Are Strictly Come Dancing's celebs 'jealous' of Ed Balls?


It's been claimed that some of Strictly Come Dancing's celebs are 'jealous' of Ed Balls.

Despite being regularly bottom of the scoreboard, Ed has yet to face the dance off this year.

And his surprise popularity supposedly hasn't pleased some of the dancers on this year's show, who aren't happy with Ed sailing through each week.

He's very much the X Factor's Honey G of Strictly this year...

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper this weekend: "There is jealousy."

The insider claimed that there was tension between Ed and his fellow celebs, explaining: "What makes it tricky is that he is not very good at reading people, so he will make a joke and be laughing away, and he doesn’t pick up that other people aren’t finding him hilarious."

Speaking last week, Ed claimed he was being 'excluded' by some of the show's cast after filming.

"You don’t finish until 11 o’clock at night, and luckily there’s a tent with a bar so you can finally chill out," he said on the radio.

Ed went on: "The difference is that 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. Really sadly, they’ve not invited me.

"There’s 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."

He added: "I wouldn’t mind doing it once. I’m going to talk to them. Stop excluding me!"

Ed and the rest of the remaining ten couples will take to the dancefloor once more when Strictly Come Dancing returns tonight, Saturday 29th October at 6.45pm.

And one more celebrity will leave in the latest results show on Sunday 30th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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