Ruth Langsford reaches out to Shirley Ballas on anniversary of brother’s death

Ruth Langsford offered her support to Shirley Ballas after the Strictly head judge shared a story about the death of her brother. Dance star Shirley, 60, took to social media on Saturday to share her memories of her brother – who she explained had taken his own life in 2003. The star uploaded a number […]

Bruno Tonioli ‘worried for Strictly future after Anton wows in judge’s seat’

Bruno Tonioli fears he may be ‘forgotten’ from the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel – and replaced by Anton du Beke. The 65-year-old choreographer has been largely absent from the 2020 season of Strictly after he ditched the show in favour of maintaining his judging seat on Dancing With The Stars in the USA instead. […]

Shirley Ballas says jealous ex-friend ‘wished her Princess Diana style death’

Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas was ‘shocked’ to learn that an old friend had wished her a ‘Princess Diana style death’ when she was cast by the BBC. The 60-year-old ballroom dancer, who is also head judge on the hit dance show, shot to fame when she was selected to appear on the show in […]

Shirley Ballas discusses mini-facelift dreams after turning 60 in lockdown

Strictly Come Dancing star Shirley Ballas has opened up about her opinion on going under the knife in search of a rejuvenated appearance. The head judge turned 60-years-old last month and, despite always looking flawless on television, says she sometimes questions the reflection she finds in the mirror. Shirley admits to indulging in a little […]

Strictly’s First Look images show how stars and contestants will keep far apart

Strictly Come Dancing will look dramatically different for the 2020 season as first look images show contestants, judges and hosts all social distancing for the new episodes. Strictly’s highly anticipated return begins tonight with the first episode of the eighteenth season of the long-running BBC show. The launch episode will show celebrity contestants paired with […]

Shirley Ballas thrilled for Strictly same-sex couple as it’s ‘long overdue’

This year certainly needs some sparkle and joy. And, come ­Saturday night, we’re finally getting both back in our lives – with the return of Strictly Come Dancing. Coronavirus means the series this year will have fewer contestants and run for nine weeks instead of 12. But that is as far as Strictly bosses will […]