2016 has been the year of icons leaving us and politicians stirring up all kinds of emotions. One of these politicians has kept many at the edge of their seats. He has made headlines, created likes (and dislikes) on social media and made many people cry and many laugh. Never mind Brexit and never mind the US election – Strictly Come Dancing’s Ed Balls should surely have been the man on Time Magazine’s front cover for “Personality of the Year”? Now a disco Lion, Tango Leopard or Salsa Tiger – Ed Balls has made the UK hum to the Jerry Lee Lewis tune “Ed Balls on Fire”. This is a man who’s come out of his shell and discovered what it is to have fun.