Senior Tory MPs Rush To Put Political History Behind Them And Back Ed Balls As Strictly Winner

The former Tory cabinet minister, who also took to the Strictly dancefloor after leaving politics, praised Balls,. 

Widdecombe said Balls’ waltz (his week one performance) had been much better than her own when she appeared on the programme in 2010. “But at least I looked as if I was enjoying it,” she joked to the Guardian.

But she also had a healthy dose of constructive criticism to offer, telling the newspaper: 

“Last week he was so stiff and he didn’t really smile. You have got to look as if you are enjoying it, and then the public thinks, oh good, let’s have him back next time. He really does need to put heart and soul into looking happy next time.”

Balls appreciated the advice, tweeting:

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