Shirley Ballas thanks fans for helping uncover ‘concerning’ health problem

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Shirley Ballas has thanked Strictly Come Dancing viewers for helping her discover “concerning” symptoms in her body after they pointed out she had a lump under her arm.

The head judge previously revealed that “caring” viewers of the BBC One show had contacted her to let her know about the lump under her arm.

On Tuesday she said that doctors had received some “concerning” results to blood tests.

Strictly Come Dancing Launch 2019 – London
Shirley Ballas (Ian West/PA)

“The doctor said that she thought my levels were not right, my hormone levels weren’t right,” she said.

She said her testosterone and oestrogen levels were not as they should be.

“All in all, a little concerning for my doctor,” she added in a video posted on Instagram.

Ballas, 61, added: “Any way to each and every one of you who started me on this road thank you so much.

“I’ll keep you all updated each and every one of you.

“Remember health is wealth so I’ll be on top of these issues for the time being.

“With gratitude to you all.”

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Shirley Ballas (Ian West/PA)

Her fellow Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse responded to Ballas’ video.

“Take care of yourself,” she wrote.

Olympian Adam Peaty, who is competing in the current series, added: “Sending all my love and positive energy.”

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