Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Ed Balls 'takes swipe at Danny Mac' over past dance experience

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Ed Balls has seemingly taken a bit of a swipe at his Strictly Come Dancing rival Danny Mac.

The pair have become very unlikely front runners in this year's contest for very different reasons.

Danny has impressed every week with his routines, regularly topping the scoreboard and achieving a perfect 40 for his latest dance.

On the other hand, Ed has almost always been bottom of the judges' marks with "technically terrible" performances... but has so far avoided elimination.

The Sun newspaper reports that Ed has taken a swipe at Danny's past experience in the West End, quoting the politician as saying: “The show is not about great dancers becoming even greater. It’s about people who have never done it before having a go.

“I was surprised to get past the first week. But I’ve been trying really hard and trying to get through every week," he told the tabloid.

Following Sunday night's latest show, Ed is only 8/1 to win Strictly Come Dancing with bookmakers Ladbrokes.

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.

However Danny's grip on the top spot remains firm as his odds are trimmed into even money.

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 continues this Saturday and Sunday on BBC One.

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