Shirley Ballas begs fans to ‘vote’ because she hates sending stars home

Strictly Come Dancing star Shirley Ballas begged fans to “vote for your favourite” contestant on the show because she hates sending stars home each week.

Over the weekend, Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer found themselves in the dance off against Molly Rainford and her dance partner Carlos Gu.

After a nail-biting performance the beloved comedian was booted from the show after she failed to wow the judges in the dreaded dance-off.

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Now, the head judge has pleaded with viewers to vote for their favourite star in the contest in the hugely popular BBC One dance competition.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Star at the Pride of Britain Awards, the 62-year-old dancer shared her thoughts on this year’s contestants as contestants prepare for the highly anticipated Halloween week.

She confessed: “I would put them all in the final. They all deserve a place in the final. It’s very sad to see anybody go each week.

“If people have a favourite please vote for them, because they’re gonna end up in the bottom two and I'm going to have to send somebody home.

“In my opinion this is one of the strongest series that we’ve ever had and nobody, we don’t want anyone to go home. “

When asked which milestone show she was most looking forward to on the 21st series of the BBC show, the brunette beauty confessed her favourite show every year is Blackpool week.

Shirley gushed: “I’m so excited for Blackpool, Blackpool is my hometown as you know. I’ve been going there since I was even years old and the tower ballroom has so many great feelings.

“And aren’t you all excited that we’re going back to the tower? We haven’t been there for a couple of years.

“They’ve got some fantastic things coming up for all of you to see so I'm very excited for you the audience.”

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After looking back on this year’s contestants, the beloved judge confessed that Nikita and Ellie have impressed her the most on the dancefloor.

The star explained: “I would probably say Nikita and Ellie because this week he just blew me away with certain steps.

“It’s a stand-up step where the lady passes from side to side and he did it on his knees and he took her from side to side.

“It was amazing, it was phenomenal to watch. They’re all amazing but I was very impressed with her [Ellie] this week.”


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