Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas has opened up about her relationship with actor Danny Taylor, revealing that she hasn’t ruled out being the one to propose.
Shirley, 60, and Danny, 47, first met in late 2018, when they both starred in a festive pantomime production of Jack And The Beanstalk in Liverpool.
The couple have gone from strength to strength since their relationship was first reported in early 2019, having just this week taken part in their first joint interview and photo shoot for Hello magazine.
While the pair aren’t officially making any wedding plans just yet, Shirley has disclosed it has come up in conversation between them.
The ballroom dancer stated that everything her partner does is ‘romantic’, recalling that for her 60th birthday in September, ‘he thought about things I’d never think about’.
‘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,’ she told MailOnline.
When asked whether she would consider being the one to ask Danny for his hand in marriage, Shirley replied: ‘I don’t know, we have mentioned it once or twice.’
Having been married twice before, Shirley said that she would want the venue of choice for her and Danny’s wedding to be ‘whatever he feels comfortable with’.
‘At one point he mentioned maybe we could get married on the Liverpool football pitch at Anfield, but that doesn’t quite ring my bell,’ she said.
Shirley added that it ‘could be fun’ for Strictly professional dancers Johannes Radebe, Gorka Marquez and Giovanni Pernice to be her bridesmaids for the ceremony.
The dance teacher’s first husband was professional ballroom dancer Sammy Stopford, who she married in 1980 before divorcing four years later.
In 1985, she tied the knot with retired ballroom dancer Corky Ballas, remaining married for over two decades before they chose to separate.
Danny shares a son with his former partner, actor Sharon Byatt.
Strictly Come Dancing returns tonight at 7pm on BBC One.
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