Standing ovation for Strictly Come Dancing underdog Ed Balls
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls' energetic Charleston earned a standing ovation from the Strictly Come Dancing studio audience - as well as praise from across the political spectrum.
The ex-Labour MP, who lost his seat at last year's general election, was bottom of the BBC show's leaderboard heading into week two, but his barnstorming dance to The Banjo's Back In Town was heralded as a "comeback that Tony Blair would be proud of" by judge Bruno Tonioli.
One surprise fan was Balls' former opposite number George Osborne, who tweeted: "Come on @edballs!"
Meanwhile, Labour... read more
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