It has been reported that Shirley Ballas will return as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing this year.
The new judge joined the show last series in place of Len Goodman, who stepped down after a decade in 2016, making her the new head judge and giving her the casting vote in the dance off.
It’s been claimed today that Shirley will return this autumn, meeting with show bosses to sign a new deal.
“She met Strictly bosses this week to thrash out a deal,” an insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper.
Speaking last year, Shirley gave herself a “seven out of 10” for her first series: “I think I did very good, so I think I would score myself a seven, I believe [in] anything you do there is room for improvement.”
The new judge faced major backlash when she sent home fan favourite Aston Merrygold. At the time she told the Daily Mail newspaper : “I judge with no fear or favour, but it has been a very tough week and I really don’t like to see somebody go home.
“But I entirely stand by my decision and that will never change. Don’t anyone tell me how to do my job – I’ve been doing this since I was 16.”
Meanwhile following Brendan Cole’s shock axing from the show after 15 series on the show, some fans have accused her of being a reason why.
However responding to one accusation on Twitter, she replied: “You have no idea what you r talking about. Get a life”.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One and we can not wait to see Shirley return!