Ed Balls is voted off Strictly

Ed balls has finally been given the boot from the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing show after a dance off against Judge Rinder in last night's show.

Sunday, 27th November 2016, 7:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:42 am
Embargoed to 2010 Saturday November 26 For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Ed Balls MP and Katya Jones during the dress rehearsal for tonight's edition of the BBC1 show, Strictly Come Dancing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday November 26, 2016. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Kieron McCarron/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

The former shadow chancellor and Morley and Outwood MP said the judges were right to vote him off but he was going out on a high after getting further than he ever thought he could.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

He said: “It has been much more than I ever thought it would be . I’ve learnt about myself and performing and what I can actually do is way beyond anything I would ever have imagined.”

The unlikely Strictly star is the tenth person to leave after coming last in a Cha Cha challenge as well as doing the usual routine.