Strictly Come Dancing: Shirley Ballas puts on a brave face as she gingerly returns to the judging panel just FOUR DAYS after having her DD breast implants removed
- The TV judge, appeared on the show just four days after going under the knife to have her DD implants removed
- Shirley previously insisted she would be back on the panel despite doctor’s orders, but joked she wouldn’t be doing her usual entrance dance
- The remaining nine couples took to the dancefloor for Saturday’s live show, after a week fraught with drama
- Paralympic star Will Bayley was forced to pull out of the show after suffering a knee injury
- Pro Neil Jones will also miss another live show, and Kevin Clifton will in for him with football star Alex Scott
Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has defied her doctor’s orders and put on a brave face as she returned to the judging panel just four days after having her DD breast implants removed.
The TV judge, 59, went under the knife on Tuesday for the four-and-a-half hour operation to her breast reduced back to their natural A-cup, and it appeared she was still in the midst of recovery as she gingerly made her way down the stairs.
Shirley’s appearance comes as the remaining nine couples took to the dancefloor after a week fraught with drama, as contestant Will Bayley was forced to withdraw from the competition, and pro Neil Jones was once again replaced by Kevin Clifton.
Grand arrival: Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has defied her doctor’s orders and returned to the judging panel just four days after having her DD breast implants removed
Shirley looked sensational as she headed towards the panel in preparation to judge the remaining nine couples.
The former Latin dance champion slowly made her way down the stairs dressed in a chic black suit with a matching bow blouse clearly still fragile following the surgery.
Shirley’s appearance comes after she insisted she would be back in the studio in the aftermath of her surgery.
In an interview with The Sun on Friday, Shirley admitted she was told my doctor’s not to return to work, but she as determined to appear on the show.
She added: ‘I have stuck to all of Dr Waterhouse’s rules apart from one, which was: “Don’t go to work on Saturday!”‘
On the mend: The TV judge put on a brave face as she gingerly made her way onto the dance floor, clad in a chic black suit and bow blouse
New look: Shirley went under the knife on Tuesday for the four-and-a-half hour operation to her breast reduced back to their natural A-cup
Strictly Week 7 Leaderboard
Alex Scott and Kevin Clifton – American Smooth, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – 31 points out of 40
Chris Ramsey and Karen Hauer – Couples’ Choice (Street/Commercial), ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble’ by PJ and Duncan – 34 points out of 40
Emma Barton and Anton du Beke – Rumba, ‘Woman in Love’ by Barbra Streisand
Emma Weymouth and Aljaz Skorjanec – Samba, ‘I Don’t Care’ by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber – 26 points out of 40
Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden – Quickstep, ‘Mr Pinstripe Suit’ by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – 39 points out of 40
Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse – Viennese Waltz, ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – 34 points out of 40
Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice – Paso Doble, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen – 34 points out of 40
Mike Bushell and Katya Jones – Charleston, ‘Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines’ by Ron Goodwin Orchestra
Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard – Salsa, ‘Instruction’ by Jax Jones featuring Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don – 27 points out of 40
As well as having her implants taken out, Shirley has also undergone a breast lift and was discharged just 18 hours after having the surgery.
Shirley said Strictly bosses fully supported her decision regardless of whether she decided to miss the live show for the surgery, and she said that Saturday will be tough, but she’s determined to get through it.
And as a regular wearer of busty gowns, Shirley said her stylist had already picked out some chic dinner suits and more comfortable outfits to suit her reduced cleavage.
Shirley first spoke about her decision to have her breast implants removed in September, after suffering a cancer scare as well as learning that there was a history of the disease in her family.
Easy does it! Forgoing her usual entrance dance, Shirley gingerly made her over to the judging desk, just four days after having her implants removed
Amazing: Shirley’s return to the dancefloor came as the remaining nine couples took to the floor in a week which officially marked the halfway stage of the competition.
Shirley’s return to the dancefloor came as the remaining nine couples took to the floor in a week which officially marked the halfway stage of the competition.
Karim Zoual and Amy Dowden set the bar sky high from the start, as they danced a Quickstep to Mr Pinstripe Suit’ by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
The pair earned huge praise from the panel for their performance, and soared to the top of the leaderboard with a score of 39 points out of 40.
Jaw-dropping: Karim Zoual and Amy Dowden set the bar sky high from the start, as they danced a Quickstep to Mr Pinstripe Suit’ by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Shirley praised: ‘Well absolutely a brilliant way to start the show your frame was exquisite your footwork was off the chart, no gapping, beautiful content.
‘I love the narrative of everything you do and the musicality you were absolutely in control that was one of the best quicksteps I’ve seen.’
Bruno added: ‘You’ve given us a Savile Row quickstep. Every detail every nuance was absolutely perfect. You brought us an incredible amount of skill a touch of innovation and timeless elegance Thank you.’
Amazing: The pair earned huge praise from the panel for their performance, and soared to the top of the leaderboard with a score of 39 points out of 40
After earning the highest score last week, Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice once again delivered a solid performance.
The pair took to the flood to perform a Paso Doble to the Queen classic Another One Bites The Dust, with a gender neutral twist as Michelle ripped off her skirt halfway through the routine to be clad in a matador-esque outfit.
Comments were predominantly positive throughout the show, and they earned a solid score of 34 points out of 40.
On the up: After earning the highest score last week, Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice once again delivered a solid performance
Sizzling: The pair took to the flood to perform a Paso Doble to the Queen classic Another One Bites The Dust, and earned a solid score of 34 points out of 40
Bruno Tonioli said: ‘Well Michelle always delivers on content you threw everything was there everything you would want was there and it was clean, clear, precise, strong, menacing, she was looking at Giovanni she looked like a praying mantis about to strike!
‘One little thing though when you could’ve extended the shapes off the vertical I mean when you did these lines they looked a little bit small, but what a strong performance.’
Motsi Mabuse added: ‘I thought the position was so phenomenal. I felt the challenge between you two, obviously it’s a little bit awkward as it’s not a typical man and a woman.
‘I loved how you really put it out where and just a whole different interpretation.’
Excellent: Michelle and Giovanni were praised for their routine, but Bruno noted that she could have extended her shapes
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