The Queen of Latin is coming to Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing is one of the nation’s favourite prime time TV shows, so the question of who would replace Len Goodman as head judge has been a very important matter indeed.
Well, finally, after a year of keeping us on tenterhooks, it’s been announced that Shirley Ballas will be taking Goodman’s prestigious seat on the judging panel.
Many of you won’t have heard of Shirley Ballas before but she has an impressive reputation as one of the most successful Latin American Champions in US history. So much so that she has been nicknamed the Queen of Latin! She’s also the mother to Dancing with the Stars professional champion Mark Ballas.
Commenting on her new role, Shirley said, “I can't wait to get in to the ballroom and be part of the incredible and respected judging panel. Strictly is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan. I just can't wait!”
We love her enthusiasm and can’t wait to see how she’ll fill Len’s legendary shoes!