Strictly's Shirley Ballas fears she's caught coronavirus as 2020 series faces further threat
STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas fears she's caught coronavirus in yet another blow to the 2020 series.
The 59-year-old revealed she's awaiting test results as she accepted the BBC show's BAFTA win last night.
Speaking from the virtual winners room at the BAFTA TV Awards last night, Shirley said: "I broke my foot, so that is healing, I've not been so well with a cough. I had a temperature and this and that.
"So I just took the Covid test today so I have to wait for 24 hours."
She's had to separate from her boyfriend Danny Taylor, 47, in the meantime.
Until lockdown they had not spent a solid period of time together because his job as an actor sees him regularly travel the country performing.
But they've been inseparable since March – and Shirley says it's proved their love will last forever.
He has even been able to help Shirley get her anxiety under control by structuring their day into two-hour blocks of exercise, housework, gardening and cooking.
The 5ft 2in dancer put on 20lb and went from a tiny size six to a more curvaceous size ten in 12 weeks.
She's been working on getting her figure back alongside Danny ready for her Strictly return.
The dance show has been given the thumbs up to come back amid coronavirus filming restrictions, but viewers should prepare for a host of changes.
“There are going to be so many new rules and regulations,” she told The Sun.
“We have a longer table and us judges will sit two metres apart. There will be a one-way system in the studio.
“There may not be an audience at all or they might be able to sit on round tables to allow for more social distancing.”
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