Greg defended the former politician on a BBC show
In the weird world of 2016, it seems anything is possible and it looks like that could include Ed Balls as the winner of Strictly Come Dancing. The former Labour shadow chancellor has been storming through the weeks of the BBC One reality show and his former rival, Greg Rutherford, has come out in defence of the controversial dancer.
Ed & Katya seen at the Pride Of Britain Awards
Olympic athlete Greg was the celebrity that bit the dust last weekend (Sat, November 19) but it seems he bears no ill will against Balls, 49 - who has previously wowed audiences at home with a salsa to Psy's Gangham Style.
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Viewers thought Greg Rutherford and Danny Mac danced better during the first performance show
Strictly Come Dancing has got off to a sparkly start - drawing one million more viewers than its ITV rival The X Factor and showing the public just how funny Ed Balls looks when he tries to waltz. However, just one week in and the bosses have already had to deny claims of a fix in regard to its current leader board topper: model Daisy Lowe.
Daisy Lowe might be a judges' favourite but hasn't won around many fans
At the weekend, all 15 celebrities took to the dance floor to strut their stuff with their professional partners and Daisy and Aljaz Skorjanec scored an impressive first week total of 39 with head judge Len Goodman stating: "I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dance like that from week one, ever."
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Rutherford was announced along with actresses Tameka Empson and Lesley Joseph, plus ITV's Judge Robert Rinder, as the final contestants for 2016's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The full line-up for this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ has been confirmed, with four celebrity names being announced this week to complete the list of 15 competitors, including former Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford.
The other names to be revealed on Monday (August 22nd) included former ‘Birds of a Feather’ actress Lesley Joseph, ex-‘EastEnders’ star Tameka Empson and ITV’s Judge Robert Rinder.
29 year old Rutherford, who recently took bronze in the long jump at the Rio Olympics less than a week ago having won gold in London four years ago, will be keeping himself busy in the coming months by trying to impress the judges with the salsa, rhumba and foxtrot.