Ed Balls: Strictly wrecked my sex life!

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By BECCA STUBBS becca@sun­daysport.co.uk

FOR­MER politi­cian Ed Balls has ad­mit­ted sex is STRICTLY off lim­its as he’s TOO KNACK­ERED to shag his wife.

The un­likely star of this year’s Strictly Come Danc­ing said he’s so tired from train­ing for the BBC dance show he can’t bring him­self to bonk wife – fel­low MP Yvette Cooper.

Ex-Shadow Chan­cel­lor Ed, 49, has been re­peat­edly saved by view­ers de­spite his des­per­ate danc­ing at­tempts.

How­ever, he said his sex life has taken a hit due to his Strictly suc­cess, which has left him ex­hausted.

Asked about how the show had af­fected his sex life he said: “To be hon­est, I’ve been ex­hausted for about two months.

“It would be fair to say it’s very tir­ing, this Strictly thing. You get home in the evenings and you’re ex­hausted.”

Ed sur­vived again at the week­end and will next waltz to Psy’s dance hit Gang­nam Style next week, in a bid to se­cure a place in the Black­pool Tower Ballroom fi­nal.

Book­mak­ers had Ed as the first celebrity to be booted off the show, but he’s sur­vived ev­ery week so far, with much more tal­ented dancers be­ing booted off.

But he vowed not to fol­low in John Sergeant’s foot­steps, who walked away from the BBC1 show in 2008.

Ed, who per­forms with pro­fes­sional dancer Katya Jones, 27, said: “I won’t do a John Sergeant. The show has moved on.

“It’s been years since John, and I think peo­ple ex­pect more. I don’t com­pare my­self to him – or Ann Wid­de­combe – I’m def­i­nitely not a pan­tomime act.

“We’re not try­ing to mock the danc­ing, we’re work­ing hard and tak­ing risks, and the pub­lic can see that.

“Peo­ple pay money to phone up and vote for Katya and my­self. For me to over­ride that and say, ‘I know bet­ter, I’m leav­ing,’ would be dis­re­spect­ful.”

See Strictly Come Danc­ing on BBC1 on Satur­day and Sun­day.

SHAGGED OUT: Ed ( top) with dance part­ner Katya and wife Yvette ( right)

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