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Summary

Leave it all on the floor.... 

Queen of Latin ballroom Shirley Ballas has a spectacular dance career spanning over 40 years - she has cha-cha'd her way across the world's dance floors to become a multi-award-winning ballroom champion and one of the most renowned dancers in the world. In 1996, Shirley retired from competitive dancing to become a highly acclaimed coach and now holds the enviable position of head judge on BBC One's prime-time show Strictly Come Dancing

In Behind the Sequins, she leads us through her dramatic and determined life, from growing up in a rough estate on the Wirral and leaving home at 14 years old to conquering the high-octane world of ballroom and coping with betrayal, bullying, two broken marriages and a personal tragedy that left Shirley and her family devastated. 

Speaking from the heart, Shirley leaves her dancing shoes at the door to tell you the story of a fiery, strong-willed grafter who could make the brat pack blush. 

©2020 Shirley Ballas (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Fantastic journey and what a force!

I didn’t know much about Shirley prior too listening to her inspiring journey through life. But what an inspirational woman. I hope she stands still for long enough to know what a force she is.

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Thanks Shirley!

Such an inspiring story as it's not just about professional success or achieving fame and fortune but rather about how to keep family and friends close and keeping one's integrity. Brilliant!

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Much better than I was expecting!!!

I can't recommend this enough. I couldn't stop listening to this book. A definite buy

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simply beautiful,

simply beautiful, so honest and heartfelt. Shirley, your one hell of a woman!!! Respect Darling xx

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loved it

Great read. it was so interesting to learn about Shirleys dance background and her life...fabulous

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Absolutely Brilliant!

I laughed and cried with you in listening to your incredible journey. So much emotional throughout. Shirley Ballas you certainly are an inspirational lady!

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Feel like I know her now.. What a life she's had..

Absolutely loved this book well done Shirley definitely rags to riches quickest book iv ever listened to. House is spotless