Can Ed Balls make the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 final?

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The odds of Ed Balls reaching the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 final have been slashed.

It was Strictly's annual Halloween special themed night on Saturday which meant epic costumes, brilliant make up and spooky routines.

But what got most people talking was Ed Balls' spookily good Cha Cha.

Well, good for Ed, of course.

The judges raved about the routine with Bruno Tonioli reacting: "Toxic! Addictive! Horribly fabulous! You went for those hip trusts like a jackhammer! I have to say it was a triumph!"

Len Goodman added: "It wasn't super and it wasn't all that natural but it was so much fun. Lots and lots of Cha Cha content. You kept right on time, your best dance!"

And Darcey Bussell concluded: "I'm so pleased you are still here. I might be mad but I absolutely love that. You were on time, the attitude, the confidence, you delivered quite a lot of cha cha, actually."

The pair left with a total of 26 marks, their best to date and enough to boost them off from bottom of the scoreboard.

On Sunday and Ed avoided the dance off once more having so far yet to be in the bottom two.

Now bookies Ladbrokes have cut the odds of Ed WINNING Strictly in half.

A spokesperson for the bookmakers said: "We’re running scared of Ed thanks to his Halloween dance. Punters can’t stop backing him.

"His odds are falling as quick as he’s moving on the dance floor and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him waltz into the final.

"We are going to have to start taking him seriously soon. If he wins we’ll be facing the biggest-ever Strictly payout in winnings to punters who had the faith at the start."

Strictly Come Dancing returns this Saturday and Sunday night as Ed dances the Quickstep.

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