Pressure growing to receive Strictly spray tan: Ed Balls
Ed Balls has admitted he is "weakening" under pressure to get a spray tan to give him a glow on Strictly Come Dancing.
The former shadow chancellor previously said he was not keen on getting fake colour for the dancefloor, where he is partnered with professional, Katya Jones.
But he told the Radio Times the show's bosses have not given up their campaign.
"The pressure is intensifying from all angles," he said.
"Apparently if I don't don the paper pants and climb into the tanning booth pre-show, I'll look very pale compared with all the other dancers - 'It's the lights, darling, they'll wash you out!' At the time of writing I'm still saying no, but I can feel my resolve weakening..."