“We need glitz and glamor!” Shirley Ballas is ‘99% sure ‘that Strictly Come Dancing will return this year … with show honoring first-line Corona virus workers
Shirley Ballas has said she is “99% sure”. Strictly Come Dancing will return to television later this year and when it does, it will be a tribute to those who have helped fight the corona virus.
The chief judge, 59, said she believes people will need the glitz and glamor of the show when it gets colder.
She said Hey! magazine: “Of course everything changes from day to day, but I have spoken to the executive producer of Strictly and I am 99% sure that we will somehow appear on screens.
Hopeful: Shirley Ballas said she is “99% sure”. Strictly Come Dancing will return to television later this year and when it does, it will honor those who have helped fight the corona virus
“We all realize that when the colder months come, we need some glitz and glamor – it’s like going to Hollywood or Vegas and something the whole family can enjoy.
“It is imperative for that show to continue, so you can be sure your trolley is doing its best to pick it up.”
Ballas said she has a few thoughts about who she would like to see participate, adding, “I’ve always wanted someone from the royal family.
Essential: The chief judge said she believes people need the glitz and glamor of the show when it gets colder
Read all about it: The full interview can now be read in the latest edition of Hello!
“But it doesn’t necessarily have to be someone in the spotlight, because what I like the most is getting to know someone’s journey.
“And I know we will have fantastic NHS stories, there will be a reflection on the corona virus and what people have done for communities and I think it will be a real tearjerker.”
Trapped with her boyfriend Daniel Taylor, Ballas said the crisis has given her a new appreciation for the simple things and forced her to reevaluate her lifestyle.
She said, “I will never take a new ballroom for granted. I will never take work or messages for granted.
“And now I realize I don’t have to work 24/7. I enjoy working, but just as important is the time you spend with your family.
“You have to put your partner and family at the top of the list and there must be time – time to garden, cook, read books.”
New Look: Ballas, who was locked up with her boyfriend Daniel Taylor (pictured), said the crisis has given her a new appreciation for the simple things and forced her to reevaluate her lifestyle
She continued, “Danny and I are in a really nice relationship, but we were only used to spending a few nights together.
“It’s been three months now and it was educational! The positive side is that I am grateful for the time I can share with my partner.
“I want it to work at age 60, I want a long-term relationship, but you have to spend time with that person to find out if it will work.”
The full interview is now available in the latest edition of Hello!, Now available.