Shirley’s a Strictly hit

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - YOUR TV WEEK - Mr Hock­ing, Bristol Kim Hal­l­i­day, New­port

Hooray for the ar­rival of Strictly Come Danc­ing’s sparkling new head judge Shirley Bal­las (be­low). The cham­pion ball­room dancer has to­tally re­newed my in­ter­est in the show and makes a change from Len Good­man and his corny com­ments. All tens for the Queen of Latin. de­light. At first I thought it was go­ing to be one of those te­dious celeb pro­grammes with washed-up has-beens bick­er­ing. But no, it was an en­gag­ing se­ries with five re­ally per­son­able char­ac­ters, es­pe­cially Les­ley Joseph and Cleo Ro­cos, whose joie de vivre was a joy to be­hold. Surely an­other se­ries beck­ons.

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