Sophie Wessex for STRICTLY? Shirley Ballas desperately wants to sign ‘she’s the only one’ | Royal | New
The 60-year-old dance star was on stage last night, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, for the first of two live shows: An Evening with Shirley Ballas. She said Sophie, 56, wife of Prince Edward, would be the celebrity guest of her dreams. Shirley, who has recovered from a broken ankle during the lockdown and trains four hours a day for her shows, said: “I would love to see a member of the Royal Family on Strictly this year.
“Sophie Wessex, that’s her. I know she loves the show and she’s been in the studio a few times and watched the show. She would be amazing, she’s a huge fan of Strictly.”
She added: “I would pair Sophie with someone like Johannes (South African champion dancer Johannes Radebe) because he is such a gentleman, such talent and a brilliant choreographer. I think these two would get along really well. “
Shirley is busy supporting the National Lottery Awards campaign to nominate heroes for funding – a search of the UK’s favorite National Lottery-funded people and organizations. She says reopening theaters can’t come soon enough for the entertainment industry.
She said: “My boyfriend is an actor. He produces and does all this kind of work, but there has been no work and no help. It is lucky that we are together. My heart goes out to all of them. other actors who did not, had the slightest support.
“I think theaters probably could have opened a lot sooner than they were, but I’m glad they opened and artists can get back to work.”
She added: “I urge people who are afraid, that there be masks that you can wear. There are precautions and you can take them. And I urge people to go and support local theaters. Let us return to a certain normality.
“I think the sooner they can all get back to work the better, and I think it’s going to take the general public and all of us not to be afraid to go support theaters.” An evening with Shirley Ballas will take place at the Clapham Grand in London on Sunday 6 June.
For more information on nominating for the National Lottery Awards campaign, visit lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.
Entries must be received by midnight on June 7th.