Will Strictly Come Dancing's Cha Cha Challenge see Ed Balls OUT this week?

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Could the Cha Cha Challenge see the end to Ed Balls' time on Strictly Come Dancing 2016?

This weekend sees another of Strictly's special performances as the top six couples take on the show's first Cha Cha Challenge.

All six celebrities and their pros will dance a Cha Cha at the same time in the Cha Cha Challenge, which is brand new for 2016 and is where everyone will be hoping to impress the judges for valuable extra points.

The couples will dance the Cha Cha Cha together before being eliminated one by one by the judges. First to go will win 1 point, second to leave the dancefloor will get 2 points and so on. These marks will be added to the celebrities' scores from their main routines.

A spokesperson for Strictly explained: "This Saturday, all couples will do two dances – their own routine as well as the Cha Cha challenge – to determine their place on the leader-board.

“All the couples have done a Cha Cha in the competition so they are already familiar with the technique. As per the rules each week, the leader-board accounts for only half of the final result with the public vote making up the remaining half.”

Insiders reckon the double dance will mean the end of Ed.

“The challenge is almost definitely set to place Ed bottom of the judge’s leaderboard," an insider told The Sun newspaper. “He’s the worst dancer on paper and even if he nails his rehearsed dance, he’s set to be voted off by judges.”

Of course, stranger things have happened this year...

The remaining six couples will return to the dancefloor on Saturday 26th November at 7pm with the results show on Sunday 27th November at 7.20pm on BBC One.

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