Strictly Come Dancing 2021 – Shirley Ballas thanks fans as she shares worrying health update on mystery armpit ‘lumps’

STRICTLY's Shirley Ballas has thanked fans after they spotted mystery lumps underneath her armpit.

The show's 61-year-old head judge was urged to seek medical advice after eagle-eyed viewers noticed an unusual lump underneath her armpit.

This week Shirley thanked those and revealed she had made a trip to the doctor – the result of which was "concerning".

Posting on Instagram, Shirley wrote: “So blood work back. A little concerning so dr is making an appointment at kings to check certain odd things happening in my body I won’t go into the details at the moment.

“Any way to each and every one of you who started me on this road thank you so much. I’ll keep you all updated each and every one of you. 

“Remember health is wealth so I’ll be on top of these issues for the time being. With gratitude to you all. #health #gratitude”

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog for the latest updates….

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    Craig Revel Horwood's fright wedding

    STRICTLY judge Craig Revel Horwood usually strikes fear into competitors as he reveals his withering comments and scores on the show.

    But now Mr Nasty is about to discover something equally chilling as the contest gets ready to stage its Halloween special.

    It turns out the dance competition’s catty panellist is getting married to fiancé Jonathan Myring in one of the most haunted parts of the country.

    Craig has chosen to tie the knot in a venue that dates back to the 1800s near Rutland Water.

    But he probably doesn’t realise the area is known for its spectres and has been a witchcraft hotspot for centuries.

    A TV insider said: “This will no doubt come as a surprise to Craig, who probably didn’t pick the location for its supernatural history, more its natural beauty.

    “Thankfully, he also has a great sense of humour so won’t see it as a hurdle to getting married there, unless he’s been hiding a deeply superstitious streak.”

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    Nancy Xu is NOT a fan of Halloween

    HALLOWEEN week is always a high point in the Strictly calendar – but pro dancer Nancy Xu is not a fan.

    Teasing their performance this weekend, children’s TV host Rhys Stephenson said: “It’s going to be intense stares, high-octane kicks and screams. Nancy hates it.

    "She hates being scared – she hates pranks."

    The pair performed the American smooth on Saturday and ended up in the dance-off.

    They were saved by the judges – but maybe Nancy would now have preferred otherwise.

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    Saturday's group number to feature famous villains

    Stroctly Come Dancing bosses have pulled out all the stops for the Halloween special on Saturday night.

    The special will include a group number featuring all the show’s professional dancers performing as famous villains.

    Johannes Radebe is being transformed into Jafar, the evil nemesis from Aladdin.

    Jowita Przystal will become comic book bad girl Harley Quinn and Nikita Kuzmin will turn into The Joker from Batman.

    Also look out for the pro dancers taking on Star Wars character Darth Vader and Pennywise the clown from the Stephen King movie It.

    The performers will be dancing to Harry Styles track Treat People With Kindness.

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    Adam Peaty’s girlfriend gets emotional

    STRICTLY star Adam Peaty's girlfriend has emotionally revealed how she was forced to quit social media after his near-kiss with dance partner Katya Jones.

    Eiri Munro, 23, says she's feeling "tired" after being bombarded with abuse online.

    The Mirror reports Eiri said: “I have been receiving a lot of hate on the internet – people saying really horrible stuff.

    "I am trying to lay it to rest now as I am tired.”

    She added: “I want to say thank you to everyone. It makes me a bit emotional. To everyone that has been really nice to me. Because last week was a lot.

    “Even when it’s a thousand nice comments and one mean one, it’s so easy to feel like the world is against you and it did feel like that for a while."

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    'Eiri supportive of Adam but doesn’t like being humiliated'

    Adam and Katya’s sexy performance left many fans aghast and others angry.

    Artist Eiri, who specialises in nude portraits, gave birth to the couple’s son George-Anderson only a year ago.

    A source close to Eiri, who met Adam on dating app Tinder in late 2019, said: “Eiri is always supportive of Adam but she doesn’t like being humiliated on a national scale.

    “She wants the world to know that they’re very much a couple and hopes that Katya doesn’t get any ideas.”

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    A haunted wedding

    Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood set to wed in one of most haunted parts of Britain.

    Craig has chosen to tie the knot in a venue that dates back to the 1800s near Rutland Water.

    But he probably doesn’t realise the area is known for its spectres and has been a witchcraft hotspot for centuries.

    A TV insider said: “This will no doubt come as a surprise to Craig, who probably didn’t pick the location for its supernatural history, more its natural beauty.

    “Thankfully, he also has a great sense of humour so won’t see it as a hurdle to getting married there, unless he’s been hiding a deeply superstitious streak.”

    The church where Craig is having his big day is surrounded by an area once known as Witches Heath, believed to be a meeting place for sorceresses.

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    Saturday night's dances

    It's set to be a spine-tingling Saturday night.

    Here are the couples’ dances and what tracks they have chosen:

    • AJ and Kai: Viennese waltz, Dangerous Woman.
    • Judi and Graziano: Cha cha cha, Physical.
    • Rose and Giovanni: Tango, Shivers.
    • Sara and Aljaz: Couple’s choice, Queen Of The Night.
    • Tilly and NikitaI Cha cha cha, Spooky.
    • Adam and Katya: Viennese waltz, Moonlight Sonata.
    • Dan and Nadiya: Jive, Rock Lobster.
    • John and Johannes: Quickstep, Bad Moon Rising.
    • Rhys and Nancy: Paso doble, The Eve Of The War.
    • Tom and Amy: Tango, Highway To Hell.

    Complaint after complaint

    After calling Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tilly Ramsay as a “chubby little thing” live on air, radio host Steve Allen has attracted 840 Ofcom complaints.

    Allen, 67, has faced criticism after saying on LBC radio on October 18 that he was “bored” with the 19-year-old’s performances on the BBC show.

    He added her physical appearance was probably to do with “her dad’s cooking”.

    CBBC presenter Ramsay, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon, hit back on social media, saying she “won’t tolerate people that think it’s OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance”.

    Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom said it had received 840 complaints relating to Allen’s comments about Ramsay.

    A spokeswoman said: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

    Gordon Ramsay: 'We’re not going to tolerate that'

    Tilly's dad, Gordon Ramsay broke his silence and said he was proud of his daughter Tilly for speaking out after LBC host Steve Allen mocked her weight on Strictly.

    Speaking for the first time about the incident, which saw Tilly, 19, hit back in a scathing statement, Gordon said: “It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, ‘I’m not taking this.’

    “She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – bursting her a**e off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin].

    “I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, ‘We’re not going to tolerate that.’”

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      Judi's 'unfair' advantage

      Strictly Come Dancing viewers have been left annoyed after Judi Love's dance for this week's Halloween special was revealed.

      Fans of the show have accused Judi of having an "unfair" advantage with partner Graziano following a week off from the live show.

      Writing online, one person said: "I like Judi but a bit unfair she gets to the dance she was supposed to do last week? Ugo & Tom moved on to a new dance".

      Another tweeted: "I think it's because Judi spent 4 days on learning her dance before going into isolation. I don't think it's unfair at all. She's stronger in Latin so this could be her best week yet #Strictly".

      A third chimed in, writing: "I'm really surprised that Judi can do her Cha Cha, when I thought if you missed a week you had to miss the week before's dance?"

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      Is there something more there?

      BBC One viewers have are convinced they’ve spotted a romantic connection between Tilly and Nikita after some sizzling performances over the past few weeks.

      Tilly has introduced dance-partner Nikita to her uni pals – after logging on for lessons during rehearsals.

      As well as regularly inviting Nikita round for tea with her family and famous dad Gordon Ramsay he’s met her mates too.

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