Shirley Ballas enjoyed an evening at the theatre with lookalike mum Audrey at London’s Palladium on Sunday.
The TV judge, 62, cut a chic figure for the outing as she supported her Strictly Come Dancing co-star Giovanni Pernice at his show Made in Italy.
Shirley looked gorgeous in a tailored white blazer which she layered over a blue polo necked sweater and distressed jeans.
Slipping her feet into bejewelled heels she completed the look with silver jewellery while toting her essentials in a black shoulder bag.
The professional dancer sported a very smooth visage with a light dusting of make-up and styled her brunette tresses into loose curls.
Quality time: Shirley Ballas, 62 (right) enjoyed an evening at the theatre with lookalike mum Audrey, 85 (left) at London’s Palladium on Sunday
Chic: The TV judge cut a chic figure for the outing as she supported her Strictly Come Dancing co-star Giovanni Pernice at his show Made in Italy
Meanwhile Audrey was the epitome of sophistication in a grey blazer which she teamed with dark trousers.
She completed the look with a red sweater and wore a stylish printed scarf loosely around her neck.
Giovanni’s show Made In Italy, which will run until later this month, sees him joined on stage by fellow professional Lauren Oakley, 31, who is the female lead.
Shirley told The Guardian last year: ‘My mum, Audrey, is 85 and lives with me, and we like to snuggle up in bed and watch murder mysteries’.
Going on to say: ‘Queen Bee and quite bossy. She’s not as forgiving as I am, but she has a beautifully kind heart. She raised my son, Mark (now a dancer on the American version of Strictly), from age two to 21 whenever I was travelling for my dance career’.
‘I like to think he got that beautiful side of her, but also a sharp, prickly side from me. Everybody needs a prickly side – so you’re not walked over’.
It comes after Shirley fought back tears as she remembered the last hug she shared with Len Goodman.
She appeared on Loose Women on Wednesday to remember Len, who passed away in a hospice on Saturday night after a short battle with bone cancer – just days before his 79th birthday.
Beaming: Slipping her feet into bejewelled heels she completed the look with silver jewellery while toting her essentials in a black shoulder bag
Beauty: The professional dancer sported a very smooth visage with a light dusting of make-up and styled her brunette tresses in loose curls
Pals: She posed next to a huge photo of her pal on his big night
Dancer: Giovanni’s show Made In Italy, which will run until later this month, sees him joined on stage by fellow professional Lauren Oakley, 31, who is the female lead
Shirley, who had known Len since she was nine-years-old, said the final time she saw him, she knew he was secretly battling with his health behind closed doors.
The TV star visited her son Mark Ballas on Dancing With The Stars last year and remembered even though Len looked ‘quite frail’, he still beckoned her over for a hug.
Of his loss, a heartbroken Shirley said: ‘I think it’s very difficult for all my particular industry because I separate Strictly and Dancing With The Stars.
‘But I’ve known Len from a very small child and I have a lot of good friends in the industry and we all loved Len.
‘He was a really big part of our lives and he was an icon and humour. He could make the rain go away and he was such a beautiful human being.
Heartbreaking: It comes after Shirley fought back tears as she remembered the last hug she shared with Len Goodman
A huge loss: Len passed away after a short battle with bone cancer – his fans had no idea he was even ill. Shirley said he was ‘quite frail’ when she saw him in the US last year (pictured)
‘Of course later in my career I trained with him. He was probably responsible for you know, saying to me, “Shirley, you can take your work seriously, but stop taking yourself so seriously” because I was such a person that wanted to learn all about the technique.
‘And he taught me more about the human spirit. So and I will take that with me forever. He’s was just so wonderful. He really was.’
Shirley said her son Mark called Len ‘Uncle Len’, as he had known him since he was a baby and she saw him for the final time when she flew to the US last year.
‘I went to see the launch show last year when Mark decided he was going to do Dancing with the Stars and I saw Len there and I got my last and final cuddle with him there,’ she said.
‘It was still even though it got quite frail. I thought because I hadn’t seen him in a while.
‘He was still you know full of humour. “Come on over here” you know and he liked a cuddle. I kind of felt like he didn’t look the best that I had seen. As a philosophy in the dancing industry. We knew that everybody kept close quarters we don’t put it all out there. ‘