Shirley Ballas: Strictly Come Dancing judge wants life story to be made into a movie

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Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas, 60, has revealed she’s hoping her life story will be turned into a film. Speaking to Nicki Chapman on her Talking Success podcast, the star addressed the success of her bestselling autobiography, Behind The Sequins: My Life, while hinting that the book could be turned into an upcoming biopic.

There’s still drama

Shirley Ballas

Speaking to Shirley, podcast host Tracey asked the star about her “incredible story”.

“I don’t want to say rags to riches but that’s what it was,” she said.

Tracey continued: “There is such a movie there because there’s peaks and troughs and you’re so brutally honest, that could be the other title for your book, ‘Brutally Honest.'”

Last year the ballroom star released her autobiography Behind The Sequins which charts her rise to fame from childhood to Strictly judge.

The podcast host admitted she enjoyed the star’s autobiography, but wanted to see it played out on the big screen..

“I couldn’t put it down, the next thing is the movie,” she said.

“There is definitely a Shirley Ballas movie to be had,” she added.

Addressing the subject, the Strictly star revealed that she had received interest in having her life turned into a film.

She said: “We have had an inquiry, there are a couple of inquiries out there.

“I’m not really sure how that’s going but there’s a couple of inquiries,” she confirmed.

The star went on to reveal while penning her book, she didn’t have room to fit in everything she wanted.

Instead, she hinted the rest of her stories and memories could be featured in the film.

“I think once I have the book and then I add to it other stories – because I couldn’t just keep writing,” she said candidly.

“I had to choose what I wrote, and it just keeps going on now, the drama.

“There’s still drama,” she confessed.

Shirley went on to say that one actress who she thought may fit the bill to portray her in her upcoming biopic would be US actress Jennifer Grey.

The actress shot to fame in 1987 after she featured in the starring role of ‘Baby’ in the hit film.

The Strictly judge also hinted that Harry Potter star Julie Walters would be a good fit due to her memorable Liverpudlian accent in favourite film Educating Rita.

Last month Shirley hinted that this year’s Strictly lineup could be the best yet.

Speaking on The One Show, she said: “Just when you thought it couldn’t get better! Let me tell you…”

The star also confirmed she has set three tour dates for her show An Evening With Shirley Ballas later in 2021.

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