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Dancer Shirley Ballas is dating an actor.

Relationship Facts of Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.
She hopes her actor boyfriend Daniel will propose to her one day!
She says her relationship with Danny has changed her life, "He’s very different to anyone I’ve been with before. First of all, he’s 6ft 1in, he’s the tallest man I’ve ever dated, and I love his jet black hair."

How much age gap does Shirley have with her husband?

Shirley Ballas is in a relationship with Daniel Taylor.

She met her boyfriend Daniel during rehearsals for Jack And The Beanstalk at the Liverpool Empire. He is 13 years younger than Shirley.

The couple is so much in love that they are getting married and were spotted ring shopping.

Her mum Audrey Rich also lives with the couple.

Failed Marriages

Shirley married Sammy Stopford when she was just 18. But they split after five years of marriage affair.

She was married to Corky Ballas in the mid-1980s. Their child, professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas, was born in 1986. Later the couple divorced in 2007.

Who is Shirley Ballas?

Shirley Ballas is an English ballroom dancer, dance teacher, and dance adjudicator.

She is professionally trained in the international Latin division.

She won several championship titles which earned her the name The Queen of Latin.

Shirley Ballas -Birth Age, Family

Ballas was born Shirley Annette on 6 September 1960 in Wallasey, England to George Rich and Audrey Rich. She has a brother David and a sister Julianne Hough.

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Caption: Shirley Ballas and Daniel Taylor (Source: Hello,Magazine)

When Shirley was just two years old his father left the family and raised by her mum and brother David.

Shirley Reconnected with her father George following the death of her brother David, who took his own life aged 44 in 2003.

Shirley Ballas-Professional Dancing Career, TV

She began dancing at the of age 7 and started performing in competitions in the following years.

At the age of 15, Ballas moved to North Yorkshire to partner with British Ballroom Champion Nigel Tiffany. Two years later, she moved with Tiffany to London.

Shirley’s dance teacher Nina Hunt convinced her to audition to partner with dancer Sammy Stopford.

Their best result was winning Professional Latin at Black Dance Festival in 1983. Together their best results were winning Professional Latin at Blackpool Dance Festival in 1995-1996.

Ballas stopped competing in a dance competition in 1996, becoming a dance coach and judge for ballroom and Latin American competitions.

Ballas has appeared on Dancing with the stars, giving master classes and commentating on the show.

She joined the judging panel of Strictly Come Dancing series 15 on BBC One Replacing Len Goodman as head judge on 9th September 2017.

She appeared as a guest panelist of Loose Women on ITV and who Do You Think You Are, BBC in 2018, present she appears in Our School summer on CBBC.

Shirley Ballas-Net Worth, Salary

Being a judge and choreographer Shirley has a net worth of $1 million US. As a dancer, she earns around £17,101 which is around $23,044 US.

Shirley receives £180,000 in Strictly Come Dancing series 15.

Shirley relocated to the capital after living in LA, living in a beautiful home that features a huge TV and antique furniture.

The Sparkle company is a UK-based company that helps to decorate her entire home.

Shirley’s boyfriend Daniel Taylor has an estimated Net Worth is $5 Million.

Viewers’ Angry Reaction

In the Sunday episode of strictly come dancing Mike Bushell and Katya Jones went head to head against Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe in the dance-off.

Motsi Mabuse and Bruno Tonioli saved Catherine and Johannes while Craig Revel Horwood saved Mike and Katya. Her decision to save Mike and Katya made viewers angry.

Body Measurements

Shirley’s height is 5 feet 3 inches. She has Dark Brown eyes with brunette hair. Her body measurement is 35-28-35 inches.

Social Media

Shirley as Strictly Come Dancing head judge has 62.27k followers on Twitter, and 144.7k on Instagram.


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