Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas cuts a glamorous figure

Glamour: Shirley Ballas, 60, revealed she was 'very excited' for the return of the hit BBC series and described how 'it will be the show of all shows' on Instagram

She has been busy filming for the dazzling return of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. 

And Shirley Ballas revealed she was ‘very excited’ for the return of the hit BBC series and described how ‘it will be the show of all shows’ on Instagram. 

The judge, 60, cut a glamorous figure in a purple jacquard gown featuring an off-shoulder neckline which she paired with silver court shoes for the opening show. 

Glamour: Shirley Ballas, 60, revealed she was 'very excited' for the return of the hit BBC series and described how 'it will be the show of all shows' on Instagram

Glamour: Shirley Ballas, 60, revealed she was ‘very excited’ for the return of the hit BBC series and described how ‘it will be the show of all shows’ on Instagram

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap on Instagram, she penned: ‘Very excited for tonight’s @bbcstrictly it’s going to be epic. 7.50 pm on @bbcone it will be the show of all shows.’ 

‘The cast is amazing the professionals are on form and ready to entertain you in the most spectacular way. Sit back and enjoy. Please let me know your thoughts. Bright lights camera action we are ready to go. ENJOY.’ 

Shirley wore her brunette tresses in a loose waves and accessorised with silver earrings with a hoop design. 

Beauty: Shirley wore her brunette tresses in a loose waves and accessorised with silver earrings with a hoop design

Beauty: Shirley wore her brunette tresses in a loose waves and accessorised with silver earrings with a hoop design

Never one to forgo her glam, Shirley added a hint of bronzer over her cheekbones and a dash of mascara over her fluttery eyelashes.    

It comes after Shirley considered having a ‘mini-facelift’ after noticing some skin starting to ‘sag’ when she turned 60 in lockdown.

The judge said she’s already had Botox, which didn’t leave her looking like she had ‘been in a wind tunnel’.

Now noticing changes to her appearance as she gets older, Shirley added that she wouldn’t mind having some work done in an interview with The Sun.  

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap on Instagram, she penned: 'Very excited for tonight¿s @bbcstrictly it¿s going to be epic. 7.50 pm on @bbcone it will be the show of all shows'

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap on Instagram, she penned: ‘Very excited for tonight’s @bbcstrictly it’s going to be epic. 7.50 pm on @bbcone it will be the show of all shows’ 

Shirley told the publication: ‘I had a little Botox but don’t look like I’ve been in a wind tunnel.

‘I’d have a mini-facelift, just this bit here [pointing under her chin]. I’m suddenly 60.

‘Your skin gets more wrinkled on your hands, your neck starts to go and your bum starts to sag, you take your bra off and the titties fall to your knees.’

The professional dancer added that so long as having a cosmetic procedure made her ‘feel good’, then she wouldn’t dismiss the idea of having it.

Changes: The star said that so long as having a cosmetic procedure made her 'feel good', then she wouldn't dismiss the idea of having it (pictured in 2019)

Changes: The star said that so long as having a cosmetic procedure made her ‘feel good’, then she wouldn’t dismiss the idea of having it (pictured in 2019)

This is not the first time Shirley has spoken openly about having procedures to help maintain her youthful looks.

For example, back in March 2019 the professional dancer underwent back cupping in a bid to tighten her skin and relieve stress.

Turning her attention to Strictly, Shirley said she was impressed with how the show has dealt with problems from coronavirus.

And discussing Nicola Adams same sex partnership, Shirley recommended that any disgruntled viewers ‘switch off’ for the routine, adding that it may also bring new people to the show. 

Shirley also revealed that apart from her work on Strictly, which returns to screens on Saturday, she’d love to appear on Coronation Street.

Throwback: Shirley has managed to maintain her youthful looks over the decades (pictured in an undated snap with her ex Corky)

Throwback: Shirley has managed to maintain her youthful looks over the decades (pictured in an undated snap with her ex Corky)

She said: 'Your skin gets more wrinkled on your hands, your neck starts to go and your bum starts to sag, you take your bra off and the titties fall to your knees' (pictured in 2017)

She said: ‘Your skin gets more wrinkled on your hands, your neck starts to go and your bum starts to sag, you take your bra off and the titties fall to your knees’ (pictured in 2017)

She said it is a dream of hers to play a dance teacher on the show and cause lots of mischief. 

It comes as Strictly gave fans their first glimpse at their socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners.

The pre-recorded opener, which will air on Saturday, will see the pros dazzle with a sensational opening routine, and judges Shirley, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel-Horwood seated on separate podiums to ensure the programme adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

This year’s Strictly has been more anticipated than ever as the country is in the grip of the coronavirus crisis, and has seen drastic changes to ensure the series could go ahead, albeit with a shortened run.

It's back! Strictly Come Dancing have given fans their first glimpse at their socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners

It’s back! Strictly Come Dancing have given fans their first glimpse at their socially-distanced launch show, as the twelve celebrities finally discover their professional partners

First look snaps from the launch show hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reuniting, with the pair ensuring they stand at least two metres apart throughout the show. 

As ever Tess looks sensational in a white and black spotted midi dress, while Claudia opts for a bronze sequinned suit to present the programme.

Offering a glimpse of the strict measures introduced due to the crisis, Tess and Claudia are separated from the orchestra by a perspex screen. 

The launch will consist of the celebrities discovering their professional partners for the first time, though in a post-COVID change, they will instead by revealed via. video link.

Watchful eye: Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing

Watchful eye: Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing

This will allow for couples to form their own individual ‘bubbles’ for training and performances, meaning the stars will have maintain distance from each other during filming. 

The professional dancers will also take to the stage to showcase their dance moves with a sensation opener, and will also accompany a stunning performance by Joel Corry and MNEK.

Judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse will also take their place on the panel, though this year will see them sat on separate desks to maintain social distancing.

Bruno Tonioli has been unable to appear in the studio due to travel restrictions introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, but will make guest appearances from his home in Los Angeles. 

Keep dancing! The Strictly class are pictured (L-R top) Max George, Nicola Adams, Caroline Quentin, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, JJ Chalmers, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh, (Bottom) Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Jason Bell, Maisie Smith

Keep dancing! The Strictly class are pictured (L-R top) Max George, Nicola Adams, Caroline Quentin, Bill Bailey, Jamie Laing, JJ Chalmers, Clara Amfo, Ranvir Singh, (Bottom) Caroline Quentin, HRVY, Jason Bell, Maisie Smith

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