New Head Judge Revealed (for real this time!)

The BBC have this morning announced what we have been waiting for and told us who will be replacing Len Goodman on the Strictly judging panel in the 2017 series. No it’s not Mr Blobby as claimed in last months April Fools Joke. So who is the new judge?

Shirley Ballas.

Shirley, who retired from dancing competitively in 1996, is nicknamed the “Queen of Latin” and will be taking over completely from Len Goodman as head judge with the casting vote in dance offs.

Is Shirley Ballas A Good Choice For Head Judge?
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Speaking to the BBC Shirley said, “I am so excited and over the moon to have been given this wonderful opportunity. I can’t wait to get in to the ballroom and be part of the incredible and respected judging panel. Strictly is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan. I just can’t wait!”

Darcey Bussell had this to say, “I look forward to meeting Shirley and welcoming her to our Strictly team. Her years of experience in Ballroom and Latin dancing are impressive and I’m sure she will be a great addition to our judging panel.”

Craig Revel Horwood said, “Fantastic news that Shirley will be joining me and the other judges on the panel. I look forward to working with her on the next series of Strictly!”

Bruno Tonioli added, “I know Shirley well – she is an incredible Latin dancer and trainer and I am sure she will be a great addition to the Strictly team.”

Louise Rainbow, Executive Producer of Strictly commented, “I am thrilled that Shirley Ballas has agreed to join our judging panel. The calibre of applicants for this role was exceptional but with her wealth of experience as a World Champion dancer, teacher and judge, she is the perfect fit for Strictly.”

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said, “Len’s are big shoes to fill, but the ‘Queen of Latin’ is the ideal new Strictly judge. Shirley Ballas is a British ballroom expert whose credentials speak for themselves; she’s going to be a fabulous addition to the best judging panel in showbiz!”

What do you think of the new judge? You can let me know in the comments section, by voting in the poll above or over on Facebook or Twitter. You can read the full BBC press release on the new judge here.

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New Head Judge Revealed

Anyone still wondering, yes this post was an April Fools Joke or as Donald Trump would describe it – Fake News. Not even the BBC are crazy enough to replace Len Goodman with a giant yellow spotted pink blob dreamed up by Noel Edmonds in the 1990s. Though we shouldn’t give them any ideas!

The Strictly Spoiler has today learned who will be taking over from former head judge Len Goodman during the upcoming 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing. “Who is it?” I hear you ask. Well there’s no need to wait any longer to find out as I can exclusively reveal the identity of the new head judge. And that person is………

Mr Blobby!

Speaking exclusively to The Strictly Spoiler, former head judge Len Goodman  had this to say: “I’ve been pickling my walnuts worrying who will be taking over from me but Blobby’s dance credentials speak for themselves. The BBC have made a fantastic choice of who will replace me and its definitely not a SEVERRRRNNNN but a 10 from Len”

Strictly Host Claudia Winkleman said: “Blobby will be an amazing addition to the Strictly family. I’m told they have still to finalise the terms and conditions of his contract but we’ve got a midget playing some bagpipes to help with that”

Blobby himself had this to say: “Blobby……. Blobby Blobby Blobby……. Blobby…… BLOBBY!!!!”

What do you think of the new judge? As always you can let me know right here in the comments section or over on Facebook or Twitter