Shirley Ballas, a.k.a. 'The Queen of Latin', will step into the vacant head judge spot on the 'Strictly' panel in September.
After months of speculation, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has at least revealed who is to replace Len Goodman as the panel’s head judge – and they’ve picked from the world of dance rather than from the world of celebrity.
Shirley Ballas, a former champion ballroom dancer who is nicknamed ‘The Queen of Latin’, is not exactly a household name, but it is she who is to step in when ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns later this year. A respected figure in the dance industry as a coach and as a judge, Ballas retired from dancing competitively in 1996.
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Du Beke and long term girlfriend Hannah Summers have been 'trying for years' to have children.
The 50-year-old star of the BBC One dancing competition has been dating Summers, the head of a telecommunications firm, for six years.
Anton Du Beke is expecting twins with long time girlfriend Hannah Summers
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The video is said to date from a time when Cohen was single.
Former England rugby international and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ben Cohen has been left “devastated” after a private two-minute sex tape was leaked online.
The footage, which was apparently when the 38 year old was single, was stolen and published without his knowledge this week. Still images have been shared via social media and Cohen, who has since settled down with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff – whom he met on ‘Strictly’ in 2013 – and has had a baby daughter with her, is said to be mortified.
Ben Cohen with current girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff in March
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The BBC has revealed the singer won't be replaced despite calls for last week's leaver to be reinstated
Will Young has sensationally quit BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing and the producers have revealed he will not be replaced - despite fans calling for the reinstatement of last week’s loser Tameka Empson.
Will Young will not be appearing in Strictly Come Dancing any more
The 37-year-old singer announced he had quit the show because of "personal reasons" but has not elaborated on what those reasons are.
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Former dancer Karen Hardy will be a guest judge on the touring version of 'Strictly Come Dancing' early next year.
46 year old Karen Hardy, a former professional dancer on ‘Strictly’ until 2009, has been selected to be a judge on the panel for the show’s live tour early in 2017. This will reportedly act as a kind of trial for the permanent role for the 15th series this time next year.
Karen Hardy pictured in 2012
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Goodman is stepping down from his role as head judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing' after the 2016 series is finished.
Craig Revel Horwood has revealed the real reason why Len Goodman has announced he’ll be stepping down from the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judging panel at the end of the year – because he no longer has the energy for all the travelling he does.
72 year old Goodman combines his head judge role on BBC One’s Saturday night favourite, which returns next weekend (September 3rd), with a judging position on America’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – and the international travel it involves is getting too much for him.
Len Goodman is stepping down from his 'Strictly' role after this series
The TV presenter says she’s always wanted to take part in the BBC show.
TV presenter Laura Whitmore is the first female celebrity confirmed for the line-up of this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which returns next month. Whitmore will join singer Will Young and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who were announced earlier this week, to compete for the Glitterball Trophy.
Laura Whitmore will compete in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’
Confirming the news on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One Breakfast Show this morning, Whitmore said: "I've always known I've wanted to do it. Even as a kid, my mum was like, 'One day, you'll do Strictly'. It's what she always wanted me to do it!
Len Goodman announced his departure from the show after 12 years earlier this month.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Alesha Dixon has ruled out retuning to the show, after head judge Len Goodman leaves next year. Dixon, a former Mirrorball trophy winner, joined the ‘Strictly’ judging panel in 2009 before leaving the show for 'Britain's Got Talent’.
Alesha Dixon has ruled out a return to ‘Strictly’.
Speaking at the AOL Build UK event on Friday, Dixon said: “No I'm certainly not going back. For me it's about moving forward and actually I'm really sad that Len is leaving but I totally understand. I had a great catch up with Bruno Tonioli recently and it's a massive deal because he's been there from the start.”
Giovanni Pernice , Georgia May Foote - Loved-up Strictly Come Dancing stars Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice are seen smiling while heading to the shops before heading to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. at Birmingham, Strictly Come Dancing, Barclaycard Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd January 2016
Her husband, DJ Norman Cook, has already forgiven her and knows it was a "silly" kiss, according to reports.
Drunken shenanigans at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ production wrap party in London’s Soho this week, as married presenter Zoe Ball was snapped locking lips with a boyband member half her age on the dancefloor.
45 year old Zoe, who presents the BBC2 spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’, has been married to DJ Norman Cook (who of course goes by the stage name Fatboy Slim) for 16 years, and has two children with him – 15 year old Woody and five year old Nelly.
Zoe Ball was pictured kissing a guy 23 years younger than her at the 'It Takes Two' Christmas party
The veteran judge could be set to waltz off the series as part of a panel shake-up.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Len Goodman is reportedly facing the axe from the BBC series, in a bit to shake up the show and keep ratings high. Recently fans have been questioning the relevance of the 71-year-old judge, who also appears on the panel of US spin-off ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
Could Len Goodman soon be leaving the ’Strictly’ judging panel?
The Daily Star reports that producers may drop Goodman from the judging panel as part of plans to keep the show ahead of 'The X-Factor'. BBC bosses are responding to calls from fans who have been criticising the judge during the show’s most recent series.
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