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Evie Coffey & Karen Antcliff

Strictly Come Dancing's Shirley Ballas looks amazing as she debuts new look after 'sad' news

BBC Strictly Come Dancing icon, Shirley Ballas, has surprised fans with a fresh new style - and she looks amazing. Gone are the longer loose curls to be replaced by a funky new cropped look.

As the ballroom legend sipped on a cocktail and showed off her new 'do', Shirley, 62, appeared thrilled with the results. However, keeping mum about the image makeover, she drew attention to her drink rather than her style.

Alongside a picture of her fresh new look, she wrote on Twitter: "First time to try a coffee martini. I rather liked it. Thoughts?"

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Love for her new look poured in. One fan said: "I don't do coffee but loving the hair." A second added: "Love your hair, Shirley. It really suits you xx."

A third added: "Go with an espresso martini instead - it should not be creamy like that :) Your hair looks ah.may.zing!" And a fourth person added: "What a lovely photo Shirley! You look beautiful."

Shirley has been documenting her time at the American Open Championshire in New York with a series of posts on Twitter this month. In one post she wrote: "Thank you for the memories."

The latest dramatic aesthetic shift comes shortly after she admitted she was upset about her son's career move. Mark, 36, revealed he would be retiring as a professional from Strictly's American counterpart, Dancing With The Stars, Devon Live reported.

Shirley's new appearance (Twitter/@ShirleyBallas)

Shirley took to Instagram to declare she was "sad but excited". She said: "Although I'm sad to see my son retire from @dancingwiththestars I'm excited to see the next chapter of his life. Hang on to your hat and buckle up as it will be quite the ride.

"I'm happy I was there in Vegas to see the last dance with @charlidamelio. What a team. Love you Mark. Your heart shines so very brightly. Xxx @markballas."


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