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Ed Balls’ Wife Yvette Cooper Reveals The One Downside To His ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Stint

It's a small price to pay, if you ask us.

25/11/2016 11:36 | Updated 25 November 2016

Ed Balls’ wife Yvette Cooper has opened up about what life has been like since her husband’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ stint began, revealing the one disadvantage to his success on the show.

The former politician has been a huge hit with fans and, so far, is yet to land in the bottom two, despite not always getting rave reviews from the judges.

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Ed Balls

Now, Yvette has revealed how Ed’s commitment to the show has affected their home life, during an interview on ‘Good Morning Britain’.

Speaking on Friday (25 November) morning, she said: “Early on he was doing a lot of practising in the kitchen.

“But the trouble is now that the dances have got wilder and wilder he just bumps into the kitchen cooker so it doesn’t work.”

It’s a small price to pay, if you ask us.

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Yvette was speaking to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway 

There are just six couples left on the show, and Yvette also revealed that she’s the reason for his decision to sign up. 

“In an interview last year I was asked what Ed would do next and I made a joke that he would do ‘Strictly’,” she said. “I would love to do that kind of dancing then suddenly the papers made quite a big fuss about it.”

While Danny Mac’s perfect score of 40 hit headlines last week, it was Ed’s ‘Gangnam Style’ routine that will go down in reality TV history.

On Saturday (26 November), Ed and his partner Katya Jones will be strutting their stuff to ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones,.

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