'I won't quit!': Ed Balls vows to 'respect' Strictly voters and dance on... as he recreates his Gangnam Style routine with Lorraine Kelly
With the Strictly final fast approaching, some viewers feel Ed Balls' continued presence on the dancefloor is undermining the show's credibility.
But the politician, 49, is adamant he won't 'do a John Sergeant' and be forced off the dancefloor, during an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Tuesday.
Ed said: 'I think I've got to be respectful to people voting for me. I'm trying really hard and trying to get better every week.
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Giving it his all: Ed Balls,49, is adamant he won't 'do a John Sergeant' and be forced off the show, during an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Tuesday
'I'd love to get a seven from Craig or an eight from Len.'
Viewers hoping to see Ed take up X Factor novelty rapper Honey G's dance off challenge will be left disappointed, after the fan favourite declined.
He said: 'I've spent 10 weeks trying to avoid the dance off, and so far I have. I'm afraid I'm trying to avoid dance offs at the moment.'
Off air, Ed recreated his famous Gangnam Style dance which got everyone talking, with Lorraine.
He's got the moves: Off air, Ed recreated his famous Gangnam Style dance which got everyone talking, with Lorraine
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Dressed in a grey suit, he was light on his toes as he raised his arm up and wiggled his hips, much to Lorraine's amusement.
The star might not have received too many high marks from the Strictly judges but he has a big fan in Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson.
The MP recorded a special message joking his friend had more points than the Labour opinion polls, and gave him a 10.
Work it! Dressed in a grey suit, Ed was light on his toes as he did his thing
Thanks, but no thanks: Viewers hoping to see Ed take up X Factor novelty rapper Honey G's dance off challenge will be left disappointed, after the fan favourite declined
When his Strictly adventure finally comes to an end, Ed revealed he would learn some routines with wife Yvette so they can dance together at any weddings or Bar Mitzvahs they're invited to next year.
He might split opinion, but Ed has one fan in the favourite for the glitterball trophy Danny Mac.
Appearing on Monday's This Morning, Danny said: 'That guy's fantastic,' said Danny. 'You're not going to turn off because Ed Balls is dancing.
'It's a show where the audience vote. I've never once felt safe in that elimination show.
'There's more to the show than being the best dancer. He's going out there getting his steps right, dancing in time and entertaining people. He puts in the effort. He's not there as a joke, he 's there because he's putting in the effort.'
Support: The star might not have received too many high marks from the Strictly judges but he has a big fan in Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson
Caught the dancing bug: When his Strictly adventure finally comes to an end, Ed revealed he would learn some routines with wife Yvette
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