‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Ed Balls Hoping For David Cameron’s Support As He Takes To The Dance Floor

Ed said that his wife, Labour MP Yvette Cooper, has been particularly encouraging, adding: “Yvette said you’ve got to do it, and generally everybody has been really positive. All I hope is that they vote for me.”

However, MPs don’t have a great track record when it comes to ‘Strictly’, with Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie both showcasing less-than-impressive footwork when they took part in previous series.

“I’m hoping to build upon their achievements,” he joked. “I’ve read the advice they’ve given me, and there is some good advice.

“It’s very, very hard work is the truth. It’s really intense but great fun,” he said of training for the show. “We had eight hours in the heat, and I’ve run the London Marathon and it was harder than that!”

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