Shirley: Strictly should star a same-sex couple
STRICTLY Come Dancing’s head judge, Shirley Ballas, says she would like nothing more than for a same-sex couple to be included in the competition.
The 57- year- old added she ‘couldn’t think of anything more exciting’ than seeing two men or two women compete together.
The ballroom expert pointed out that a male pair had just made the final of the Italian version of Strictly.
Asked about the possibility of that happening in the UK, Mrs Ballas told ITV’s good Morning Britain: ‘I think things are chang- ing. I couldn’t think of anything more exciting so yes, I’m for it.’
fellow Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has previously said the BBC1 show should introduce same-sex couples.
Last year, he said: ‘In the world of competitions, there are samesex couples that do it [just] as well so there is no reason that can’t happen.’
But the BBC has previously said it has ‘no plans’ to include samesex couples in the hit show.
Call for change: Shirley Ballas