BBC Breakfast Presenter
Professional partner: Kevin Clifton.
Bookies original odds: 7 to 1.
I hope I don’t make anyone angry. I definitely need patience and understanding in a dance partner
Born in Croydon, Susanna first experience of performance was a child actor. After graduating from Bristol University with a degree in Politics and Philosophy she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Cardiff School of Journalism.
Susanna’s first BBC role was at Radio Bristol which led to a job for Radio 5 Live. Following this she moved to BBC News 24.
Now working on the BBC Breakfast programme with former Strictly contestant Bill Turnbull, Susanna has some Strictly form after beating the rest of the BBC news readers in a Children In Need version of the show. That one off performance has helped her earn seven to one odds with the bookies to win Strictly.
One of Susanna’s other claims to fame is being voted into FHM’s ‘World’s Sexiest 100 Women’ list in May 2013.
Susanna has three sons with her long term partner Dominic Cotton.