Who is Danny Taylor, the fiancé of Strictly star Shirley Ballas? The toyboy, 50, whom TV judge, 63, ‘changed his mind’ about marrying
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The chief justice, 63, first joined the panel in 2017 after the death Len Goodman took a step of the role and instantly became a favorite with fans who were gagging to learn more about her off-screen life.
Shirley was previously married to former ballroom star Sammy Stopford from 1980 to 1984 before marrying dancer Corky Ballas in 1985, with the couple separating in 2007 after 22 years together.
She is now engaged to actor Danny Taylor, 50, after first going public with their relationship in 2019, and although he surprised her with a diamond ring, the TV star recently admitted having “changed my mind” about marrying the handsome guy.
Here’s everything you need to know about Shirley Ballas’ handsome Danny Taylor…
Cute couple: Strictly’s Shirley Ballas, 63, has been dating actor Danny Taylor, 50, since 2019, and although he supposedly surprised her with a diamond ring, the TV star recently admitted to having “changed her mind” about marrying the hunk.
Lovebirds: Ahead of the new series of the dancing competition, here’s everything you need to know about Shirley Ballas’ boyfriend Danny Taylor…
Who is Danny Taylor, Shirley Ballas’ fiancé?
Danny is an actor and met Shirley during pantomime rehearsals for Jack And The Beanstalk in 2018 in Darlington.
He has trod the boards in numerous theater roles and recently toured the country in a play about the late comedian Tommy Cooper.
As well as appearances on the small screen with roles in The Bill and Brookside.
Like Shirley, Danny trained as a ballroom dancer and even released an album in 2015 called The Party Is Over.
Danny also shares a son with the Bread actress Sharon Byatt often shares snaps of himself on social media enjoying quality time with the boy.
Is Shirley Ballas married to Danny Taylor?
Partners: Danny is an actor and met Shirley during Jack And The Beanstalk pantomime rehearsals in 2018 in Darlington
Actor: He has graced the stage in numerous theater roles and recently toured the country in a play about the late comedian Tommy Cooper (photo)
Backstage: Like Shirley, Danny trained as a ballroom dancer and even released an album in 2015 called The Party Is Over.
The couple got engaged after Danny reportedly surprised her with a diamond ring in 2021.
However, earlier this year Shirley revealed she had “changed her mind” about marrying Danny during an exclusive chat with MailOnline, revealing her priorities had changed.
She said: “I changed my mind. I just feel like at this particular point in my life, my mom and I have a great relationship and we want to travel and there are different things we want to do.
Family: Danny also shares a son with Bread actress Sharon Byatt and often shares snaps of himself on social media enjoying quality time with the boy.
Change of mind: Earlier this year, Shirley revealed she had ‘changed her mind’ about marrying Danny in an exclusive chat with MailOnline, revealing her priorities had changed
Have Shirley Ballas and her fiancé Danny Taylor broken up?
Shirley previously addressed rumors she had split from Danny after admitting she hadn’t seen him in ‘months’.
She admitted that it was “miraculous” that the two were together, as they find it difficult to see each other due to their busy schedules.
Shirley said The sun: ‘Danny, we’re still together after four and a half years. It’s miraculous.
He has a very busy schedule and I have a very busy schedule.
She went on to say that her busy lifestyle means she’s “everywhere,” but they’re trying to “make it work.”
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