Deep joy. Strictly Come Dancing is back on television for the 2017 series and I am glued to it.

I just love all the sparkle, fake tans, costumes and music. Oh, and the dancing, of course.

This year, I am following one of the contestants I met about two to three years ago at the BBC’s Pacific Quay studios in Glasgow when I was interviewing stars of the Scottish soap River City over six weeks on the Fred MacAulay show on BBC Radio Scotland.

I am a big fan of River City and have been over the years and, when I was asked to come in and interview one of the stars from the show on a weekly basis, I was delighted, not only to meet with them, but also to ask them what went on back stage.

I have to say the actors were all very friendly and easy to interview. Over the weeks, I did meet lots of them, as well as other personalities who were being interviewed by Fred.

It was here that I met Susan Calman, who was co-hosting the shows in Glasgow. The comedian, who hails from Glasgow, was interviewing the invited live audience for Fred’s show and spent the time chatting, again, live on the show, to some of those who turned up to watch the radio show being recorded.

Susan has certainly grasped the opportunity on Strictly with both hands, and has embraced the glitter; glam and dancing lessons with gusto, and I wish her every success, and hope she goes far on the show.

But if you are sitting here in Bishopton; Erskine or Inchinnan wondering how you could take up dancing locally, well you are in luck, Bridgewater Sports Centre may be able to help you out, and there is always Renfrewshire Leisure who have many classes in and around Paisley to chose from as well.

And, as the entertainment legend that was Sir Bruce Forsyth said: "Keep dancing…"