Ed Balls for Celebrity Big Brother?

Ed Balls is odds on favourite to take part in the next series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'

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Ed Balls

Ed Balls has been tipped to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The 49-year-old politician was only booted off 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Sunday (27.11.16) and is now odds on favourite at the bookmakers to join the Channel 5 show, which is due back on screens in January 2017.

According to The Sun newspaper, Coral have 10-1 on Ed appearing on the next series.

Meanwhile, the ballroom and Latin's show's judge Bruno Tonioli has said he'd love to see Ed star on the West End in a musical with controversial 'X Factor' rapper Honey G, who was also eliminated from the ITV show at the weekend.

The 61-year-old dance enthusiast thinks it would be like a scene from 1979 American war film 'Apocalypse Now'.

Talking about Honey G - whose real name is Anna Georgette Gilford - requesting a dance-off with Ed in his column for Best magazine, he joked: "How hilarious that Honey G challenged Ed to a dance-off.

"Is she the best singer on 'The X Factor? Absolutely not! But they're both great fun.

"Gosh, imagine if they starred in a West End show together, it'd be like the 'Apocalypse Now' - they'd cause a revolution."

Offering a dance battle, Honey G previously said: "I'd like to challenge Ed Balls to a dance off. Challenge me any day. He knows where I am!"

However, Ed was hesitant to accept the offer.

He later responded: "I've spent 10 weeks trying to avoid the dance-off - and so far I have.

"Look, the [Strictly] judges are pretty tough on me, so if I'm in a dance off then I'm out.

"I'm afraid, my answer is that I'm trying to avoid dance-offs at the moment."

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