Ed Balls will attempt THAT lift on the Strictly Come Dancing tour


The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 live tour kicks off this week and Ed Balls has a very special lift planned.

Ed and pro partner Katya Jones will be attempting a lift in one of their routines which went "horrifically" wrong during the live shows last year.


It looked like Ed was close to dropping Katya when the pair were dancing a Foxtrot American Smooth to '(Is This The Way To) Amarillo' by Tony Christie.

And they'll recreate the routine - and lift - for the live tour this month.

Talking about performing that lift once again each night, Ed quipped: "Katya’s brilliant and brave."

Six celebs will be on the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 tour alongside the pair: Louise Redknapp and Kevin Clifton, Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse, Ore Oduba and Karen Clifton, Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Skorjanec and Lesley Joseph and Gorka Marquez.


The live arena shows begin this Friday in Birmingham and Ed is super excited.

"The reality is that if you’re Sir Paul McCartney or Bruce Springsteen, you probably get a bit complacent about playing packed arenas. But if you’re me, you never do this," he said.

Speaking tot he Express And Star, Ed continued: “I don’t really know what it will be like but I’m looking forward to it. On Strictly, the audience is a TV screen away.

"But this time, there’s no barrier. The audience is right there.”

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Strictly Come Dancing will be back on TV for its new series later this year.