Shirley Ballas is dating again and says she's met someone "nice".

Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas

The 58-year-old professional dancer admitted while appearing on 'Lorraine' that she had a new man in her life, and the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge confessed her son helped her to build up her confidence to get back in the dating game.

When host Lorraine Kelly asked if she was currently seeing someone, she remained coy but said: "Yes, I have met somebody nice."

Shirley went on to explain that her son wants her to have a good relationship "over the age of 50".

She said: "My son and his wife bought them for me for Christmas, they represent freedom. The butterflies that can fly in and out and land in different gardens.

"He [her son] is wishing for me to have a good relationship over the age of 50. He's encouraging me to go out and date and out a little bit more on the scene."

The 'Strictly' star has also started a new role, playing matchmaker on ITV's new 'This Morning' segment, 'Matchmaker Mountain', where she will be helping a group of over 50s find love.

Speaking about the new role, she said: "I think generally women over 50 get into a routine.

"They have had their family; they have had their children, so they don't want to go outside the box.

"This programme encourages people ... there is life over 50.

"Get up, go out, get out of that routine! There are some special people out there, there really are.

"That whole show opened my eyes and let down the barriers and then things come from that ... I feel blessed."

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