Ed Balls through to next round of Strictly Come Dancing after scoring his highest place on judges’ leader board

Ed Balls MP and Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Ed Balls MP and Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ed Balls has scored his highest place on the judges' leader board so far with an electrifying performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Ed Balls MP and Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Ed Balls MP and Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The ex-Labour MP dressed as a mad scientist for the Halloween-themed special, and danced to Hansel Martinez's version of Love Potion No. 9.

His routine, which was packed with crotch-grabs and pelvic thrusts, was described by head judge Len Goodman as his 'best dance yet'.

While Mr Balls made it through to the next round on Sunday night, singer Anastacia became the sixth celebrity to vanish from the dance floor.

She and partner Brendan Cole faced model Daisy Lowe and Aljaz Skorjanec in the dance-off, performing their Fright Night routines for a second time.


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After watching Anastacia and Cole's bat-themed jive to Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell and Lowe and Skorjanec resurrect the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition with their paso doble to Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood by Santa Esmeralda, the judges' decisions were unanimous.

But Anastacia stayed positive in the face of disappointment and thanked the show for helping her nurture her feminine side.

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