Did Ed Balls just give Strictly Come Dancing's worst EVER performance?


Ed Balls was again a stand out on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 this week.

However it definitely wasn't for the right reasons.

Ed and his pro partner Katya Jones danced (sort of) the Paso Doble to 'Holding Out For a Hero' by Bonnie Tyler this evening.

It's fair to say there were quite a few mistakes and some free styling from Ed during the routine from the ballroom live tonight.

And the judges certainly had a lot to say about it.

Bruno Tonioli said: "That's not a paso, you're a demented traffic warden... but for some reason I liked it... you're not going to get a good score though."

Craig Revel Horwood remarked: "You were like something out of an episode out of Some Mother's Do 'Av 'Em. You made Frank Spencer look butch."

He concluded: "Dreadful, really dreadful.... mistake after mistake."

Darcey Bussell tried to look on the positive side: "There was plenty of performance in there... just not the right performance. It is a shame you made that balls up."

When it came to the marks, Craig awarded just a 2, Darcey and Len Goodman gave a 5 while Bruno awarded a 4 for a total of 16.

It was Ed's lowest marks and in fact the lowest mark of the series to date.

But chatting to Claudia Winkleman, Ed admitted: "It's fair."

Strictly Come Dancing continues Sunday night at 7:15PM on BBC One tonight.

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