Shirley Ballas, 60, giggles as her boyfriend Danny Taylor, 47, carries her down the steps

5 mins read


Shirley Ballas couldn’t keep her giggles at bay on Sunday night following her one-woman show at London’s Clapham Grand.

Making an exit with her boyfriend Danny Taylor, 47, the Strictly judge, 60, was giddy – clearly delighted with how the night went.

Danny was seen carrying his other half down the steps of the Clapham venue, with Shirley throwing her arms around him and clinging on.

Job well done: Shirley Ballas couldn't keep her giggles at bay on Sunday night following her one-woman show at London's Clapham Grand as she made an exit with her boyfriend Danny Taylor

Job well done: Shirley Ballas couldn’t keep her giggles at bay on Sunday night following her one-woman show at London’s Clapham Grand as she made an exit with her boyfriend Danny Taylor

The dancer looked chic in a black trouser suit with a matching top beneath.

She added a burst of colour with her floral heels and enlisted her boyfriend to carry her bag, which was laden with bottles of water.

Danny was wearing a white shirt and black slacks and juggled Shirley and her bag as they made their way down the stage door steps.

Shirley still looked preened to protection at the end of the night, her sleek dark locks loosely worn around her shoulders, a slick of red to her pout. 

A laugh a minute: Danny, 47, and the Strictly judge, 60, were positively giddy

A laugh a minute: Danny, 47, and the Strictly judge, 60, were positively giddy

All smiles: She was clearly delighted with how the night went

All smiles: She was clearly delighted with how the night went

Great night! Danny was seen carrying his other half down the steps of the Clapham venue

Great night! Danny was seen carrying his other half down the steps of the Clapham venue

Fun loving couple: Shirley was seen throwing her arms around him and clinging on

Fun loving couple: Shirley was seen throwing her arms around him and clinging on

The pair were also seen larking around outside in fez hats.

This is a nod to Danny’s previous gig as a Tommy Cooper impersonator.

In her show, the Strictly Come Dancing judge sat down to discuss her extensive career with some never before heard tales thrown in for good measure. 

She also took to the stage to perform a few dance routines during the evening, proving she’s still as incredible ballroom pro as ever. 

Laughs: They larked around with Tommy Cooper fez hats on

Laughs: They larked around with Tommy Cooper fez hats on

Cha cha cha! The dancer looked chic in a black trouser suit with a matching top beneath

Cha cha cha! The dancer looked chic in a black trouser suit with a matching top beneath

Joyous! Shirley still looked preened to protection at the end of the night, her sleek dark locks loosely worn around her shoulders, a slick of red to her pout

Joyous! Shirley still looked preened to protection at the end of the night, her sleek dark locks loosely worn around her shoulders, a slick of red to her pout

Loved up: She added a burst of colour with her floral heels and enlisted her boyfriend to carry her bag, which was laden with bottles of water

Loved up: She added a burst of colour with her floral heels and enlisted her boyfriend to carry her bag, which was laden with bottles of water

Others in attendance for the show were dancing couple AJ Pritchard and Abbie Quinnen as well as Strictly pro Katya Jones.

Shirley revealed at the end of 2020 that she wants to get engaged to boyfriend Danny in 2021, and didn’t rule out proposing herself.

She has been married twice and engaged three times, but is dreaming of a wedding with a difference, with Strictly’s male pro dancers Johannes Radebe, 33, Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice, both 30, as ‘bridesmaids.’

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about the prospect of tying the knot, Shirley said: ‘Maybe next year is on the cards, possibly. Everything with Danny is romantic. When he did my 60th he thought about things I’d never think about, he’s very creative, loving and caring.

‘We’re very 50/50 so women have equality like men so if I cook, he’ll wash up, he’ll vacuum and I’ll clean, he’s that type of person – he’s definitely a keeper for sure.’

On the subject of equality, asked if Shirley would consider proposing to Danny, she added: ‘I don’t know, we have mentioned it once or twice.’

Shirley has been dating actor Danny for two years after meeting during rehearsals for Jack And The Beanstalk, a pantomime they starred in together in Liverpool. 

Despite being six months into 2021, there’s no sign of a ring on Neither Shirley nor Danny’s fingers yet. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest from Blog