Strictly's Ed Balls declines X Factor Honey G's challenge to a dance off

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Strictly Come Dancing's Ed Balls has said no to a dance off against X Factor's Honey G.

It's after she threw down the gauntlet to Ed during Saturday's live X Factor show.

A 'war' between the rival contestants kicked off at the weekend when Ed declared he was at least getting better each week.

Ed told the Daily Star newspaper: “I’m definitely aware of Honey G. I’ve seen a couple of YouTube videos.

“I am not sure what to say! As Craig would say: ‘OMG!’ All I will say is that I think I am getting better.”

However Honey G hit back: “Haters are always gonna hate! I just want to go all the way to the final and win it.”

On The X Factor live show Saturday evening, Honey G challenged Ed to a dance off following her latest live performance.

It was movies week and Honey G had a big mash up planned to get her through to the Quarter Finals.

After her song, Honey G got a standing ovation from all four judges but was in the sing off on Sunday night.

As for Ed, his latest Strictly routine saw him descending from the ceiling on a flaming piano as the BBC series hit Blackpool for its traditional mid-series special.

He avoided the dance off and told ITV's Lorraine he wanted to keep it that way.

Speaking about Honey G's challenge, Ed said: "I’ve spent 20 weeks trying to avoid the dance-off – and so far I have...

"I’m afraid, my answer is that I’m trying to avoid dance-offs at the moment.”

Both Strictly and X Factor return to BBC One and ITV respectively this Saturday and Sunday night, with Ed and Honey G both still in the competitions.

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