It all started when Lord Sugar accused Ed Balls of being a “fat canary”.
Not one to take a challenge lying down, the Strictly Come Dancing star threw down his glove and, in an interview with RadioTimes.com, declared: “If Alan Sugar would like to go head-to-head doing the Samba, I’m up.”
Since then, Balls has been on a mission to get his harshest critic into some lyrca and on to the dance floor – and he has finally succeeded. Well, sort of.
After Lord Sugar hinted that Strictly could be rigged to keep the former Shadow Chancellor in the competition, Balls yet again issued his challenge.
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