Piers Morgan declares war on ‘sour-faced creature’ Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas for criticising his Good Morning Britain co-star Charlotte Hawkins

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PIERS Morgan has declared war on Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has come to the defence of co-host Charlotte Hawkins after Ballas criticised her on Saturday night’s live show.

 Piers Morgan launched an astonishing attack on Strictly judge Shirley Ballas on today's show

Piers Morgan launched an astonishing attack on Strictly judge Shirley Ballas on today’s show

“She’s a piece of work Shirley isn’t she,” Piers said to Charlotte.

“She doesn’t like you. She likes the good looking guys but doesn’t like the pretty girls.”

He added: “She’s going to try and knife you and I’m going to stop her doing it. She’s got a thing about you.

“You looked fine to me so today we’re going to go to war with Shirley. She is a sour-faced creature who needs to be repelled. We’re coming after her.”

 Shirley Ballas is the new head judge on the BBC dancing show

Shirley Ballas is the new head judge on the BBC dancing show
Charlotte Hawkins and Brendan Cole dance the Tango to a Top Gun theme on Strictly Come Dancing
 Piers even made a cut throat motion towards Shirley

Piers even made a cut throat motion towards Shirley

Susanna Reid, who previously competed on Strictly, diplomatically added: “We’re definitely all for Charlotte and fighting the good battle and I think we need to pick our battles.”

But Piers wasn’t done and made a throat cutting motion to Shirley and added: “We’re coming for you, you take on one of ours we hunt as a pack on our show.”

Charlotte and her partner Brendan Cole sexed up their performance as promised – and their saucy Top Gun inspired Tango made a big impression.

As they faced the panel, Brendan admitted messing up his footwork, saying: “I messed up. It was me. I put my hands up.”

 She improved on last week's performance

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She improved on last week’s performance
 The pair danced to Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone

BBC
The pair danced to Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone

But he got a roasting from Shirley over the “rise and falls” in the tango.

Brendan hit back, insisting there were none in the routine, and they ended up bickering.

He said: “I’m sorry, but there were no rise and falls.”

Shirley snipped back: “You should play it back, my dear.”

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