Ed Balls channels Paul Sculfor and makes the week instantly cheerier

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Say what you like about Ed Balls' dancing, you can't fault him for throwing himself into character each week.

This time on Strictly Come Dancing, he was dancing the Tango with Katya Jones and he really embraced his male model persona for the routine, ending with a strangely hypnotic combination of pelvic thrusts and pointing.

Of course, Ed had enlisted some serious help with his character during the week, as male model Paul Sculfor, past boyfriend of Lisa Snowdon, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, put him through his posing paces.

Strictly Ed Balls
Ed is the highlight of the week (BBC)

Ed may be looking at last place on the leaderboard again after the judges' low scores, but the public can't get enough of him.

In fact, people are starting to think that winning a vote is Ed's strong suit.

The dancefloor skills may be lacking, but Ed proves every week that if you look happy performing, everyone will feel happy watching.

Although the hip thrusts aren't for everyone.

Okay, so there are plenty of better dancers in the competition, but for anyone who doesn't get how an audience vote works, here it is boiled down to the basics.

We still think Ed will be in the final.