Comedian Susan Calman has said it's a "dream come true" to be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, even though she is usually "the last person on the dancefloor".

The writer and star of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Sisters and panel show regular was revealed as the ninth contestant for the 15th series of Strictly on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show on Tuesday. Vine himself competed on Strictly in 2015.

"Finally I can reveal all the moves I've been practising in my kitchen to the nation," Calman told the BBC. 

"I haven't worn heels or a dress since I was 17 and I haven't danced with a man in over a decade," she admitted.

Describing herself as "an enthusiastic home dancer", Calman said she would now be "dancing in other people's homes in a (hopefully) entertaining way".

"I am terrified but excited to start my Strictly journey," she added.

Gemma Atkinson - Emmerdale star is signed up for Strictly

Also signed up for the new series of the weekend ratings hit are former JLS star Aston Merrygold, presenter Ruth Langsford, Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer and Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson.

Davood Ghadami - EastEnders star is also taking to the floor

Holby City's Joe McFadden, onetime Communards star the Reverend Richard Coles, EastEnders' Davood Ghadami and former Saturdays singer Mollie King complete the line-up of celebrities announced to date, with more contestants set to be revealed in the coming days. 

Strictly is back on BBC One next month.