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Strictly's Shirley Ballas reveals best thing about becoming Dancing with the Stars judge

Shirley's son Mark Ballas is the current DWTS reigning champ

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Strictly Come Dancing star Shirley Ballas is the head judge of the hugely popular competition in the UK – but she has revealed one major perk should she ever be invited to judge the US version of the show Dancing with the Stars – and we can understand!

While visiting the show, Shirley revealed whether she would ever join the judges panel across the pond, with one panelist pointing out: "Len's gone [over there] and Bruno's coming over here to do another show".

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Shirley explained: "I think at the moment they're going to keep it to three judges but the bonus of being over there would be that I see my son every week. I miss him, we've all got family, I saw him at Christmas, he came over for ten days then I had a slump for three days. I couldn't operate, I couldn't do anything. It took me a minute to find my feet."

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Shirley's son Mark is a Dancing with the Stars pro, and has been on the show since 2007. He is even the current reigning champ, winning the latest season's competition with Charli D'Amelio.

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Shirley with her son Mark

Speaking about her relationship, Shirley revealed how she flew out twice to see Mark when he decided to join the DWTS cast, explaining: "Well I went out to the United States to see him, I haven't seen him in a long, long time… 'Could you fly back tomorrow mum, I've decided to do it but I need to get back into shape.' I went back out there, and he had to keep up with me for two weeks."

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