Strictly recreated ‘Ed Balls day’ with Twitter announcement

Simply writing 'Ed Balls' really was the only way they could announce his involvement...

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Ed Balls was announced as the first Strictly Come Dancing contestant today and there was only one way for the official Strictly Twitter account to confirm it: by recreating that Ed Balls tweet. 

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You know the one? Back in 2011 when Ed Balls was a Twitter newbie, he was searching his own name but got in a Twitter muddle and ended up simply tweeting his own name ‘Ed Balls’. 

There’s a whole Ed Balls day – 28 April – when everyone tweets Ed Balls again. 

As such, here’s how the ex-MP had his entrance into the ballroom confirmed:

Getting into the swing of it (good news for a man about to take part in a dancing competition) he replied with a simple tweet of his own:

Ah the laughs. You never know, ‘glitterball’ might be soon.

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Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 later this year