Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Norwich City chairman Ed Balls survives another week as Lesley Joseph gets the boot

Ed Balls has survived another week on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA)

Ed Balls has survived another week on Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA) - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

The less-than-smooth operator has miraculously survived another Strictly Come Dancing elimination in the wake of his disasterous performance on last night's show.

Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke went up against Aljaz Skorjanec and Daisy Lowe in the dance-off (Pic

Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke went up against Aljaz Skorjanec and Daisy Lowe in the dance-off (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy/PA) - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

Strictly fans *might* have been expecting the dancing klutz to get the chop following his shaky American Smooth, which saw him almost drop his professional dance partner Katya Jones.

The pair were mid-way through their routine to Tony Christie's catchy track Is This The Way To Amarillo when Ed attempted an ambitious lift.

As the audience looked on in horror, the 49-year-old amateur eventually managed to claw back his balance, but it wasn't enough to impress the judges, who positioned him in last place on the leader board.

Bruno Tonioli said the dance was 'a ride that almost ended in disaster' while Craig Revel Horwood said the performance was 'the antithesis of smooth'.

Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke went up against Aljaz Skorjanec and Daisy Lowe in the dance-off (Pic

Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke went up against Aljaz Skorjanec and Daisy Lowe in the dance-off (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy/PA) - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

However, it was Birds Of A Feather star Lesley Joseph and her dance partner Anton du Beke who were pitted against Daisy Lowe and her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec in tonight's dance-off.

Desperate to make it through to next week, Lesley and Anton performed the Tango once more while model Daisy and Aljaz re-did their Charleston.

Sadly, it was Lesley who was sent packing.

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Strictly returns next week at 6.45pm on BBC One.

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