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Strictly’s Shirley Ballas ‘comes full circle’ with new boyfriend Daniel Taylor: ‘It’s a warm experience’

Shirley is loving life at the moment (Pictures: REX/Getty)

Shirley Ballas has revealed she feels she is living her best life now that she is in a new relationship.

The 58-year-old has been in a romantic relationship with Daniel Taylor, 44, since last year after meeting when they appeared together in a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, told the Mirror of how Daniel, who is 12 years her junior, had no idea who she was as he had never watched the hit BBC dancing show.

She said: ‘It’s hard to find somebody who’s compatible with you. I feel like I’ve come full circle and I’ve found somebody.

‘It’s great to have found him after being single for so long. When we did our first job together he was like “Shirley who?”

‘He’d never watched Strictly, knew nothing about me. It’s been a warm experience.’

Shirley also said that she has introduced Daniel to her family and they all get along well, adding that he and her son Mark are both actors.

Strictly’s Shirley Ballas happier than ever with new man (Picture: Twitter)

This comes after Shirley rejected claims that she wants Mark to replace Darcey Bussell on Strictly.

The former ballerina recently announced she would be quitting the show after an amazing seven series, with Shirley revealing she has ‘a hole in the heart’ following her friend’s exit.

But now Shirley has cleared up reports that she has backed her son to join herself, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood as judges.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk about the recent reports, the Head judge said: ‘I never said that. As usual, things get twisted. I never said that at all.’

However, Mark is a perfect fit considering his experience as a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing With The Stars for more than a decade, after starting in 2007.

When asked if she had an alternative suggestion, the TV personality avoided offering up an actual name.

‘I think the BBC would do an amazing job with whomever they pick as long as they feel they are qualified and they fit the rest of the panel,’ she told us in the same interview. ‘I am sure it would be absolutely spectacular.’

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