02/09/2016 10:41 BST

‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Ed Balls HAS Entered A Dance Competition Before

Could he be the dark horse of the competition?

Ed Balls may be nervous about his ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ debut, but it’s now been revealed that he may have more experience on the dancefloor than he’s letting on.

The former MP has been caught on camera throwing a few shapes before, but it seems he’s also donned his dancing shoes for a contest, too.

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Ed Balls 

According to the Mirror, he hints at his dance past in his autobiography, ‘Speaking Out’, which is due for release this week.

“I was always a bit of an all-rounder when growing up,” he reportedly writes. “Good at many things, not the best at anything….”

After then detailing things that seem pretty impressive to us - grade 7 violin, anyone? - he notes that he once took part in an “inter-college ballroom dancing competition” at university.

Granted, it’s not exactly a secret ballet past - cough, Will Young - but if he can remember any moves, this could give Ed a slight edge and, let’s be honest, every little helps.

Earlier this week, Ed and his fellow ‘Strictly’ contestants donned their sequins and lyrca for the first time, at the show’s launch.

The series will officially kick off tomorrow (3 September), when the celebs find out which professionals they’ve been paired with.

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