Winter is coming: Kevin Clifton's excitement at Game Of Thrones inspired routine
Susan Calman may make a spectacular entrance involving a dragon in this weekend’s Halloween spectacular, her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton has hinted.
Scottish comedian Calman and Clifton will perform a Game Of Thrones inspired foxtrot to the Queen song Killer Queen.
Clifton told the Press Association: “I really love the theme weeks on Strictly, Halloween being probably one of my favourites of the whole series.
“I love it when we get the chance to properly dress up and get into a big character for a dance, and this one we’re doing is inspired by Game Of Thrones, which I’m a big fan of.”
“I wanted us to be inspired by Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen from Game Of Thrones, so that’s what we’re doing.”
The popular fantasy series stars British actor Kit Harington as Jon Snow, a character who has been at the centre of some of the biggest story lines in the TV adaption of George RR Martin’s novels.
Calman’s Strictly Halloween character, inspired by Daenerys Targaryen, is also popular among Thrones fans for her status as the Mother of Dragons.
Professional dancer Clifton admitted he is a huge fan of the series, but has yet to meet any of the cast.
He said: “I’ve never met Kit Harington, I’d be quite excited if I did. That would be awesome although I don’t know if I would be able to dance, I’d be a bit awestruck. I’m a massive fan, a massive fan. If he was sat there (in the audience) and I was in my Jon Snow outfit, I’d get all nervous.”
Hinting at their Halloween routine, he revealed: “There may be a dragon involved in tomorrow’s number that Susan may or may not be flying into the ballroom on. Leather trousers (are also) absolutely a must.”
Last week the couple performed a cha cha to Little Mix’s Shout Out To My Ex in which she pretended to break up with judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Clifton said: “I never would have thought it, but Susan is actually a real ballroom girl. Usually people lean towards one or the other and with Susan I just assumed she would enjoy Latin more.
“She’s actually, she’s great at Latin, but she’s really taken to the ballroom and technically she’s really starting to improve, she’s actually becoming a ballroom dancer, she’s really impressed me this week.”