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To kind of love Ed Balls on Strictly

(32 Posts)
Egoanono Sat 15-Oct-16 19:15:31

He's thrown himself into it and has proved himself a real trooper. I find him quite compulsive viewing. Well done Ed.

Bruce02 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:16:54

I am not watching it because he is on it.

I take it he wasn't your MP?

I'm finding him really quiet likeable. Politicians on reality tv generally get in my nerves trying to be funny or controversial but I think he some across as a pretty normal, nice bloke.

nancy75 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:17:16

I am watching him now, I just don't understand how it's possible to be this bad

Egoanono Sat 15-Oct-16 19:21:14

His Charlston a few weeks ago was the best thing this series.

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Sat 15-Oct-16 19:22:25

YABU he's the back end of a pantomime horse.

nancy75 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:23:05

I don't usually watch strictly, he does seem ok but I hated him when he was an mp. Maybe unexpectedly losing his seat has made him a nicer person

OatcakeCravings Sat 15-Oct-16 19:23:32

YABU, he's bad

Egoanono Sat 15-Oct-16 19:25:49

Although I think it's mainly that I love the Charlston. Just watching Naga's dance. Such fun!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 15-Oct-16 19:28:15

oh dearie dearie me...I am about ten minutes behind

he is like some unholy alliance between Shrek and Charming...I cannot take my eyes off him!

he tries soooooo hard though.

Oldbutstillgotit Sat 15-Oct-16 19:30:26

I have had a dreadful day but he made me smile for the first time .

dingit Sat 15-Oct-16 19:31:08


Me and Dd liked him grin

Peanutbutterfingers Sat 15-Oct-16 19:32:20

I'm with you, I love him, have you seen the Facebook video where he's talking spray tans? He's actually funny and trying really hard to do something new. Unlike Danny 'Ringer' Mac

TrishanFlips Sat 15-Oct-16 19:33:19

I like him too because he is trying so hard. Hope he stays for a bit longer.

Lilaclily Sat 15-Oct-16 19:34:34

Can't be bothered to wade through other scd thread to find out but did they mention will young at the start of the show?

usual Sat 15-Oct-16 19:36:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LuluJakey1 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:39:00

Never been much of an Ed Balls fan but I have liked hm on SCD. He isn't scared to have a go and has appeared much less pugnacious.

Why do the judges and the awful Tess drool over Louise Redknapp? Tonight she wasn't good- hands were all over, it was the female equivalent of 'dad-dancing' but they just cosy up to her and flatter her.

Like Claudia but just can't bear Tess- the over-emphasised northerness and grating voice and unfunny comments. The BBC really could do better.

OrangeSquashTallGlass Sat 15-Oct-16 19:39:43

YABU. He's a dick.

Lilaclily Sat 15-Oct-16 19:40:11

I agree lulu , and I didn't like the song she was dancing to , the whole thing was dull

LuluJakey1 Sat 15-Oct-16 19:43:41

Oti is the best of the female professionals this year I think. She and Danny Mac (whoever he is) were great tonight and she looked amazing in the silver lace dress.

WinterIsHereJon Sat 15-Oct-16 19:47:57

He's a terrible dancer but you can't help but enjoy it. I just love strictly though!

dementedma Sat 15-Oct-16 19:52:25

He was awful tonight but he's a real trier!!

cardibach Sat 15-Oct-16 20:27:52

He's really bad, and I disagree with the PP who says he seems normal. He's embarrassingly awful in the interview bits too. Should have gone by now. 'Trying hard' is not a reason to keep him in.

FucksSakeSusan Sat 15-Oct-16 21:15:53

I'm pretty sure we're all watching a man having some sort of mid life crisis/breakdown.

IncidentalAnarchist Sat 15-Oct-16 21:17:28

Highlight of my weekend

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