Jacqui Smith says she’s not going to Balls up her Strictly Come Dancing chance thanks to advice from her pal Ed.
She says her former Labour colleague Ed Balls, 53, has been on hand to share tips from his time on the BBC series.
He left his mark on the 2016 competition with his unforgettable routine to song Gangham Style – and Jacqui’s hoping she’ll do the same.
“I’m not sure I’ll be going for high technical skill but Ed Balls called me when it was announced that I was going to be on the show and gave me some brilliant advice,” told former MP Jaqcui – who was the country’s first female Home Secretary.
“No-one can compete with Ed’s ‘Gangnam Style’ but he said to me, actually embrace it and really go for it and try hard and I promise you that is what I’m going to do.”