Ed Balls survives in Strictly Come Dancing despite receiving lowest score of the series with paso doble

Ed Balls with dance partner Katya Jones during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing. Guy Lev

Ed Balls with dance partner Katya Jones during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing. Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ed Balls survived the dance off yet again on Strictly Come Dancing despite receiving the lowest score of the series for his paso doble.

The former shadow chancellor and his partner Katya Jones scored just 16 points for their dance to 'Holding Out For A Hero'.

The routine started with the 49-year-old, who was dressed as a knight, rescuing Mrs Jones from a fire breathing dragon but the dance was full of mistakes.

Len Goodman told him: 'I don't know about holding out for a hero, I was holding out for a paso.'

And Craig Revel Horwood, who scored him just two points, complained: 'The shaping was terrible, it was stompy, there wasn't a hint of any matador in there, darling.'


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Mr Balls admitted: 'A few things went wrong.'

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty was the latest dancer to leave the show after losing out to Anastacia in the dance off.

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