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Ruth Davidson Wants To Go On Strictly Come Dancing, Is Jealous Of Ed Balls

She said she was 'forever Balls'.

05/10/2016 11:56 | Updated 05 October 2016

Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson has urged the BBC to let her compete on Strictly Come Dancing next year.

The Press Association reported that Davidson was jealous of former shadow chancellor Ed Balls’ efforts in the dance competition this year and declared: “I want a bit of that action.”

At the weekend, Balls was praised for his second dance, a Charleston which earned him a standing ovation from the Strictly audience.

Let’s just take a moment to relive that performance...

Davidson told Sky News: “I have to say I have been totally team Balls on Strictly Come Balls... Strictly Come Dancing.

“I think he’s doing a tremendous job and I’m just jealous.

“So if anybody from the BBC is watching, sign me up for next year, because he’s making it look brilliant. I want a bit of that action.” 

Davidson said she was “forever Balls” and would don a spangled outfit and a spray tan if she appeared on Strictly.

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Ruth Davidson said she wanted a piece of the Strictly action

She told BBC Breakfast: “I tell you what, I might be a Scottish Tory but there’s a bit of my household that is forever Balls, because I’ve been supporting him 100%, I love to see him throwing himself into it.”

She went on: “I bumped into Yvette Cooper (Balls’ wife) when I was down in the House of Commons a couple of weeks ago and apparently he’s really pleased with all the support he’s had.

“So I think it’s brilliant and I tell you something - if the BBC came asking I would be there in a heartbeat, I would be spangled, I would make sure that I am spray-tanned, the frock, the heels, everything, I would love it.”

Balls has found himself the unlikely underdog of BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing, cheered on by old political foes who used to taunt him in the Commons.

Theresa May, George Osborne and Michael Gove were among those who admitted to supporting him.

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