Strictly's surprise hero Ed Balls helps show to peak viewing figures


More than 10m viewers expected to watch former Labour MP dance paso doble to Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out for a Hero

More than 10m viewers are expected to watch Ed Balls put on a black cape and dance a paso doble to Bonnie Tyler’s Holding out for a Hero on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.

Balls, still fresh from the fight as former Labour MP and shadow chancellor, has emerged as something of a surprise hero for this year’s Strictly.

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