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Thursday 23rd January 2020

Strictly fans worry that Shirley Ballas is leaving

And her eye catching dress left viewers divided

The sensational Strictly Come Dancing finale saw former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher and his partner Oti Mabuse take home the coveted Glitter Ball.

But some fans were left worried over the possibility of head judge Shirley Ballas leaving the hit BBC show.

Shirley, 59, has been the head judge since 2017,  but her comments about Karim Zeroual left a couple of fans scratching their heads over her future on Strictly.

Shirley told Karim she would 'leave inspired' by him (Credit: BBC)

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She said to finalist Karim: "I will leave after this final feeling totally inspired by you. You give so much to the younger generation watching this show."

This prompted a fan on Twitter to ask: "Is Shirley leaving #Strictly?"

One fan replied with a shocked emoji but another fan reassured the user that this was unlikely to be the case.

They responded with: "I rewatched it I think she just meant leaving as in it's the last show."

Could Shirley be leaving the show? (Credit: BBC)

However, it was Shirley's flamboyant Strictly final dress that really had people talking.

The former professional dancer wore a floor length shimmering green dress.

Shirley's dress didn't hit all the right notes (Credit: BBC)

And not everyone was impressed with the look. Many viewers took to Twitter to express their dismay at the ensemble.

Shirley looks like a Christmas tree

One wrote, "Wtf is Shirley wearing #strictly."

While several others said she looked like a Christmas tree.

One user joked, "SHIRLEY LOOKS LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE! #SCD #StrictlyFinal #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing #EmmaDressVerdict!"

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While another quipped, "Shirley looks like a Christmas tree I'm crying #strictly."

But while the dress certainly had its critics, many other viewers gushed at the outfit, and said that she looked beautiful.

Shirley's "Christmas tree" dress left fans divided (Credit: BBC)

One viewer admired, "@ShirleyBallas love your work! Also thought your dress tonight was stunning ! X"

Another complemented, "Shirley Ballas looks absolutely beautiful so lovely to see her on screen tonight everything about her is beautiful her hair her make up and her dress look gorgeous and it's her inner beauty shines out too I just adore her."

And a third tweeted, "I have to say @ShirleyBallas was a vision tonight on that dress !!"

While this series of Strictly has come to a close, you can still get your Strictly fix before the year's out.

Strictly will return for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day.

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