Ed Balls 'has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016'

Ed Balls

Former MP Ed Balls has reportedly signed up to appear on the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line up.

The 48-year-old Labour politician lost his seat in Morley and Outwood during last May’s general election, losing the vote by just 400 votes.

Now he's set to sign up to Strictly, becoming the first male politician to do so, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.

A source said: “Ed has got some moves. Seriously. He might do rather well.”

However speaking about similar rumours last year, Ed commented: “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.”

As well as interest from Strictly, Ed has also been offered a spot on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph last summer, Ed revealed how bosses from I’m A Celeb had called him up with an offer to appear in the jungle in the autumn autumn, which he turned down.

He explained: “I wrote back [to ITV] to say that I'd already subjected myself to one high-profile public vote this year, and I wasn't really sure that I wanted a second one.

"At least having to eat bugs and crickets wasn't part of the election process. I'm not tough enough for that."

Strictly Come Dancing will begin on BBC One next month.

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