Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli wants Ed Balls to be 'like a hippopotamus in Fantasia'

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Ed Balls may want to cover his ears after the latest comments from Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli.

Ed Balls and Katya Jones
Ed Balls and his dance partner Katya Jones (Guy Levy/BBC)

Speaking at Bafta LA's pre-Emmy Awards party in Los Angeles, Bruno dismissed Ed's chances of winning the show, comparing the former shadow chancellor to a "hippopotamus".

Bruno also compared Ed to Ann Widdecombe, adding: "I think I called her the Dalek in drag. He has to top that. Ed - you have to top the Dalek in drag."