Strictly & # 39; s Shirley Ballas, 58, & # 39; is secretly a dating boyboy-panto actor, 44 & # 39; … after gushing she found new love during the 'best Christmas of her life'.
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She recently gushed that she found her new husband during the "best Christmas of her entire life."
And Shirley Ballas is said to have grown with actor Daniel Taylor, who is 14 years younger, after the pair got his name during his work on Liverpool's Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime.
The Strictly judge, 58, was spotted by Arm-in-arm walking with Daniel, 44, on a romantic date in London on Saturday, on photo's obtained by The Sun.
New love: Shirley Ballas is reportedly dating actor Daniel Taylor, who is 14 years younger, after the pair got his name during his work on Liverpool's Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime
A spectator told the publication: "Shirley and Daniel looked like young lovers who did not care in the world, they seemed blissfully happy.
Another insider added: "Shirley is in the first days Daniel is dating, but she has no relationship and he is not her friend.
"Shirley has been open to being single for the last four and a half years, but feels ready to get out and enjoy life again. & # 39;
MailOnline contacted Shirley's representatives for comments.
Loved-up: The Strictly judge, 58, was spotted walking Arm-in-arm with Daniel, 44, on a romantic date in London
Flourishing romance: the couple met while working on Jack's pantomime and beanstalk, where Shirley played the fairies-meter and Jack the villain
Daniel is not only a regular customer on stage, he also performed in TV programs such as The Bill and Brookside.
The actor has a son from his previous relationship with actress Sharon Byatt, who starred in TV comedy Bread.
Their day date comes after Shirley, who had been married to fellowcancer Corky Ballas from 1985-2007, scattered about her new husband during her interview on Lorraine.
She said last week: "Yes, I met someone nice. I had the best Christmas ever in panto, and my son flew over, it was the best Christmas ever in my life.
When she talked about her new shoes, she said: "My son (pro-dancer Mark Ballas) and his wife bought them for me for Christmas, they represent freedom.
& # 39; He desires that I have a good relationship over the age of 50. & # 39;
Dear Christmas ever: their day dates from after Shirley, who had been married to fellow C Kury Ballas in 1985-2007, gushed about her new husband during her interview
Luckily, she said: Yes, I met someone nice. I had the best Christmas ever in panto, and my son flew over, it was the best Christmas ever in my whole life (pictured with cast)
Shirley will move her dance floor expertise to dating, while helping a group of over-50s – three men and three women – find love in a new This Morning segment, Matchmaker Mountain, aired every Tuesday in January.
Back in the fight against sexism, the star said that her new program gave women more than 50 confidence.
She said: "Women over 50, they get into a routine, they do not want to go out of the box, but this program encourages people that life is over 50."
First: Shirley switches her expertise from the dance floor to dating, while helping a group of people over 50 – three men and three women – to find love