Ed Balls wants David Cameron for Strictly Come Dancing

Ed Balls thinks former Conservative MP David Cameron should follow in his footsteps and go on 'Strictly Come Dancing' next year

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Ed Balls

Ed Balls wants David Cameron to go on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 49-year-old politician is currently taking part in the ballroom and latin show and thinks the former Prime Minister and Conservative MP should give it a go next year.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm trying to recommend doing Strictly to David, but only if he can laugh at himself. I do think it would be great for him."

Meanwhile, Ed - who will jive with his partner Katya Jones in Blackpool on Saturday evening (19.11.16) - previously revealed he has been put on a booze ban.

He shared: "My days of two hours' sleep in Blackpool are long gone. Katya would absolutely not approve, she thinks we should be calling it an early night at 11 o'clock and she thinks Ovaltine [a malted drink] is a better nightcap than anything else. So unfortunately I'm going to be in a strict regime in Blackpool. I'm on the Katya curfew this time, it's probably the only way I'm going to survive this jive.

"I've been to Blackpool a lot because every other year Labour had our party conference there. I've got loads of stories about my time in Blackpool but they're not printable. I remember being in the Metropole Hotel knowing it was time to finally go to bed when the camera crews were setting up BBC Breakfast News at five in the morning. We'd go catch a couple hours of sleep before coming back down again with Gordon Brown when he was going on air."

Ed is looking forward to doing his jive during the show but admits the fast speed required for the dance is "very tough" for him.

He explained: "It's a jive so it's very fast and, according to Katya, it's very tough. The piano coming down was a surprise to me but I've come to terms with it.

"It's a very dance intensive but there's also a bit of Elvis thrown in and The Housemartins in the dance, which Katya didn't get because she wasn't even born then.

"She asked me to show her my moves and she incorporated them into the dance. It's a move I did as a 20-year-old student."

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