03/11/2016 11:30 GMT

‘Strictly Come Dancing’: Laura Whitmore Reveals The Cheeky Message Ed Balls Sent After Her Ankle Injury


Laura Whitmore was understandably gutted when she had to miss a weekend of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ earlier in the series, but she’s now revealed that a certain Ed Balls managed to put a smile back on her face.

An ankle injury left the presenter unable to dance for one week last month, but Ed soon offered her some cheeky consolation via Whatsapp.

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Laura and Ed have formed a firm, and unlikely, friendship

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Laura reveals: “Ed Balls sent me a message saying, ‘I’m available to rub your ankle anytime you want, Laura’.

“I was like, ‘Ed Balls just sent me that message’.

“I love my WhatsApp group because it’s the most eclectic group of people. We all click. I don’t know if it was like this other years. You can’t fake that.”

This year’s ‘Strictly’ gang seem to have nothing but kind words to say about each other, and earlier this week, Danny Mac couldn’t stop chatting about how much he loves Ed, while on the red carpet at the Pride Of Britain Awards.

And, of course, the feeling is mutual, as Danny is also a huge fan of Ed’s.

See what they had to say in the video below…

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