real breath of fresh air,.Is she related to Nicola Sturgeon she does look like her (Hope I got the name right)..No I'm not a comedian nor trying to be one! Just an 'Old lady' who loves Scotland after being married to a Scot for many years.Going to look for her books now.Hope to see more of her on TV. Love and best wishes to her. June
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