Entertainment: Shirley Ballas confirms Carrie Simmons will definitely not be in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

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Head Judge Shirley Ballas has revealed she' s 99% certain that Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. But whilst it' s being reported that bosses are doing everything in their power to ensure the show goes ahead as normal, head judge Shirley Ballas has now spoken about the matter, admitting she' s 99% sure Strictly will be on TV this year . Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, Shirley said, "Of course everything changes day-to-day but I have spoken to Strictly ' s executive producer, and I am 99 percent sure that we will be on screens in one form or

Head Judge Shirley Ballas has revealed she' s 99% certain that Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. But whilst it' s being reported that bosses are doing everything in their power to ensure the show goes ahead as normal, head judge Shirley Ballas has now spoken about the matter, admitting she' s 99% sure Strictly will be on TV this year . Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, Shirley said, "Of course everything changes day-to-day but I have spoken to Strictly ' s executive producer, and I am 99 percent sure that we will be on screens in one form or

Shirley Ballas has confirmed that Carrie Simmons will definitely not be doing Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The BBC show's head judge said that it was "a family show, not a political agenda" as she ruled the Prime Minister's partner out of the running.

Carrie had been rumoured for Strictly after the recent furore around her redesign of the flat at 11 Downing Street and how Boris Johnson paid for it.

But when Shirley appeared on This Morning, host Phillip Schofield asked her: "Two words - Carrie Simmons?"

a person sitting in a living room filled with furniture and a window: Shirley told Holly and Phil that Carrie wouldn't be in the Strictly line-up © ITV/screengrab Shirley told Holly and Phil that Carrie wouldn't be in the Strictly line-up

Shirley jumped up off the sofa to perform a few moves as she said: "With a boom boom boom and a shimmy - no."

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Head Judge Shirley Ballas has revealed she' s 99% certain that Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. But whilst it' s being reported that bosses are doing everything in their power to ensure the show goes ahead as normal, head judge Shirley Ballas has now spoken about the matter, admitting she' s 99% sure Strictly will be on TV this year . Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, Shirley said, "Of course everything changes day-to-day but I have spoken to Strictly ' s executive producer, and I am 99 percent sure that we will be on screens in one form or

Head Judge Shirley Ballas has revealed she' s 99% certain that Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. But whilst it' s being reported that bosses are doing everything in their power to ensure the show goes ahead as normal, head judge Shirley Ballas has now spoken about the matter, admitting she' s 99% sure Strictly will be on TV this year . Speaking to HELLO! Magazine, Shirley said, "Of course everything changes day-to-day but I have spoken to Strictly ' s executive producer, and I am 99 percent sure that we will be on screens in one form or

Holly Willoughby asked her if that was definite and she answered: "99.999 per cent. It is a family show, it's not a political agenda."

Of the line-up, she added: "It's outstanding. You will be mesmerised, surprised, and really, really intrigued."

However, when Holly and Phil tried to press her on which celebrities we'd see taking to the ballroom this autumn, she refused to be drawn.

Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood posing for the camera: Strictly's 2020 judges © BBC Strictly's 2020 judges

She laughed and refused to confirm she knew the line-up, giving no clues as to who would star.

Dance expert Shirley said: "Just when you think it couldn’t get any better with intrigue and excitement, it does."

Last year judge Bruno Tonioli, who has been with Strictly since it began 18 seasons ago, was forced to miss it for the first time as he was working in the US and could not travel back to the UK under coronavirus restrictions.

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STRICTLY COME DANCING 2020 judge Shirley Ballas has spoken out on some of the changes viewers of the BBC dance show can expect to see when the entertainment programme returns later this year . “I know Sarah James [Executive Producer] and Jo Wallace [Commissioning Editor] have done absolutely everything in their power to bring light and just happiness to people for the autumn and winter months. “You will not be disappointed, that I can tell you,” she teased before talking more about some of the changes being put in place.

Shirley Ballas returns to Strictly Come Dancing : Glamorous new judge 'set to sign her second contract in a matter of days' after replacing Len Goodman last year . By Mailonline Reporter. Shirley later claimed that the professional dancer , who she used to teach, had 'hurt' her feelings, although she insisted she would accept his apology if he came to her. Brendan has since suffered a shock axing from the show, after serving as a professional dance partner for thirteen years .

But Shirley said they "hoped" he would be back for 2021 and made it sound like a done deal that he would be back in the seat beside her.

Shirley Ballas smiling for the camera: Shirley says the new line-up is intriguing © 2020 Mike Marsland Shirley says the new line-up is intriguing

She said: "If he has to fly on the back of a pigeon to get there, he'll be back."

Viewers saw a very different Strictly in 2020, with the usually-packed live studio audience limited to crew members and a few small groups of single households and NHS workers, all wearing masks.

Comedian Bill Bailey was the surprise winner of the season along with pro dance partner Oti Mabuse, who also won the 2019 series with stand-in contestant actor Kelvin Fletcher.

Oti recently said she thought that this would be her last year on the show, which also features her sister Motsi on the judging panel.

Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas says 2021 line-up 'will blow viewers' minds' .
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One this summer and the line-up is usually announced in early August but earlier this month, Shirley revealed one star who definitely won't be taking part. © 2020 Mike Marsland Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas lives in a stunning home Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page. Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, “The Queen of Latin” said that the Prime Minister’s new bride Carrie Symonds has not signed up.

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