Speaking on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2 this afternoon, Strictly Come Dancer Ed Balls made the outrageous claim that politicians are human beings.

The interview with Norwich City boss and husband of former Labour Party hopeful Yvette Cooper had been going well, with him discussing his hopes for ballroom success having swapped the political limelight for the glitterball and follow spots of the nations most beloved ballroom dancing spectacular.

After the launch of the new series left us eagerly anticipating the painfully cringeworthy attempts at a Tango by the red faced rascal, he revealed himself to be the cynical liar that we always suspected he was when he said “Politicians are humans too. I’d drop everything if i got a call saying ‘please come back and save the Labour party’.”

Yeah, not going to happen Ballsy.

Keeeeeeep dancing!