Shirley Ballas, 59, has openly discussed her desire to remove her breast implants over cancer fears. Taking to Instagram, the Strictly Come Dancing judge addressed her fans about the impending surgery which took place in the early hours of this morning. She told her 142,000 followers: “I just really want to thank all the positive people that direct messaged me to wish me luck, such beautiful messages. “I know in this world we live in people go off on one and don’t really think often before they speak. On Twitter, to do with this and that. But to receive so many beautiful messages that was really touching.
“So thank you everybody, and I will be keeping you posted.”
The Strictly head judge’s comments comes after she spoke candidly about the history of cancer in her family.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Shirley revealed her mum and aunt have both had cancer and she lost another aunt to the disease.
Despite being booked in for early morning surgery, Shirley didn’t let that stop her from attending the Pride Of Britain awards in London the night before.
Shirley looked sensational in a purple one-shouldered gown that had a striking paisley pattern in a velvet material.
She attended the event alongside her fellow Strictly judges, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
The BBC star did not attend the award ceremony with her beau whom she has gushed over about their “magnetic romance”.
The professional dancer spilled on their romance in a new interview as she admitted he has boosted her self-esteem.
Speaking to December’s issue of Platinum Magazine, Shirley divulged: “With Danny I can truly, truly, truly be myself.
“I have no inhibitions. It would have been dressing gown on, trying to put the dress on without even showing a little bit of flesh and now it’s like I’m free! I’m free!”
The couple met during a pantomime of Jack and the Beanstalk last year.
“Danny’s showed me the way, particularly when it comes to self-esteem and how a woman should feel about herself,” Shirley explained.
She finished: “It’s an electric connection, like a magnet. We want to talk to each other all the time, we want to be in each other’s company all the time, we want to go out of our way to see each other.”
Shirley was previously married to dancer Sammy Stopford between the ages of 18 and 23, and later tied the knot to ballroom pro Corky Ballas in 1985.
The media personality and fellow choreographer Corky – who share son Mark, 33 – divorced in 2007 after 22 years of marriage.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday at 7pm.