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Strictly star Katya Jones pays tribute to former celebrity partner: 'I always felt safe in your hands'

The star was memorably paired up with Ed Balls back in 2016

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
August 11, 2022
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Katya Jones has shared a hilarious clip in the hopes of brightening our days - and it’s safe to say that she has succeeded! The Strictly Come Dancing pro shared a lovely tribute of her dancing days with Ed Balls, who she was partnered with back in 2016, and joked about a disastrous dance move from the show.

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In the clip, Ed is lifting Katya when things go wrong, and Katya captioned the video: "If you’re having a bad day, watch this! Let me tell you. This do get better, even if it doesn’t feel like it in that moment. Just keeeeep dancing!

WATCH: Katya Jones has cheered up our day!

"@edballs I always felt safe in your hands even during this disaster #edballs #strictly #strictlycomedancing #throwbackthursday #tbt."

Her followers were quick to comment, with one writing: "Loved Ed Balls and your partnership Katya. Love potion No. 9 and Gangnam Style were joyous," while another person added: "Thanks Katya that has really cheered me up and made me laugh. He was such a good sport and made everyone giggle even Yvette." A third person posted: "This was so funny!!!! You two were wonderful together!!"

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This pair were amazing together!

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The pair have remained good friends, and upon leaving the show, Ed said: "If people watching have had half the fun I’ve had learning to dance with Katya, they must have had a complete blast… Above all, the only reason we’ve been able to learn and entertain is because of Katya. She’s going to go on to be a total dynamite knockout star."

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