Shirley Ballas enrages fans from the Wirral by declaring she is ‘from Liverpool’

Shirley Ballas has awakened the wrath of people from her home time after she claimed she was ‘from Liverpool’ while on a celebrity episode of Family Fortunes.

The 60-year-old Strictly Come Dancing judge was a contestant on the ITV game show alongside boyfriend Danny Taylor and three of her cousins.

Dance star Shirley has frequently spoken up about being from Wallasey on Wirral – marking herself out as a proud local of the cosmopolitan borough which is located just east of Liverpool.

So fans tuning in to see the local lass on Family Fortunes can perhaps be forgiven for blowing a gasket when she introduced herself and her team as being “from Liverpool”.

Shirley Ballas was a contestant on Family Fortunes on Boxing Day

The Liverpool Echo noted the surprise declaration from the Strictly star, and rounded up several complaints from viewers who took to Twitter to vent their indignation.

One viewer raged: “You’re from Wallasey love, ashamed of the Wirral?”

Another hit out tweeting: “Shirley Ballas ‘We’re from Liverpool’ I honestly thought she was from Wallasey.”

She enraged fans when she declared herself a Liverpudlian

Another fan tweeted the star directly, writing: “@ShirleyBallas from Wallasey on Family Fortunes….meet the Ballas family from Liverpool. But great charity CALM.”

And another huffed: “Why does Shirley say she is from Liverpool when she is from my hometown of Birkenhead?”

An approved biography of the dance star states that Shirley was born and raised in Wallasey which is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside.

Shirley has always been a proud lass from Wallasey on Wirral

Meanwhile, Shirley’s Family Fortunes appearance drew attention for another reason when an innuendo heavy conversation gave an insight into her sex life with 47-year-old boyfriend Daniel.

Show host Gino D’Acampo made lewd comments about the dance move the Cha Cha Cha, while Shirley and Daniel both giggled away and smiled cheekily.

The innuendo laden comments drew attention from viewers – with one tweeting: “Living for Shirley Ballas’ cougar vibes!”

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