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Shirley Ballas, 63, kisses boyfriend Daniel Taylor, 48, as she arrives at her hotel in Blackpool

Shirley Ballas leaned in for a passionate kiss with boyfriend Daniel Taylor, 48, as she arrived at her hotel in Blackpool on Saturday.

The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, packed on the PDA with her beau before excitedly posing for snaps as she prepared for her stay ahead of the latest live show.

The BBC show makes its long-awaited return to the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom this Saturday after being unable to film at the historic venue due to the coronavirus pandemic the year before. 

Kiss kiss: Shirley Ballas leaned in for a passionate kiss with boyfriend Daniel Taylor, 48, as she arrived at her hotel in Blackpool on Saturday

Kiss kiss: Shirley Ballas leaned in for a passionate kiss with boyfriend Daniel Taylor, 48, as she arrived at her hotel in Blackpool on Saturday

The hit competition hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will waltz back to Blackpool for the first time in three years after the competition axed the dazzling annual extravaganza, from the seaside resort, during the coronavirus pandemic. 

And Shirley was clearly thrilled at the prospect as she flashed a beaming smile while her belongings were unloaded from the car.

However, she found herself distracted as she stopped for a kiss and cuddle with her partner outside the venue.

The happy couple were seen with their arms wrapped around each other before seemingly being distracted by a staff member unloading the boot. 

Thrilled: The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, packed on the PDA with her beau before excitedly posing for snaps as she prepared for her stay ahead of the latest live show

Thrilled: The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, packed on the PDA with her beau before excitedly posing for snaps as she prepared for her stay ahead of the latest live show

The Queen of Latin opted for a smart/casual ensemble before getting glam for the evening, slipping into a light blue cardigan worn over a white shirt.

She added black skinny jeans and black ankle boots to her look, with Shirley toting her essentials in a large handbag.

Meanwhile, Daniel looked smart in a navy shirt teamed with a light blue shirt. 

Last month, Shirley revealed that her beau Daniel has bought an engagement ring for her but not proposed yet.

Finally: The BBC show makes its long-awaited return to the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom this Saturday after being unable to film at the historic venue due to the coronavirus pandemic

Finally: The BBC show makes its long-awaited return to the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom this Saturday after being unable to film at the historic venue due to the coronavirus pandemic

Can't wait: And Shirley was clearly thrilled at the prospect as she flashed a beaming smile while her belongings were unloaded from the car

Happy days: The star was in a very cheerful mood as she greeted fans upon her arrival

Can’t wait: And Shirley was clearly thrilled at the prospect as she flashed a beaming smile while her belongings were unloaded from the car

Loved up: However, she found herself distracted as she stopped for a kiss and cuddle with her partner outside the venue

Loved up: However, she found herself distracted as she stopped for a kiss and cuddle with her partner outside the venue

Just the two of us: The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other as they rocked up to their accommodation

Just the two of us: The pair couldn’t keep their hands off each other as they rocked up to their accommodation

Who's this? The happy couple were seen with their arms wrapped around each other before seemingly being distracted by a staff member unloading the boot

Who’s this? The happy couple were seen with their arms wrapped around each other before seemingly being distracted by a staff member unloading the boot

The Strictly judge joked in a new interview that she is always ‘giving him a nudge’ to get down on one knee but that he has told her he will ‘do it when he’s ready’.

Shirley and Daniel – who have 13 years between them – first went public with her relationship in March 2019 after meeting doing panto in November 2018. 

Earlier this month, Dianne Buswell defended Shirley after Strictly Come Dancing fans blasted the head judge for calling her by the wrong name during a recent show.

All mine: Shirley and Daniel put on a loved up display as they arrived at the accommodation

All mine: Shirley and Daniel put on a loved up display as they arrived at the accommodation 

Hello: The pair were seen watching on as a staff member helped with their bags

Hello: The pair were seen watching on as a staff member helped with their bags

The ballroom pro, 33, took to Instagram to reveal the blunder didn’t offend her while pleading with her followers to stop ‘bullying’ her co-star.

She wrote in full: ‘Firstly thank you guys so much for all the support on our dance last night. It was a tough week but I am forever in awe of the hard work and dedication Tyler [West] brings every single week.

‘Another point want to address is I have seen a lot of hateful comments aimed at Shirley for simply adding an a to the end of my name which doesn’t offend me, but what does make me upset is seeing someone being bullied online. 

Style: The Queen of Latin opted for a smart/casual ensemble before getting glam for the evening, slipping into a light blue cardigan worn over a white shirt

What fun: The star was in her element as she greeted onlookers

Style: The Queen of Latin opted for a smart/casual ensemble before getting glam for the evening, slipping into a light blue cardigan worn over a white shirt

Beaming: Shirley couldn't take the smile off her face ahead of the show's Blackpool special

Beaming: Shirley couldn’t take the smile off her face ahead of the show’s Blackpool special

Her look: She added black skinny jeans and black ankle boots to her look, with Shirley toting her essentials in a large handbag

Excited: Shirley had a little dance as she rocked up to Blackpool

Her look: She added black skinny jeans and black ankle boots to her look, with Shirley toting her essentials in a large handbag

‘We are all human and doing the best we can. Let’s all please be kind to one another and not put each other down. Once again thank you for all your positive messages it really does mean a lot to us all.’

Dianne added in her caption: ‘A friendly reminder to Please be kind guys ❤️ I don’t think we realise how some comments can effect us no matter how strong we are as people. ❤️☺️ #bekind.’

During the episode, Shirley came under fire from viewers on Saturday after she called the show’s professional dancer Dianne by the wrong name. 

Dressed up: Meanwhile, Daniel looked smart in a navy shirt teamed with a light blue shirt

Dressed up: Meanwhile, Daniel looked smart in a navy shirt teamed with a light blue shirt

Wedding bells: Last month, Shirley revealed that her beau Daniel has bought an engagement ring for her but not proposed yet

Coming soon: The Strictly judge joked in a new interview that she is always 'giving him a nudge' to get down on one knee but that he has told her he will 'do it when he's ready'

Wedding bells: Last month, Shirley revealed that her beau Daniel has bought an engagement ring for her but not proposed yet

Despite the pair working together on the BBC show for the past five years, Shirley, 62, used the wrong moniker while giving her critique of Dianne’s dance with her celebrity partner Tyler. 

While reviewing the pair’s Viennese Waltz to I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Seal, Shirley called Dianne, ‘Diana’, prompting fans to call the show judge out on social media.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.45pm on BBC One.

Romance: Shirley and Daniel - who have 13 years between them - first went public with her relationship in March 2019 after meeting doing panto in November 2018

Romance: Shirley and Daniel – who have 13 years between them – first went public with her relationship in March 2019 after meeting doing panto in November 2018


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