Shirley Ballas Wants Strictly Pros Johannes, Giovanni And Gorka As Bridesmaids At Her Wedding And Where’s Our Invite?

The head judge hopes she’ll be walking down the aisle with boyfriend Daniel Taylor next year.

Shirley Ballas has said she hopes to get engaged to boyfriend Daniel Taylor next year - and already has some very specific plans for her big day .

The Strictly Come Dancing judge says she has already chosen her “bridesmaids” – including the BBC show’s professional dancers Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez and Johannes Radebe.

The ballroom champ and choreographer started dating her actor boyfriend in 2019 after they worked together in a Jack And The Beanstalk pantomime in Liverpool.

Shirley Ballas and Daniel Taylor.
Shirley Ballas and Daniel Taylor.
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Now Shirl, who has been married twice previously, is hoping he’ll pop the question next year.

She told MailOnline: “Maybe next year is on the cards, possibly.

“For my bridesmaids it would be my gaggle of gays, (her friends) Alan and Nathan from America, I am already thinking about that.

“It wouldn’t be straightforward, it would have a twist in it. Johannes, Gorka and Giovanni could be bridesmaids too. That could be fun.”

Will Gorka, Johannes, and Giovanni's bridesmaids dresses top their recent Strictly outfits?
Will Gorka, Johannes, and Giovanni's bridesmaids dresses top their recent Strictly outfits?

Speaking about their relationship, she added: “We’re very 50/50 so women have equality like men. So if I cook, he’ll wash up, he’ll vacuum and I’ll clean. He’s that type of person. He’s definitely a keeper for sure.”

The 60-year-old star also hasn’t ruled out proposing herself, adding: “I don’t know, we have mentioned it once or twice.”

The judge was married to Texan ballroom dancer Corky Ballas between 1985 and 2007 and the pair have a 34-year-old son, Mark.

Prior to that she was married to dance partner Sammy Stopford between 1980 and 1984.

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