Norwich City chairman Ed Balls to reprise Gangnam Style dance routine for Red Nose Day

Ed Balls and Katya Jones during a photocall for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. Pictu

Ed Balls and Katya Jones during a photocall for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. Picture Joe Giddens/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls will reprise his Gangnam Style dance routine from Strictly Come Dancing for one last time on Red Nose Day.

The former shadow chancellor, who won a whole new legion of fans when he took part in the star-studded BBC programme, made headlines with his uniquely energetic performance to the international Psy hit last year.

Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine, Balls said: 'I am going down to The O2 as we are going to film the opening dance song number for Comic Relief on Friday night, so I am going to be with all these celebrities and stars and comedians and think I'll be giving them a bit of Gangnam Style.

'They asked for my blue suit to be dry cleaned so I am thinking maybe a bit of Gangnam is coming!'

Balls, 50, will form a part of the BBC's live telethon for Comic Relief, and will feature in the theatrical all-singing, all-dancing show launch along with the likes of Russell Brand, Sir Lenny Henry, Warwick Davis and Greg Davies, among many others.


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Balls's Gangnam Style stint with his dance partner Katya Jones was highly praised by fans, and even by BBC director-general Lord Hall, who later described it as 'something of a national moment'.

The ex-Labour MP and Jones scored 25 points for their pelvic-thrusting salsa to the catchy song in the eighth week of the series, two weeks before they were eliminated.

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