Strictlys Tyler West shuts down rumours hes been flirting with Shirley Ballas

Strictly Come Dancing star Tyler West has shut down any rumours that he's been flirting with head judge Shirley Ballas.

This comes after the KISS FM DJ, 26, has been accused by BBC viewers of turning on the charm with Shirley, 62.

When asked how it feels to perform in front of the judges, Tyler told the Daily Star: "I've got so much respect for all the judges we used to watch the show all the time together as a family and to be dancing in front of the judges it's like a surreal feeling.

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But how about Shirley in particular – and does he want to turn the charm on anymore with her?

He cheekily laughed: "What with Shirley? No, of course not! With all the judges, Anton, Craig, Shirley – dancing in front of them all is a dream come true.

"I never once imagined to even be on the show."

The radio star also revealed the hardest part about his show experience – after being paired with Dianne Buswell who he gets on with "like a house on fire".

He answered: "The toughest thing about being on the show – I think just the idea of learning a professional dance every single week. On a Monday, you go in so nervous and you perform on a Saturday and you're like 'I can't believe I just did that."

Tyler also explained how "lucky" he has been in the competition after being practically unscathed so far.

"I've not really had any blunders in comparison to everybody else I've been lucky. I've gotten off lightly when I was younger I would always be the clumsy child."

At the start of the competition, host Tess Daly mentioned how Tyler was "particularly fond of" Shirley.

To which he gave Shirley a cheeky smile and quipped: "You alright Shirl? You alright?"

Tyler said: "Honestly, I'm in awe. I have so much respect, for all of you! And, you look amazing as well."

Fans took to social media to share their thoughts on their connection, with one user writing: "Tyler knows how to get his 10s early, make Shirley blush! That's his 10s banked for the whole season."

Another added: "So Tyler is flirting his way to his first ten from Shirley."

A third penned: "Tyler getting in with Shirley early on, which is smart. And he gets Diane! Hopefully he's a ringer for her."

A fourth shared: "Tyler getting ahead with Shirley… she's probably got her 10 paddle ready."


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