Ed Balls for Celebrity Big Brother?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 November 2016
Ed Balls

Ed Balls

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

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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