Ed Balls delights as he dances with Carol Kirkwood on Victoria Derbyshire

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ed Balls showed off his fancy footwork with weather presenter Carol Kirkwood as he appeared on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Carol, who came in 10th place on Strictly in 2015, allowed herself to be spun around the studio by Ed during the live broadcast.

Ed Balls and Carol Kirkwood
Ed Balls and Carol Kirkwood on Victoria Derbyshire (BBC iPlayer/screengrab)

The former shadow chancellor re-enacted his paso doble to Holding Out For A Hero from the latest episode of Strictly, which saw him and professional partner Katya Jones given the lowest score of the series so far by the judges.

Carol and Ed giggled as presenter Victoria watched on before awarding him six points for his effort in the style of the show's judging panel.

During his stint on the daily news and current affairs programme, Ed also confessed to being worried about "Brexit, the Government and the Labour Party".

He added: "However, my biggest worry at the moment is my American smooth foxtrot, which I have got to do in four days' time.

"You start on a Monday, totally cold, never having done it ever before. And you've gotta get to a performance stage in four or five days. So as of today, I'm a bit stressed about that."

Following Ed's little dance floor number, viewers watching Victoria Derbyshire at home shared their absolute delight over his impromptu moment.

But the person who loved it the most? Definitely Carol herself.

You keep dancing, Ed!

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