Norwich City chairman Ed Balls has reportedly signed up to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2016 alongside the likes of Will Young and Louise Redknapp who are also believed to be joining the show.
Former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls stated in an interview with the BBC in 2015 that he didn’t feel “equipped for Strictly”, however time seems to have changed his mind, as he will reportedly be putting on his dancing shoes this year and taking to television to perform in the hit ballroom show.
The ex-MP is set to become the first male politician to ever take part in the programme, following in the footsteps of former conservative MPs Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie.
The 49-year-old is no novice when it comes to the limelight, having previously taken part in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, where he was a firm favourite with viewers but sadly lost out to Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh whose Kilimanjaro cake stole the show, and last year revealed that he had also been offered a chance to appear on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here after the election in May.
As for his dancing skills, the father-of-three proved he can move back in 2014 when he was caught on camera doing a rendition of Psy’s Gangnam Style at a Labour Party conference in Manchester.