Strictly Come Dancing's Ed Balls claims other celebrities are 'excluding' him

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Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ed Balls has suggested the other celebs are 'excluding' him.

The former MP has revealed how he feels a little lonely backstage on the BBC One series.

He says that while his fellow 'older' contestants head home to bed after Saturday night's show, the young'uns enjoy a night on the town.

But they never invite poor Ed 🙁

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He revealed on BBC Radio 1 yesterday: "You don't finish [filming] until 11 o'clock at night, and luckily there's a tent with a bar so you can finally chill out.

"The difference is that the contestants my age then go home and go to bed, and the young celebrities go down to Camden or Central London and I think go through to the morning."

Ed told host Nick Grimshaw: "Really sadly, they've not invited me. I don't know what it is.

"I mean, there's like this awkward moment about midnight and people sort of slip out and I sort of stand there and nobody really says goodbye because they all want to leave without people noticing. It's really tragic."

Supposedly they do "keep promising" to bring Ed along with them but haven't yet "sealed the deal".

"Maybe tomorrow night's the night?" he continued "I wouldn't mind doing it once. I'm going to talk to them. Stop excluding me!"

Meanwhile, Ed played a game of Snog, Marry, Avoid with Strictly Come Dancing judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell.

And Ed made a shock revelation: "I would definitely snog Craig, because I have before and it was good. We were actually at a TeachFirst awards... and he kissed me. I'm not sure how it happened."

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He went on: "Obviously I'd marry Len because he's such a solid dependable wise guy. I could go off clubbing with Daisy Lowe and come back in the morning and Len would be still asleep and say, 'Have you made the tea?' and then he wouldn't even know you'd been out.

"But I can't avoid Bruno! Even if you tried, he'd still be there."

Strictly Come Dancing is back live tonight on BBC One from 6:35PM.

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