Strictly Come Dancing’s Ed Balls heading for Celebrity Big Brother?

by Nick Barnes

A lot of people could have said a lot of things about Ed Balls after he left politics, but it seems as though he’s won over quite a few people during his stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

The former politician was voted off the current series of Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend, but he made it a whole 10 weeks into the competition, which is pretty impressive. It goes without saying that Ed was never one of the best dancers in the competition, but the public fell in love with him as he entertained viewers each and every weekend.

Now, he is odds on favourite to make an appearance in the Celebrity Big Brother house, but would Ed want to turn into a bit of a reality star? Yesterday we reported that Ed said he loved showing off his “camp” side on Strictly Come Dancing, but he added that he would “never say never” to a return to politics. If he becomes a bit of a reality TV star, maybe he could kiss goodbye to that potential return to politics…

Ed Balls - Strictly Come Dancing 2016


Coral is now offering bets on the former MP to take part in the series with odds of 10-1. Furthermore, he also has odds of 33-1 to appear on the next series of The Jump.

Meanwhile, it seems William Hill may be being a little more realistic with their odds as they’ve slashed their odds of Ed appearing in Panto this Christmas to 5-1. We mean, we think Ed appearing in Panto is probably a whole more likely than Celebrity Big Brother.


Would you like to see Ed appear on another Reality TV show such as Celebrity Big Brother or The Jump? Let us know in the comments, below…

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes