Shirley Ballas says she starved herself on her first series of Strictly

Shirley Ballas says she was so envious of the character of former Strictly Judge Darcey Bussell that she routinely starved herself.

The 60-year-old ballroom dancer said she put tremendous pressure on herself to lose weight after joining the strict jury in 2017.

She added that Lady Darcey, 51, was nothing but kind to her, but she felt great by comparison.

To speak to Daily starDarcey shared, “I was with this most beautiful woman that I always admired, Darcey Bussell, and she was so slim and tall and so graceful.”

She went on to explain how she barely ate during her series with Darcey.


Shirley Ballas says she suffered from physical insecurities for years (Credit: SplashNews)

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And after Darcey announced her departure in 2019, she felt very relieved.

Shirley continued, “It was hard work getting as thin as 2017 at Strictly and falling down to a size six.

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“I almost didn’t eat – I can’t and won’t do that to myself again.”

She repeated her struggles in a previous interview with the MailOnline.

Here she explained: “The first time I kept going strictly, I had a little phase at the beginning, you know, when I sat next to this really beautiful lady, Darcey Bussell – this ballerina, this snow-white beauty – until I stopped eating me looked at me and found that I looked so thin. “


Shirley Ballas says she felt inadequate alongside Darcey Bussell at Strictly (Credit: SplashNews)

Shirley says her ex-husband made her terribly insecure

The Strictly Head Judge announced that she had her breast implants last year.

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She said she had them in a desperate attempt to keep her ex-husband, fellow dancer Corky Ballas, from having affairs.

Speak with You She told magazine that he had told her that her breast was too small.

She explained, “He would say, ‘You are too fat. What’s that mole on your chin? Your nose is crooked, you need a nose job. Your breasts are too small. ‘

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Shirley says she’s focused on loving herself these days (Credit: SplashNews)

“I got breast implants to save my marriage.”

While she decided to have it removed because of fear of breast cancer.

Breast cancer runs in their families and is not that easy to detect with breast implants.

Shortly after she was removed, she said to The Sun, “When I saw my small breasts, I thought, ‘There she is. ‘

Before I add, “You are beautiful. They’re all a little puffy, but I’m happy with the breast lift he gave me. And now after all these years I am learning to love myself. “

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