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Susan Calman admits career-threatening issue: All the details

The Grand By The Sea star recently sought help

susan calman fear of flying
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
August 2, 2022
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Susan Calman is lighting up our TV screens every night this week with her new show Susan Calman's Grand By The Sea, but the comedian recently revealed a crippling fear that put her career as a travel presenter in jeopardy.

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The star is known for her travel-based TV series, giving viewers a taste of the best staycations Britain has to offer as well as showcasing cruises, and she has a very good reason for sticking to home soil and journeying by boat – until recently, Susan was terrified of flying, limiting how many travel shows she could do. 

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Susan Calman is currently exploring the UK coastline

"Until very recently I had a terrible fear of flying," she told Love TV magazine. "I still have a fear of flying, but I can now get on a plane."

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Susan went on to explain how she's working towards conquering her fear. "I did some hypnotherapy, which really helped me," she shared.

"[I'm] just trying to retrain my brain to say 'you're missing out on life,'" she said. "I still don't enjoy it but I know the destination at the end will make it worthwhile."

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Susan Calman has been afraid of flying for 20 years

Susan also spoke to Ranvir Singh about her fear of flying on Lorraine on Monday morning, sharing: "I had a terrible fear of flying for about 20 years, so to be able to do this has been a huge step forward, and a huge challenge."

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Susan Calman's Grand By The Sea sees the star turn her hand at everything from sea-swimming to jet-skiing, proving that despite her fear of flying, Susan is rather adventurous.

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Susan Calman loves to travel

We wonder where her next show will take her...

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