Oh Balls! Ed’s been voted off Strictly Come Dancing in week 10 and a rather large proportion of the viewing public are absolutely devastated.
The former Shadow Chancellor’s Zoolander style tango landed him in the bottom two with Judge Rinder, and when the Radio Times Strictly columnists faced each other the judges voted unanimously to save the man of the law.
Twitter was gutted, protesting the result of the public vote before the pair could even take to the floor for their showdown.
— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) November 27, 2016
For many, Ed’s departure was just too much.
WE CAN'T HAVE ONE NICE THING IN 2016 CAN WE? #Strictly
— Jamie (@jtlovell1979) November 27, 2016
Ed Balls leaving #Strictly really tops off 2016. ????
— Dave Jones ????????????????????????????????️???? (@WelshGasDoc) November 27, 2016
There were last minute challenges…
— Adam Evans (@A_B_Evans) November 27, 2016
VERY angry feelings towards the judges…
— Alice Jones (@alicevjones) November 27, 2016
And there was one question everyone wanted an answer to.
Does edxit mean edxit? #Strictly
— Ayesha Hazarika (@ayeshahazarika) November 27, 2016
But above all else, there was an outpouring of love for the former Labour MP turned Strictly sensation.
— Kay Emery (@kay_emery656) November 27, 2016
— Kevin Brennan MP (@KevinBrennanMP) November 27, 2016
Ed Balls brought a smile to our faces every Saturday night in an otherwise grim year. Thank you! #Strictly
— Kevin O'Donnell (@kevwodonnell) November 27, 2016
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) November 27, 2016
Now for God's sake find Ed Balls a seat. #Strictly
— Janice Turner (@VictoriaPeckham) November 27, 2016
Oh Ed, we hardly knew ye.
GOODNIGHT YOU PEOPLE'S PRINCE OF BAD DANCING #Strictly
— Gee Aitch Cee (@Scriblit) November 27, 2016
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