Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls To Take To The Dancefloor

Ed Balls has reportedly signed up for Strictly Come Dancing, making him the first male politician to take to the BBC dancefloor for the main show (aside from Sir Vince Cable, who once appeared in a Christmas special).

The former Labour shadow chancellor would follow in the political paso doble steps of Edwina Currie and Ann Widdecombe.

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If the rumours are true, he could be joining an eclectic line-up of stars on the infamous dancefloor, with Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Louise Redknapp, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Lesley Joseph and Daisy Lowe amongst those who have been linked to the programme.

Speaking about Ed’s chances of winning the glitterball trophy, a source told The Mirror: “Ed has got some moves. Seriously. He might do rather well.”

The politician’s appearance would coincide with the release of his memoirs, ‘Speaking Out - Lessons in Life and Politics’.

Ed previously admitted he wasn’t sure about doing the show, saying: “Three marathons means I’m fit, but am I really fit enough for Strictly?

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“When you look at it, the people who succeed on Strictly tend to be half my age and to have played international sport or been at stage school and on the stage.

“I’m not quite sure if I’m quite equipped for Strictly.”

Watch this space.

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