STRICTLY Come Dancing fans were left mesmerised after Shirley Ballas shared a secret off-screen dance with Giovanni Pernice.
The enchanting clip saw the queen of Latin, 62, partnered with the Italian pro, 32, as they sashayed around the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Venez danser strictement had returned to the home of ballroom for the first time in three years, following the coronavirus pandemic.
Et Shirley understandably relished the chance for a samba on the special sprung dancefloor before BBC filming began.
As they expertly made their way around the pink-hued dance floor, staff could be seen scuttling around preparing the set.
Shirley gushed in her Twitter caption: “Last night on the @TheBplTower Ballroom floor 🔥
“Thank you @pernicegiovann1 for samba-ing with me. I loooved it.”
Referring to tonight’s results show – which has somewhat been marred by the release of the Strictly spoiler – elle a ajouté: “Please tune in tonight 7:20pm @bbcstrictly for the results. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone Xx #Strictly #samba #dance.”
Fans were quick to gush over the behind-the-scenes clip, avec une écriture: “Those spins!! I think you should dance on the show every week with a different pro dancer x”
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A second put: “Oh how I would love to dance With Giovanni 😍😍❤️❤️” as a third commented: ” I’d love to see more of you @MOTSI_MABUSE dancing on #strictly please!!”
Un autre a noté: “You are the spinning queen! Astonishing how fast you do that. 👏”
One then concluded: “Wow you certainly haven’t lost your sparkle and amazing dancing skills x”
The amazing clip came hours after The Sun exclusively revealed how Shirley is being tipped to replace Len Goodman on the US version of the show, Danser avec les étoiles.
And sources told how Shirley is in the frame to replace him.
One said last night: “Len’s exit leaves a big hole in the panel, but the show team feel Shirley would be a really great addition.
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“Her experience is unrivalled and she has made no secret of the fact she’d love to spend more time with her son Mark, who is based in the US with wife Brittany.