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Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas has apparently had a second cancer scare.

The TV star, 59, said she now needs to have another test after some cells that were "not good" were discovered.

It comes just weeks after the dancer had her breast implants removed over cancer fears.

Ballas told Radio Times magazine: "I need to get a colonoscopy.

"I've had some cancer cells that were not good, so they need to retest those."

The star did not elaborate further about the situation.

Ballas had her breast implants removed in October after a number of cases of cancer in her family prompted her to rethink them.

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(left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, Sandi Toksvig and Shirley Ballas attend the Women of the Year Lunch at the InterContinental Hotel, in Mayfair, London.
Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 at Broadcasting House in London.
Left to right, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 at Broadcasting House in London.
Shirley Ballas arriving at The Women of the Year Lunch and Awards, the InterContinental Hotel, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Shirley Ballas attending the Pride of Britain Awards 2017 held at Grosvenor House, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Will Ferrell and Shirley Ballas during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, south London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Shirley Ballas (centre right) presents Dilys Price (centre) a special recognition award alongside competitors and dancers from Strictly Come Dancing during The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, at Grosvenor House, Park Street, London. Picture Date: Monday 30 October. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Saturday December 23 The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the National Osteoporosis Society, talks to 'Strictly Come Dancing' dancer Anton du Beke (left) with judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood as she hosts a tea dance at Buckingham Palace in London attended by 'Strictly Come Dancing' dancers and judges to highlight the benefits for older people of staying active.
Shirley Ballas attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Left to right, Chizzy Akudolu, Shirley Ballas, Tess Daly, Ruth Langsford and Mollie King in the press room after the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Bruno Tonioli (left) Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 held at The Broadcasting House, London.
Shirley Ballas during the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018, in partnership with TSB, honouring the nation's unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Craig Revel-Horwood (left), Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli at the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 held at The Broadcasting House, London.
Judge Shirley Ballas arrives at Blackpool Tower Ballroom ahead of Strictly Come Dancing's Saturday evening show.
Shirley Ballas and Joe Sugg in the press room at the Virgin Media BAFTA TV awards, held at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Shirley Ballas attends the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Press Night at the London Palladium (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Margaret Walker with the Special Recognition award by Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood during the Pride of Britain Awards held at the The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Motsi Mabuse (left) and Shirley Ballas arriving at the red carpet launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2019, held at BBC TV Centre in London, UK.
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She initially had them done in 2002 because at the time she thought she "looked ugly" and struggled with low self-esteem.

But then this year the star - who had the implants replaced in 2012 - decided that she no longer wanted them in her body after finding out they could make cancer more difficult to detect on a mammogram.

She underwent the operation at the end of October and returned to work on Strictly just days later, looking as glamorous as ever.

However, Ballas later admitted that taking her seat on the judging panel alongside Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Motsi Mabuse that night had not been as easy as it looked.

Talking about her recovery on TV show Lorraine, she said showing up for work had been much more painful than she let on.

"I chose to take minimal painkillers because I wanted to be 'there' for the show," she explained.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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