Shirley Ballas pulled a brave face when she left BBC’s London studios Friday night after performing on The One Show.
The 60-year-old judge from Strictly Come Dancing put on an animated showing as she wore a rose print shirt dress, black tights without a foot and red heels.
Opening the show about the loss of her father George Andrew Rich at the age of 83 last week, Shirley said, ‘He will be missed but never forgotten.’
Brave: Shirley Ballas, 60, pulled a brave face when she left BBC’s London studios on Friday after performing on The One Show
Regarding her beloved father’s funeral, which took place on Monday, the talented dancer added: “We buried my father on Monday, which was really, really sad.”
Shirley looked radiant during her appearance, making her outfit pop with a swipe of red lipstick.
She wore her shoulder-length hair in loose curls.
It comes days after Shirley revealed her father, George – known as Andy – died suddenly last week.
Animated: The Strictly Come Dancing judge donned a beautiful rose print shirt dress, paired with black tights without feet and red heels, and put on an animated display for photographers
Stunning: Shirley looked radiant throughout her appearance, making her bold look pop with a swipe of red lipstick
Jewelery: The star was adorned with dazzling diamond earrings and a delicate silver chain
Staying Warm: Shirley kept the cold evening weather at bay with a stylish black coat as she strolled around the capital
Shirley revealed the sad news on Instagram on Sunday when she shared fond memories and a series of photos of them together.
She paid tribute to her father’s wife of over 40 years, Liz, whom she described as ‘the love of his life’ and admitted she struggled to ‘find the right words’ in her grief.
Shirley wrote: “With grief and a heavy heart, my father George Andrew Rich, known affectionately as Andy, passed away suddenly.
All in the details: the star of Strictly Come Dancing wore a silver ring on one of her right fingers and a red watch on her left wrist.
Playful: Shirley took on a series of playful poses for photographers as she finished her The One Show interview
My heart goes out to his wife Liz, the love of his life who was with him for over 40 years, and to everyone who knew him.
‘It’s hard to find the right words right now, my father lost two sons in his life and I hope you can all find each other in the afterlife.
“So many things go unspoken, RIP Papa, you will be missed but not forgotten.”
In the photos she shared on her page, the Strictly star shone with her late father and other family members.
Makeup: Aside from her bold red lip, Shirley opted for minimal glamor and made a sassy face for the camera
Shirley was born in Wallasey in the North of England to parents Audrey and George, and her father left the house when she was two years old.
She reconnected with him after the death of her brother David, who ended his life in 2003 at the age of 44 after battling depression.
In an earlier interview with the Radio Times, she revealed, ‘My dad wasn’t part of my life until David died, when we got closer. Now I love him very much. ‘
Frank: Shirley told hosts Rylan and Alex Scott of the loss of her father George Andrew Rich at the age of 83 last week: ‘He will be missed but never forgotten’
Shirley has had a difficult few weeks because she recently got COVID-19, despite getting the vaccine back in February.
The dancer is now in her seventh week of her recovery and has revealed that she has been feeling so ‘exhausted’ since the coronavirus that she now has to go to bed at 7 p.m.
In a speech on BBC’s Morning Live, which she hosted as a guest last week, Shirley said: ‘Many people recovering from COVID, including myself, feel tired.
‘I’ve had it for weeks, I’m going into week six. I am normally a cheerful person who goes from morning to night.
‘I’m exhausted, I’m tired. And sometimes I just have to go to bed at seven, to be honest. ‘
Sad news: Shirley revealed on Sunday that her father, George Andrew Rich – known as Andy – died ‘suddenly’ at the age of 83
Grieving: She paid tribute to her father’s over 40-year-old wife, Liz, who she described as ‘the love of his life’ and admitted struggling to ‘find the right words’ in her grief