Strictly Come Dancing’s Shirley Ballas tells viewers to ‘keep an open mind’ with first same-sex couple

Nicola Adams will become the first celebrity to perform in a same-sex couple. The two men have danced together for years on Broadway, different shows, two women, Shirley Ballas has said. She added that it’s movement to music with great technique, and there would be 100 girls and two boys, so you were extremely lucky. However, she added it will be down to the pro over whether they’ll lead or follow.

Nicola, I think it will be absolutely fabulous. It will depend on the creativity of the young lady that gets to dance with her. Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One. The show has been renewed for two seasons.