Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results: Ed Balls vows he will NOT quit


Ed Balls has vowed NEVER to quit Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Ahead of tonight's latest results show, Ed has told viewers he won't be 'doing a John Sergeant'.

The journalist famously quit the show back in 2008 after making it through to week ten despite woeful scores.

"There is now a real danger that I might win the competition. Even for me that would be a joke too far," the broadcaster said at the time.

But politician Ed says he doesn't plan to follow suit if he's kept in by the public again.

"I’m never going to be the best dancer, so I predict I won’t get to the final," Ed declared this weekend.

He told the Sunday People newspaper: "People pay money to phone up and vote for Katya and I. For me to override that and say, ‘I know better, I’m leaving,’ would be disrespectful.

"I won’t do a John Sergeant. The show has moved on. It’s been ten years since John, and I think people expect more."

Ed went on to take a swipe at "pantomime acts" on the show and insisted he was taking the competition seriously.

“I don’t compare myself to him or Ann Widdecombe. I’m definitely not a pantomime act. We’re not trying to mock the dancing, we’re working hard and taking risks, and the public can see that,” he explained.

The former MP went on: "I hope we get as far as Blackpool. But there will come a point when the public think, ‘We’ve enjoyed you, you’ve tried hard, but now it’s about the best dancer.’

"I know that I’m the worst, or one of the worst. We are always at the bottom of the leaderboard."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 results air tonight at 7:15PM on BBC One.

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