Strictly judge Shirley Ballas gives 'concerning' health update after viewers spot lump under arm

On Tuesday she said that doctors had received some “concerning” results to blood tests. Credit: PA

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has thanked the show's viewers for pointing out she had a lump under her arm after tests results were described as "concerning" by her doctor.

The head judge previously revealed that “caring” viewers of the BBC One show had contacted her to let her know about the lump under her arm.

On Tuesday she said that doctors had received some “concerning” results to blood tests.

“The doctor said that she thought my levels were not right, my hormone levels weren’t right,” she said.

She said her testosterone and oestrogen levels were not as they should be.

“All in all, a little concerning for my doctor,” she added in a video posted on Instagram.

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Ballas, 61, added: “Anyway to each and every one of you who started me on this road thank you so much.

“I’ll keep you all updated each and every one of you.

“Remember health is wealth so I’ll be on top of these issues for the time being.

“With gratitude to you all.”

Her fellow Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse responded to Ballas’ video.

“Take care of yourself,” she wrote.

In a previous post Shirley Ballas revealed fans had contacted her worried about a lump:

The show's host Tess Daly commented: "Sending love Shirley."

Olympian Adam Peaty, who is competing in the current series, added: “Sending all my love and positive energy.”

Ballas had previously had two cancer scares, telling the Mirror she had discovered a lump on her shoulder last June.

She has also spoken publicly about having a family history of breast cancer, which prompted her to get her implants removed after being warned they could block the signs being detected.