Strictly Come Dancing’s Susan Calman was overjoyed to receive a message of support from Emilia Clarke ahead of her Game Of Thrones-inspired dance on the show.
During Saturday’s live Halloween-themed show, comedian Calman and her partner Kevin Clifton will dance a Foxtrot to Queen’s Killer Queen, for which they will be dressed as characters from the fantasy drama series.
Calman shared a video message on Twitter filmed by Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen – the Mother of Dragons – in Game Of Thrones.
In character, Clarke said: “Susan – my daughters tell me that you are playing the Mother of Dragons this week on Strictly Come Dancing.
“As the Mother of Dragons myself, I wanted to wish you luck because you are my favourite, you and adorable Kevin, I want to win.
“My dragons and I will be watching, waiting, patiently, to see you win Strictly Come Dancing.”
She added: “I believe in you Susan, you go get ’em.”
Along with the post, Calman wrote: “Tonight I’m Daenerys Targaryen on @bbcstrictly. I just got a message from Daenerys Targaryen herself. Seriously. It’s actually her *swoons*.”
Earlier in the week, Calman tweeted a picture of Clarke as Daenerys and her co-star Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
She wrote: “Our Hallowe’en dance is the Foxtrot, to Killer Queen. @keviclifton has choreographed a brilliant routine. Can’t wait for Saturday!”
The 42-year-old Scottish star also expressed her joy at having a dragon on the show to accompany her routine.
Calman tweeted: “I asked Strictly if I could have a dragon this week. They’ve got me a dragon. I couldn’t love this show more.”
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One.