Strictlys Shirley Ballas reveals she has booked doctors appointment after viewers spot lump under arm

Strictly Come Dancing star Shirley Ballas has revealed that she has booked a doctor's appointment after viewers spotted a "lump under her right arm".

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the head judge, 61, posted a video as she explained that she had been inundated with "alarming messages" as she thanked those for reaching out with their "concerns".

Shirley said: "So hi everybody! Last week and the week before, I got some alarming messages about people who said that when I pick my arm up they could see lumps, bumps, nodes or whatever.

"So I just did a self check on myself and I couldn’t feel anything except a tiny little node at the back, but I'm going to go to the doctors on Tuesday and to all women out there, please keep checking yourself.

"And to those people who were concerned enough to send me messages that they saw those lumps and bumps I am very very grateful.

"Female self-check at any age to just check we don’t have any little lumps or bumps under our arms… or anywhere else for that matter. But anyway, with gratitude, thank you!"

Shirley captioned the video with: "So many messages over the last three weeks about suspected lump under my right arm. I have done a self check and will go to my Dr on Tuesday.

"Thank you to those who reached out with their concerns. To all be vigilant and do self checks regularly. #selfcheck #nodes #breastcancerawareness #gratitude #thankyou."

Shirley also shared a selection of messages she had received with different fans reaching out to her asking to her get right armpit checked as they had spotted a lump.

The star's 191K followers were left emotional over the post as they applauded "women helping women" and sent their well wishes to the star.

One person said: "That’s so lovely of people. That’s the good side of social media! Looking gorgeous as always x."

A different account put: "Good on you for coming on and sharing that important health message. That’s brave & kind in equal measures. Lots of love."

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Another follower commented: "How wonderful I feel a bit emotional seeing this, just lovely to see people have reached out x."

While a different account added: "This is incredible that people messaged you who noticed this. Well done to those ladies and we’ll done to you Shirley for getting it checked out. Much love and positive thoughts xxx."

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday with the results show airing on Sunday on BBC One.

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