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Ed Balls 'can't lift for toffee' jokes Joseph after Strictly exit

By Julia Hunt

Lesley Joseph took a light-hearted swipe at Ed Balls as she discussed her Strictly Come Dancing exit, teasing him about his poor attempt at a lift in Saturday's show.

The Birds Of A Feather actress became the fifth celebrity to be voted off the dance floor at the weekend, while the former shadow chancellor made it through despite nearly dropping his professional partner Katya Jones during a lift.

Speaking on BBC Two spin-off show It Takes Two, Joseph said: "It's an entertainment show. You go when you go. That's it. You can't weep tears. It is what it is.

"Some people are brilliant dancers, some can't dance for toffee, some can't lift for toffee..."

Joseph (71) was eliminated during Sunday night's results show after finding herself in the dance-off with model Daisy Lowe.

The actress and her professional partner Anton Du Beke had scored 24 points from the judges for their tango to Whatever Lola Wants by Gotan Project, while Lowe and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec were in joint fourth place with 32 points for their charleston to Happy Feet by Manhattan Rhythm Kings.

Joseph told It Takes Two host Zoe Ball it had been a lovely experience, although she still had not managed to watch herself dance.

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