The dancer admitted before yesterday's live show that, after 10 weeks, his body was "really aching" after daily training sessions and rehearsals.
But Ed has vowed not to let his fans down if they keep him in the competition.
"The truth is, we're getting weary now. After 10 weeks of doing all these hours my body's really aching," Ed confessed. "But the morning of the live show you're always up for it.
"I'm just on my way to Elstree now to go and do the rehearsals."
Speaking to BBC's Breakfast show, Ed continued: "Of course there's a lot better dancers. They were better at the beginning and they're much better than me now.
"But all you can do is try your hardest, do your best and try to entertain. We all get better week by week, that's what I've been trying to do."
And if viewers want Ed to stay, he's more than happy to oblige: "I thought from the outset, although I was a novice, if I try really hard and try to get better, in the end the public should decide these things."
However the odds are stacked against him.
Having come last in the leaderboard again on Saturday and with just six couples left, Ed could find himself in the dance off even if he comes second in the public vote.
The two dancers in the dance off will be revealed on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 tonight in the latest results show at 7:20PM on BBC One.