Shirley Ballas is studying to become a TV presenter

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 May 2021
Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas has revealed she has been learning the ins and outs of presenting as she would like to have her own TV show

Shirley Ballas is studying to become a TV presenter.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' head judge, 60, would love to have her own morning TV show where she can talk about "real issues" she has experienced and help others.

However, she will still continue her role on the BBC One Latin and ballroom contest.

Shirley is quoted by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column as saying: “I want to go into presenting so I’m doing a lot of studying. I would love to do a morning show.

“I’m 60 and healthy and I feel like I want to help people, talk about all the real issues that I’ve gone through and spoke about in my book.

“So to do a show where people can communicate and phone in and I can help, that would be great. It could be on radio too.

“I don’t just want to sit where I am, I want to keep moving to show older women that there’s possibilities if you study and are open to new things.”

The choreographer – who is dubbed the Queen of Latin – released her tome 'Behind the Sequins' in October.

Shirley opened up about "coping with betrayal, bullying, two broken marriages and a personal tragedy that left Shirley and her family devastated" in the candid book.

Meanwhile, Shirley recently admitted she felt like she'd "won the lottery" being able to work on 'Strictly' during the pandemic.

She said of the 2020 series: "I am the type of person where if I keep busy ... I am normally going from 6am in the morning until the evening and then suddenly in lockdown, you are looking for things to do because I am a rule follower.

"I don’t like to break the rules. Of course I was absolutely extremely grateful that the BBC got 'Strictly' on.

"I felt like I had won the lottery, so to speak, and I will never take another job for granted for sure."

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