Who is Shirley Ballas dating and who is Ex Corky?

Shirley Ballas will be featured on Cooking With The Stars on ITV tonight (July 13th).

The new series is hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen and is used by professional chefs to mentor and instruct eight celebrities in the kitchen.

But what else did Shirley appear in? And what happened during her difficult marriage to dance partner Corky Ballas?


Shirley Ballas and mentor Joseph Denison-Carey on Cooking With The Stars (Image: ITV)

Cooking with the Stars: Who is Shirley Ballas?

Shirley, 60, was born in Wallasey on September 6, 1960.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge started performing at the age of seven.

Shirley left her hometown behind and later moved to North Yorkshire to compete alongside British ballroom champion Nigel Tiffany.

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After her time at Nigel, she became Sammy Stopford’s partner.

The two danced together until Shirley was 23 years old.

Meanwhile they fell in love too.


Shirley was previously married twice (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Who has Shirley married in the past?

In 1980 the dance partners married when Shirley was only 19 years old.

They continued to win in various competitions, including the 1983 Professional Latin at the Blackpool Dance Festival

However, the couple separated only four years after tying the knot.

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Despite their split, Shirley and Sammy have stayed close over the years.

It wasn’t long before the Strictly star switched to her second husband, Corky Ballas.

A year after separating from Sammy, the two married in 1985.

Shirley Ballas
Shirley and ex-husband Corky during their competitive years (Credit: YouTube)

After being married for over two decades, Shirley and Corky officially went their separate ways in 2007.

It is reported that the professional dancer left her for former Strictly pro Kristina Rihanoff.

During their marriage, Shirley and Corky also greeted a son named Mark.

I gave up my life for this man

Shirley previously opened up about their 22-year tumultuous marriage.

In her book, she claimed, “He had several girlfriends even when I moved to America. I gave up my life for this man.

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


The strict judge is dating his friend Daniel Taylor (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Cooking with the Stars: Who is Shirley With Now?

Fortunately, Shirley has found love again with her new boyfriend, Daniel Taylor, 48.

She met Danny when the two of them performed together in a pantomime in Liverpool.

At that time she said, “Nobody should ever give up love.

Nobody should ever give up love.

“I think I had. And then I met Danny. But to everyone out there and to everyone who is still looking, you never know what’s around the corner. “

The dancer had previously said that she may be considering an engagement in 2021.

The TV judge added, “I’ll leave the decision to Danny. I’ve been married twice, he doesn’t have it at all, so what he’s comfortable with. “

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