#EdBallsDay: Is Ed Balls The Ultimate Man?

Ed could give Putin a run for his money.

28/04/2016 11:34 BST | Updated 28/04/2016 11:34 BST

Today we celebrate Ed Balls Day.

The former MP is now officially consigned to Twitter folklore after his epic yet simple tweet went 'viral' on 28th April 2011.

Here's 25 reasons pictures as to why Ed Balls just might be the most manliest man that ever lived.

  • He plays football
    Jeff Mitchell - The FA via Getty Images
  • Ed can take a cracking picture
    Johnny Green/PA Archive
  • He knits
    Teri Pengilley/PA Archive
  • He can style out a tumble
    Mike Hewitt - The FA via Getty Images
  • He can operate heavy machinery
    Ian Forsyth via Getty Images
  • He runs marathons
    Peter Macdiarmid via Getty Images
  • He can do karate
    John Stillwell/PA Archive
  • He can play the drums
    Peter Macdiarmid via Getty Images
  • He high-fives everyone
    David Jones/PA Archive
  • He models
    Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • He can cook
    Fiona Hanson/PA Archive
  • He makes a great Father Christmas
    Yui Mok/PA Archive
  • He knows 'The Fonz'
    Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive
  • He can carry off a hi-vis jacket and hardhat
    Justin Tallis/PA Archive
  • He wears make up
    Anthony Devlin/PA Archive
  • He can play cricket
    Rebecca Naden/PA Archive
  • He's down with NDubz
    PA Video/PA Archive
  • He can play table tennis
    Fiona Hanson/PA Archive
  • He can paint
    Lewis Whyld/PA Archive
  • He looks cool playing tennis in a shirt and tie
    Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive
  • He's great with kids
    Steve Parsons/PA Archive
  • He can run a football club
    Adam Davy/PA Wire
  • He's happily married
    ADAM BUTLER/PA Archive
  • He's not afraid to look utterly ridiculous
    Lewis Whyld/PA Archive
  • The man can really dance