Shirley Ballas, 62, is thrown around by her ANKLES by Anton Du Beke, 56
Absolutely headbanging? The fearless Shirley Ballas, 62, is thrown around by her ankles in a gravity-defying move with Anton Du Beke, 56
She keeps challenging the Strictly Come Dancing stars to push their limits.
And Shirley Ballas gambled her money when she performed a dangerous headbanging move during the Strictly Live Tour with Anton Du Beke.
The maneuver is swung around at the knuckles and can often result in a very painful smack to the ground, hence the name.
While it’s often performed at Dancing On Ice and requiring extra paramedics to be present, it’s the first time it’s been attempted at Strictly.
Despite the risks, Shirley, 62, had no qualms and put her life in Anton’s 56-year-old hands.
Absolutely headbanging? The fearless Shirley Ballas, 62, was whipped around by her ankles in a gravity-defying move with Anton Du Beke, 56, on the Strictly Live tour
During Wednesday’s show at the SSE Arena in Belfast, presenter Janette Manrara asked Shirley if there were any couples she’d like to dance with.
After Shirly quipped that she “wanted to get her ankles spun by Anton,” fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood challenged her by replying that “there’s no time like this.”
Without hesitation, Shirley quickly got up and went onto the dance floor with Anton.
Despite their eagerness, the pair failed to perfect the move immediately, and Shirley landed on her stomach on the first try.
Anton then quipped: “What did you have for lunch? I told you not to eat the stew. I thought my days with Ann Widdecombe were over!’
But they tried again — which also failed — prompting Craig to quip that it was a “complete dance disaster.”
Undeterred, the two set off for another try and got lucky on the third try when Anton sent Shirley spinning through the air.
Shirley’s decision to try the headbanger is even bolder since she just underwent a non-surgical facelift.
Ouch: the maneuver is swung around at the knuckles and can often result in a very painful smack to the ground, hence the name
Making History: While it’s often performed at Dancing On Ice and requiring additional paramedics to be present, it’s the first time it’s been attempted at Strictly
The former dancer has had five NeoGen plasma treatments in the past few months to reduce wrinkles and improve skin laxity after initially consulting with a doctor about going under the knife for a surgical facelift.
Speaking to Loose Women, she said: “I went to the doctor to see if I would be okay for a facelift. I’ve seriously thought about doing a proper knife work. My doctor said he wasn’t comfortable with it at the moment, so I did some research.
“I tried the NeoGen plasma. I had a sagging chin, sunspots, I had veins. I wanted to see if I could tighten the skin.
“I have to say, hand on heart, I’m thrilled with my result. I mean look at that chin girl come on 63 this year!’
On the road: Shirley has loved her time on the Strictly Come Dancing tour, where she will be joined by fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood and Anton
NeoGen uses an ultra-high radio frequency to deliver a controlled pulse of thermal plasma energy.
The pressurized nitrogen pulse flushes oxygen from the treatment area and the amount of energy depends on the depth of penetration into the skin and the resulting tightening and regenerative effects.
Fearing the stigma of getting procedures to improve her looks, Shirley said everyone should just do whatever they want.
Before and After: Shirley’s decision to try the headbanger is even bolder now that she’s just had a non-surgical facelift
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