Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Shirley Ballas has been reportedly lined up to join the Loose Women panel.
After becoming a household name in the UK since securing the TV role on Strictly, Shirley has proved to be popular with viewers and The Sun has claimed that she could be ditching the BBC and channel hopping to ITV.
The newspaper reported that Shirley will join the all-women panel on Wednesday this week as a guest panellist, but that ITV bosses are hoping that she might become a regular on the show if her stint goes well.
The professional dancer is no stranger to Loose Women and proved to be a huge hit when she appeared on the programme back in November. But this week instead of being an interviewee, she will be part of the panel.
Loose Women bosses are apparently hoping that she will be able to recreate the success of her original appearance on the show when she returns on Wednesday.
A source told The Sun: “No one really knew Shirley in the UK before she joined Strictly, but she has won a place in the nation’s hearts.
“She isn’t afraid to speak her mind and has led a really interesting life that people know very little about.
“If she enjoys her time on the programme, ITV bosses are really keen for her to return to the show on a regular basis.”
Loose Women has a regular group of celebrity women who return to the show as guest panellists, including Katie Price, Christine Lampard, and Lisa Riley.
Despite a more permanent role on Loose Women being speculation at the moment, it seems that Shirley will have plenty to talk about if she were to join the panel.
As well as a successful career as a dancer, dance teacher and also choreographer, Shirley appeared on the judging panel of US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars.
It has yet to be confirmed whether Shirley will be appearing in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing later this year, but with Loose Women up her sleeve, it’s good to see she won’t be short of back-up offers.