SHIRLEY Ballas was rocked by a death threat in a letter while she was doing panto. The vile note featured a picture of Shirley, 60, digging her own grave.
It also said that all Britain hated her. But the tough Strictly judge said her hard upbringing, bullying as a child, and professional knocks helped her cope.
She said: “More recently, a death threat was delivered by hand to where I was appearing in pantomime. “This one showed a figure of me digging my own grave, with the message, ‘Do you realise how much you are hated? "The country hates you.