Shirley Ballas

Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas on a drip after ‘tough’ week

She's felt under the weather

Shirley Ballas has resorted to reinvigorating herself with a drip after a particularly “tough” week on Strictly Come Dancing.

The head judge, 59, posted on Instagram about receiving a special drip packed with vitamins and other nutrients because she has been “feeling under the weather”.

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Shirley captioned a video: “@revivuk very happy to receive this drip today to help me get well. Full of all sorts of things, Vitamin C, Magnesium, B12 and the list goes on. Feeling under the weather today as a result of a tough week.

“So @revivuk will have me up and running by Saturday for @bbcstrictly #gratitude #sick #health #feelingbetter.”

Feeling under the weather today as a result of a tough week.

Fans rushed to the comments to tell her to get well soon, with one writing: “Oh sweetheart. You’ll be back on the saddle for Saturday.”

Another told her: “Wishing you a speedy recovery, Shirley. Hope you feel better soon X.”

A third wrote: “Best of luck. Hope it works.”

“I know the feeling,” related a fourth, adding: “Get well soon.”

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Shirley’s had a “tough” week (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

Shirley and her fellow judges came under fire last weekend after the shock elimination of DJ Dev Griffin and his pro partner Dianne Buswell.

During Sunday’s (13.10.19) show, the dance-off saw Dev and Dianne, along with Viscountess Emma Weymouth and pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec, all perform their routines for the judges again.

Emma and Aljaz jived to Kim Wilde’s Kids In America, while Dev and Dianne did their cha cha to Sam Smith’s Dancing With A Stranger.

In the end, the judge’s decided to save Emma and Aljaz – and viewers didn’t appear too happy about the decision on Twitter.

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Shirley said she agreed with her fellow judges over the decision (Credit: BBC)

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Shirley later appeared on Loose Women to chat about the hit BBC dancing competition as it enters week five – and Dev being dropped from the show inevitably came up.

While explaining her take on the decision, Shirley risked adding fuel to the fire by appearing to blame viewers for the controversial elimination.

The Latin specialist said it was “so important” for the public to “get out there and vote” for their favourite couple as she defended the judges.

“People have got to get out there and vote. We do our job. As you can see, there were many people saved with a lot lower scores,” Shirley said on the daytime programme, adding: “I respect everybody at home who’s been watching. Everyone has a favourite. We do our job to the best we can.”

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