Move over, there’s a new political duo in town.
It’s not a coalition of Theresa May and Tim Farron, or Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon.
The new Ant and Dec of Westminster are former opponents Ed Balls and George Osborne.
The pair, who had countless clashes when they were Chancellor and Shadow Chancellor, respectively, took part in ITV’s election coverage with presenter Tom Bradby.
But now, Osborne is the editor of the Evening Standard, and Balls lost his seat in a crushing defeat in 2015, appeared on Strictly and is a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a visiting professor to the Policy Institute at King's College London.
Career moves, eh?
People loved their dynamism.
George Osborne just touched Ed Balls's wrist. Neither of them is wearing a tie. I dread what they will be doing by 6am.— Charlotte Higgins (@Charlotte Higgins) 1496956039
George Osborne and Ed Balls = Osballs!— Glenn Reuben (@Glenn Reuben) 1496333090
Can we have an Ed Balls and Gideon Osborne double-act series? Good viewing. #GE2017— John Brewin (@John Brewin) 1497000082
We all know George Osborne and Ed Balls were the real winners of last night. The new Abbott and Portillo. #hungparliament— Trubs (@Trubs) 1496991657
Next thing we know, they’ll be celebrating Ed Balls Day together.
A glorious coalition.