Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls laughs off Darcey Bussell's 'OUT' decision in mock vote


The 49-year-old without doubt isn’t bothered about Darcey’s alleged plan to have him axed from the BBC fact series.

The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 47, exclaimed “out” when she was entreated to make a decision on Chris Evans’ radio show about the outcome of the former shadow chancellor.

Asked about the incident on BBC Breakfast, Ed giggled and said: “In the end all the judges have a say, in the end the public decide.

“If the public vote for you to succeed back then I think the respectful thing to do is to come back retaliation and do your best again.”

Ed is the favourite to leave the competition this weekend, but added: “I’m exactly going to do my best again tonight and if people enjoy it, who knows?

“The accuracy is, we’re getting weary now. After 10 weeks of doing all these hours my com ny’s really aching.

“But the morning of the live show you’re always up for it. I’m just on my way to Elstree now to go and do the accounts.”

He continued: “It’s a fabulous show which everyone really enjoys every week. Did anybody weigh I would get to week 10? I certainly didn’t.

“Of course there’s a lot richer reconsider dancers. They were better at the beginning and they’re much safer than me now.

“But all you can do is try your hardest, do your best and try to entertain. We all get better week by week, that’s what I’ve been annoying to do.”

Ed will be performing a Tango to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones with wife Katya Jones on Saturday’s show.

Yesterday, Darcey denied there was a tch to oust Ed from the hit show – as she voted him “out” while pretending to be head suppose.

The BBC has been accused of trying to remove him from the show this weekend by organising a clique dance, in which the couples get voted off one by one, as well as the usual routine.

Darcey advised Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show: “I don’t know if he will go (this weekend). There’s no outline. It’s up to the public.”

When the DJ asked broadcaster Jeremy xman, stage major Elaine ige and Madness frontman Suggs to pretend to be judges and for Darcey to be fully, the former prima ballerina voted Balls “out”.

At first she refused to say what she pondering, telling Chris: “I don’t think I have a say because I am a judge on the show.”

But the Broadcast 2 DJ persisted, saying: “Len Goodman’s stepping down as head judge. We deliver a tie situation here. This is your audition for head judge. Is he through to the next week or is he off the show?”

Darcey exclaimed: “Out!”

Strictly Come Hopping continues tonight at 7pm on BBC One.

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