Ed Balls reveals his secret weapon to WIN Strictly Come Dancing


Ed Balls has revealed his secret weapon to win Strictly Come Dancing is his wife.

The politician has shocked us all with his routines each week and he is now one of the final six.

As well as hours of training with pro dancer Katya Jones, Ed reveals he also rehearses every spare moment he can at home with his partner.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I do practise with her at home, of course.

"And I can tell you, she’s a much better dancer than me.”

And Ed reckons he's getting better with his moves after also losing significant weight over the past seven weeks.

He said: “With dancing it turns out you have to be light on your feet, which is proving to be a challenge. But I’m seeing how it goes. I am getting lighter.”

At the weekend, Ed's Jive placed him bottom of the judges' scores once more but it was Greg Rutherford who went home after facing Claudia Fragapane in the dance off.

Ed's odds of winning the show have now been cut to make him the third favourite to win.

The political heavyweight entered the ballroom as a 100/1 no-hoper with the bookies, but punters have fallen in love with him and following his jive in Blackpool his odds of lifting the Glitterball trophy have been cut again into just 8/1.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Ed winning Strictly would be the biggest upset since David beat Goliath.

"He might not be the best dancer, however, both viewers and punters have joined him on his journey and it's not out of the realms of possibility the underdog emerges victorious this year."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 is back next Saturday and Sunday night with the latest dances plus a new Cha Cha Challenge.

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