Strictly Come Dancing stars are reportedly claiming Scottish comic Susan Calman is being “rewarded” by judges after already signing up for the nationwide tour.
Last week the 43-year-old broke down in tears after an emotional tango with her partner Kevin Clifton, scoring her a 27 from the panel.
But according to The Sun, Susan’s co-stars believe signing up for the arena tour, which takes place after the show finishes in December, has made her a favourite with the judges.
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“The theory is that she’s agreed to the tour, which is a big money-spinner and bosses want her in the show for as long as possible,” a source told the website.
“Susan is a nice woman and a lot of fun but she’s plainly not among the top dancers.”
The insider continued: “Some of the stronger stars such as Aston Merrygold, weren’t afforded the same treatment despite their talent.”
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OK! Online has contacted representatives for Strictly Come Dancing and Susan for comment.
Last week the dancing hopeful left viewers emotional after breaking down in tears during the BBC ballroom competition.
Susan Calman hit the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor on Saturday night to perform a tango to Katy Perry’s hit Firework.
But as her performance ended and the couple were greeted by host Tess Daly, Susan was seen bursting into tears as she confessed to feeling overwhelmed.
Seen with tears on her cheeks, Susan said to Tess: “That was quite an emotional song and a dance with my Kevin…sorry…it was great though.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One.