Entertainment Shirley Ballas Has A Warning For The Early Strictly Come Dancing Favourite

15:26  19 october  2020
15:26  19 october  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Shirley Ballas has been confirmed as the new judge on Strictly Come Dancing . Clearly ecstatic at her casting as a devoted follower of the show, she added: ' Strictly Come Dancing The dancer she was referring to is Helen Richey, who has judged on Dancing With The Stars for the past 15 years.

Shirley Ballas sashayed her way on to the Strictly dance floor for the first time on Saturday - and it's fair to say she received a pretty good reaction. The Latin expert had to contend with Bruno's accidental groping, gamely laughing it off and carrying on. And the new head judge did slip up once

Shirley Ballas sitting on a table © BBC/Guy Levy Shirley Ballas

Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas has given a warning to contestant Maisie Smith after emerging as this year’s early favourite.

The EastEnders star and her partner Gorka Marquez have been marked out as ones to watch with bookies and viewers alike, after Maisie won last year’s Strictly Children In Need special.

However, Shirley has told Maisie that she should not think that having previous experience on the BBC ballroom show will count for anything in this year’s competition.

Shirley Ballas sitting on a table © BBC/Guy Levy Shirley Ballas

In an interview with The Sun, she said: “I know she won the special but if I was Maisie I wouldn’t take anything for granted because doing one dance is not like doing ten weeks.

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Judge Shirley Ballas says she believes Strictly Come Dancing will return this year and will honour key workers. She told Hello! magazine: "Of course everything changes day-to-day but I have spoken to Strictly 's executive producer, and I am 99% sure that we will be on screens in one form or another.

International ballroom champion Shirley Ballas has been named as the new head judge on Strictly Come Dancing . Nicknamed the Queen of Latin, the 56-year-old will Strictly professional Anton Du Beke and former judge Arlene Phillips were among the favourites to take on the head judge role.

“You’ve got to be there and you’ve got to be full on and you’ve got to go the whole nine yards.”

She added: “You could see the competitive spirit, you could feel it. These people all look like they were at the starting block, ready to move forward.”

a person standing in front of a building: Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith © BBC/Guy Levy Gorka Marquez and Maisie Smith

Shirley also said viewers should keep their eye on comedian Bill Bailey – who is partnered with last year’s winning pro Oti Mabuse – in the coming weeks, after impressing her with his moves during the group dance on Saturday’s launch show.

Admitting she’d initially pegged him as “this year’s Ed Balls”, she changed her mind after seeing him dance.

“He was rotating his hips, he was giving it some stick,” she said.

a person on a court: Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey © BBC/Guy Levy Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey

This year’s Strictly stars are currently rehearsing with their partners ahead of this week’s first live show.

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Saturday’s launch episode introduced us to the 12-strong line-up, and saw the celebrities meet their partners for the first time.

There was also a number of notable changes to fit in with coronavirus guidelines, including a socially distanced audience, individual judges’ desks and pre-recorded routines from the professional dancers.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.

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