'Strictly' judge Shirley Ballas ill and on vitamin drip after 'tough week'

Julia Hunt
Dance Coach Dame Shirley Ballas poses for photographers on arrival at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards in London, Sunday, May 12, 2019.(Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
Shirley Ballas poses for photographers at the 2019 BAFTA Television Awards in London (Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Shirley Ballas has been hooked up to a vitamin drip after falling ill following a “tough week”.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 59, shared pictures of herself with the drip as she told fans that she was “under the weather”.

It comes days after she received death threats over fan favourite Dev Griffin being axed from the Strictly dancefloor.

Read more: Dev Griffin upset as Strictly ride ends

Ballas posted a video on Instagram showing her about to start the intravenous drip.

She also shared images showing her leaning back in a chair, with the tube attached to her left arm.

She told her fans: “Very happy to receive this drip today to help me get well.

“Full of all sorts of things vitamin c magnesium b12 and the list goes on.

“Feeling under the weather today as a result of a tough week.”

“So @revivuk will have me up and running by Saturday,” she added.

Ballas had been blasted by some Strictly fans after Radio 1 DJ Griffin was sent home from the BBC competition at the weekend.

File photo dated 26/08/19 of Dev Griffin, who has said he felt "awful" and "stressed out" after his Strictly Come Dancing partner Dianne Buswell suffered a fall during training last week.
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dev Griffin

Viewers had expected him to remain in the running for the Glitterball for longer and were outraged when he lost out to Viscountess Emma Weymouth in the dance-off.

It was reported that head judge Ballas even received death threats in the wake of the elimination, leading Strictly dancer Dianne Buswell to plead with people to stop.

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She tweeted: “Guys this is terrible you can not be bullying like this. It’s awful and really upsets me to hear this. It's simply not ok and should never happen.”

Dancer AJ Pritchard also waded in, telling The Sun Online: “There is no excuse for the trolling and death threats. All the abuse they have been getting is not right.

"People should just enjoy the show, it's a great family show, and focus on positivity."