Shirley Ballas reveals she chipped half her tooth on Strictly Come Dancing tour in a rather unexpected way

Oh no!

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Shirley Ballas has suffered a tooth injury on the Strictly Come Dancing Tour - but in a rather unexpected way.

The dancing star posted a video on Instagram sharing an update of the Strictly tour and news of her dental problems.

In the video Shirley smiles, revealing a huge missing part of her front tooth.

But while people might assume that the head judge cracked it dancing on the tour, Shirley has in fact revealed that the chipping occurred whilst she was trying to open a pack of crisps with her teeth.

In the caption of the video, Shirley wrote: 'Here in Aberdeen thank you for the warm welcome. All the celebrities have taken it up a notch every day they get better and better.

'Our professional dancers are by far the best in the World. Iconic in every sense of the word. Hoping you all get to come and see the show.

'As you can see I chipped my tooth opening a packet of crisps with my teeth. Lol. I'll go get it fixed tomorrow.'

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In the video, Shirley says her tooth problems have whipped up quite a stir with the Strictly cast - especially from Craig Revel Horwood, who has been teasing her about her temporary look.

“Craig has been making fun of me but that’s OK, because I love him," Shirley says in the video.

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She also reveals that she plans on getting her tooth fixed as soon as possible.

The video has caused quite the commotion on Instagram, including comments from members of the Strictly gang.

Professional dancer (and this year’s winner), Oti Mabuse, commented “Were [sic] they salt and vinegar???”

While fellow judge, Motsi Mabuse, said, “Miss Shirley lol but the red lipstick looks great!!”

Shirley replied to this comment on her post, saying, 'Omg can you believe it off to the dentist in Liverpool tomorrow lol Craig and Bruno where teasing me lol.'

We hope it all goes smoothly Shirley - and watch out for those crips!

Lizzie Thomson is a regular contributor to woman&home, and also contributes to, Ideal Home, Culture Trip, and Evening Standard, covering all things lifestyle.