Strictly's Shirley Ballas becomes a first-time grandmother at 63 as son reveals very unusual baby name | The Sun

STRICTLY'S Shirley Ballas has become a first-time grandmother at 63 after her son welcomed a baby.

Her son Mark, 37, announced on Instagram last night that his singer wife BC Jean, 36, had given birth alongside an adorable photo of the newborn.

In his caption, he revealed the tot's unusual name, writing, "Welcome to Earth my son. Banksi Wylde Ballas 11 / 5 / 23."

Mark is known to U.S. audiences as a professional dancer on Strictly's U.S. counterpart, Dancing with the Stars.

He took up the role in 2007, last appearing in 2022 when he won as Charli D'Amelio's partner.

Strictly stars Arlene Phillips, Kimberly Wyatt, Katherine Jenkins, Gary Barlow and Motsi Mabuse shared their delight in the comments section.

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Shirley expressed her joy at becoming a grandmother just months ago, saying she was "to be a glam-ma for the first time."

During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, she said, "My son lives in Los Angeles, so as with my challenges, anything is possible."

Last year, Mark and BC suffered a miscarriage and announced the devastating news on Instagram.

"We lost a baby last year," a video was captioned.

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"Just when we thought we were in a good place to tell family and friends, we received the heavy news that our little one wasn't going to make it."

They continued: "We've both been through hard times in our lives, but this was a different kind of sadness."

The couple, who got married in 2016, released a song called Rainbow the same day, that reflected on the experience of losing their unborn child.

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