Strictly’s Shirley Ballas becomes a first-time grandmother at 63 as son reveals very unusual baby name


Shirley Ballas, known for her role on Strictly Come Dancing, has become a grandmother for the first time at the age of 63. Her son, Mark, who is a professional dancer on the U.S. version of Strictly, Dancing with the Stars, announced the news on Instagram. Mark shared an adorable photo of the newborn and revealed the baby's unique name, Banksi Wylde Ballas.

A joyous announcement

Mark Ballas, son of Strictly's Shirley Ballas and a professional dancer himself, took to Instagram to share the exciting news of his son's birth. He posted a sweet photo of the newborn and expressed his happiness in becoming a father. Mark also revealed the baby's name, which is quite unusual – Banksi Wylde Ballas.

Strictly stars congratulate the new grandmother

The Strictly Come Dancing community came together to celebrate Shirley Ballas becoming a grandmother. Fellow Strictly stars Arlene Phillips, Kimberly Wyatt, Katherine Jenkins, Gary Barlow, and Motsi Mabuse all expressed their joy in the comments section of Mark's Instagram post. It's clear that Shirley's news has brought happiness to many.