October 24, 2020

Strictly’s Shirley Ballas admits to PUNCHING her love rival in the face after she was told ‘I f****d your husband’

Strictly’s Shirley Ballas admits to PUNCHING her love rival in the face after she was told ‘I f****d your husband’

STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas said she once punched a love rival in the mouth – leaving her “rolling away”.

The 60-year-old explained that the showdown took place at a dance contest after the women told her: “I f***ed your husband.”

Shirley admitted to punching a love rival in the face

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Shirley admitted to punching a love rival in the faceCredit: Splash News

The claims appear in the former pro dancer’s autobiography Behind The Sequins.

The feisty judge saw red after her love rival drunkenly admitted the revelation.

The TV personality explained in her auto-biography: “The woman in question sidled up to me, clearly the worse for a drink or two, and said, ‘You and I need to talk.’

“Suddenly, it seemed as if everything went into slow motion as I turned round to face her, just as she said, “You need to get used to the fact that I f****d your husband.

Shirley with ex Corky Ballas

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Shirley with ex Corky BallasCredit: Collect
Shirley hit the woman in the chops after the cheating revelation

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Shirley hit the woman in the chops after the cheating revelationCredit: PA:Press Association
Shirley with fellow judges on Strictly

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Shirley with fellow judges on StrictlyCredit: BBC

“There was a little white angel on one of my shoulders and a little red angel on the other one.

“The white angel told me, ‘keep walking’, while the red angel said, ‘sock her in the gob’. So that’s what I did.

“I punched her and she rolled away. I’m not proud.”

The fisticuffs happened at none other than the British National Dance Champions.

Shirley and her ex husband in dancing mode

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Shirley and her ex husband in dancing mode
Shirley and Corky in a competition

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Shirley and Corky in a competitionCredit: Eurosport

Shirley said she initially thought her husband Corky might be having an affair after he started to come home late each night.

Her ex made the excuses that he was ‘fixing the lightbulbs’ of a young dancer.

The pair had married in 1985 but separated in 2007 and had son Mark in 1986.

Shirley left her then hubby for Corky — but he says their 23-year marriage was marred by rows and her fearsome temper.

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Shirley with new man Daniel

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Shirley with new man DanielCredit: PA:Press Association

He also spoke of how he went on to enjoy a five-year romance with Strictly’s Kristina Rihanoff.

Corky, now 56, first saw Shirley — then wed to pro dancer Sammy Stopford — at a competition in Montreal, Canada, in 1982.

They started an affair after he begged the couple for lessons.

Liverpool-born Shirley had been engaged to dance star Nigel Tiffany before leaving him and marrying Sammy in 1980.

Shirley has revealed she punched a love rival in the face

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Shirley has revealed she punched a love rival in the face Credit: PA:Press Association

Corky and Shirley’s volatile marriage finally collapsed in 2003.

A year later he started a romance with his dance student, future Strictly star Kristina.

He admitted: “I coached Kristina, and there was an attraction there, so we got together.

“Kristina and Shirley are very similar personalities.

The judge on screen

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The judge on screenCredit: BBC

“We dated for five years but split up because Kristina got the Strictly job and moved back to London. Long distance is really tough.”

The relationship recently sparked speculation of a rift between Kristina and Shirley.

But both have dismissed the rumours, claiming to have met as friends.

In January 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed that Shirley was dating panto star Daniel Taylor.

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The couple met during rehearsals for Jack And The Beanstalk, which they starred in together over Christmas.

Shirley was previously a judge on the American version of Dancing With The Stars.