Strictly judge Shirley Ballas admits 'heartbreaking' part of show as it returns for 21st series
19.09.2023 - 20:43
Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has admitted that there is a 'heartbreaking' part of show after it returned for its 21st series. The 63 year old ballroom dancer, dance teacher, and dance adjudicator often has some tough decisions to make on the show, which all comes with the role of being Head Judge. As the show dances its way back into our living rooms for the foreseeable months, with a host of new celebrities vying for the Glitterball Trophy, Shirley has opened up on her favourite bits, best memories, and why it can sometimes be heartbreaking.
Here's what she had to say... Strictly is back for its 21st series! How does it feel to return to the judging panel for such a monumental show? I’m super excited to return to the panel, it’s going to be one superb series. I feel so lucky to get a front row seat in the ballroom, it is a real privilege.
I cannot wait to nurture and guide our new celebrities to help them become the best dancers they can be. We've asked all the pros what they were doing when they were 21, so what were you doing ? And what was life like for you? When I was 21 I was married to my dance partner. We were aiming to be world champions and we were dancing professionally and lecturing all over the world.
Every year there is so much excitement when Strictly comes back on our screens, what keeps audiences coming back for more? I think the injection of glitz and glamour lightens up audience’s living rooms. I think viewers love to follow the journey of our celebrities throughout their time on the show and they enjoy having their own opinions and thoughts on the dances. What is the biggest joy from your job as a Strictly judge, and the biggest challenge? The biggest joy is being a small part in the
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