Paso doble next dance for Norwich City Chairman Ed Balls on Strictly Come Dancing

Ed Balls with his dance partner Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictl

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

Norwich City chairman Ed Balls will need to be strong, fast and fresh from the fight to survive another week on Strictly Come Dancing as he wrestles with the paso doble to Footloose anthem 'Holding Out For A Hero'.

Ed Balls with his dance partner Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictl

Ed Balls with his dance partner Katya Jones during Saturday's live edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. Picture:Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The former shadow chancellor and his partner Katya Jones have failed to score more than 24 points from the judges during the first three weeks of competition but are yet to face the dreaded dance-off thanks to a wave of public support.

Their paso doble to Bonnie Tyler's 1984 track, which asks 'where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods?', on Saturday night will follow last week's samba to 'Cuban Pete' in which Balls donned a green mask and yellow suit to the delight of viewers.

Speaking about the dance on Strictly - It Takes Two Ed said: 'Katya is imprisoned and I have to decide at the beginning of the dance do I free her from the dragon and if so then do we dance the paso doble? So it is all in the balance at the moment.

'The cape work is quite hard and I have never ever done it in my life but Katya has been doing cape work for 20 years. She said there is a few things you have to do in terms of how you turn your wrist and how you get the momentum. If you get it moving it is actually beautiful and fingers crossed my cape work will be okay.'


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Fellow crowd favourite Judge Rinder and his partner Oksana Platero will dance the Viennese waltz to 'Boom Bang A Bang' by Lulu whilst Olympic champion Greg Rutherford will salsa to Olly Murs' 'Wrapped Up'.

Meanwhile bookies' favourite and actor Danny Mac will perform a quickstep to Fred Astaire's 'I Won't Dance' and Louise Redknapp will foxtrot to Amy Winehouse's 'Tears Dry On Their Own'.

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The programme's oldest competitor, 70-year-old Lesley Joseph, will perform the Charleston to 'Won't You Charleston With Me' by The Boy Friend

However Will Young's planned Viennese waltz to Christina Aguilera's 'Say Something' was binned after the Pop Idol winner pulled out of the series.

Songs from Barbra Streisand, George Michael and Bruno Mars will also feature on Saturday night's show.

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