Ed Balls won’t rule out an appearance on Strictly

Ed Balls won't rule out an appearance on Strictly
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Former Labour MP Ed Balls has appeared on BBC news today in his first interview since he was ousted from his seat by the Tories. While he discussed Ed Miliband and the economy with Nick Robinson, conversation quickly turned to the question on everyone's lips: Will he appear on Strictly Come Dancing?

'Well I've run three marathons which means I'm fit, but am I really fit enough,' Balls, who is currently unemployed, told Robinson. 'The people who succeed on Strictly tend to be half my age and professional sportsman or have attended stage school so I'm not sure if I'm well enough equipped.'

If rumours are true that his fellow ex-MP Vince Cable is being chased to appear on the show, Ed will at least be over two decades younger than one contestant.

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