The pre-recorded dance competition was marred with mic 'distortion' and 'fluctuating' audio levels
The former shadow Chancellor took part in a group dance during Saturday's glitzy launch show
It's time to find out this year's pairings and watch their first group dance
One that he is fully embracing
Balls has demonstrated his dad dancing at past Labour Party events
'It would be nice if Anton or Karen Hardy took over'
'It is an honour being part of the wonderful Strictly Come Dancing family and I’m looking forward to my last series very much and to whatever comes next'
The BBC says there is no evidence over the allegations
'My husband and children would kill me'
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No major programme passed the seven million viewer mark this year for the first time
'It is a dance show and a television show so there has to be drama and it has to be somewhat controlled'
Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown's Boys and Doctor Who will all have festive specials
'That story you created, that intimacy, it was so real, it was really well done'
'The honest thing is, he didn’t get that reaction'