05/11/2016 11:55 GMT

'Strictly Come Dancing': Ed Balls Admits Dropping Katya Jones On Her Head

Turns out that almost-drop could have been a lot worse.

Remember the nail-biting moment Ed Ballsalmost dropped his ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner Katya Jones live on air?

Well, it turns out what we saw was actually the tip of the iceberg.

The former Labour MP has admitted that things had already taken an unfortunate turn in rehearsal weeks beforehand, when he actually dropped Katya on her head.

The moment the nation held its breath
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Katya and Ed at the Pride Of Britain awards

Ed jokes: “Let’s just say I’ve not done that again. It would be fair to say that I was roundly chastised.”

While it has to be said that Ed isn’t the most impressive dancer ‘Strictly’ has ever had, viewers have been won over by watching him improve each week, and last week he even managed to bag an 8 from one of the judges.

He and Katya will be returning to the ‘Strictly’ dance floor in Saturday’s (5 November) live show, kicking off at 6.55pm on BBC One.

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