Ed Balls has recommended a stint on Strictly to former PM David Cameron
The former Labour shadow chancellor says Strictly is a great way to enjoy a mid-life crisis as he embarks on a 30-date live show.
The 49-year-old got fit and lost more than a stone during the 10 weeks he was voted by viewers to stay in the competition.
Millions tuned in to watch his routines, which included a salsa to hit song Gangnam Style – his energetic moves were blamed for causing a social media meltdown.
There was also the occasion when he nearly dropped his professional dance partner Katya Jones during their American smooth to Is This The Way To Amarillo.
The Former Labour MP says competing on the show is a great way to spend your mid-life crisis
The ex-Labour MP, who lost his seat in the 2015 general election, said Mr Cameron could be a candidate for the show.
I would recommend it to anybody who has got the time
Contestant, Ed Balls
The 50-year-old premier stood down after the UK voted to leave the EU last year.
Mr Balls said: “I would recommend it to anybody who has got the time and wants to have a go and learn to dance, because I had a great time.
“If you lose your seat and got some time it’s great. Maybe David Cameron could do it if he’s got a bit of time on his hands, but he’d have to take the ups and downs.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 lineup
Wed, August 31, 2016
Pop stars Anastacia, Louise Redknapp and Will Young join politician Ed Balls and models Daisy Lowe & Laura Whitmore for Strictly Come Dancing 2016.
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Louise Redknapp, Daisy Lowe and Laura Whitmore
David Cameron stood down as PM after Britain voted to leave the European Union
Mr Balls joins series winner TV presenter Ore Oduba, singer Louise Redknapp and actor Danny Mac for 30 shows.
Tour judges will be Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and dancer Karen Hardy, who is tipped to replace Len as head judge when the show returns in the autumn.