Who is Anton Du Beke? Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professional dancer guide

Strictly wouldn't be Strictly without this long-serving pro...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals: Anton Du Beke

Age: 51

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From: Sevenoaks, Kent

Twitter: @TheAntonDuBeke

Strictly wins: 0 – third with Lesley Garrett is his highest ever placing. And that was in series one!

Which Strictly celebrity has Anton been paired with? Ruth Langsford

Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke on Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Anton Du Beke?

Anton started dancing at 14 studying contemporary, jazz, ballet and modern theatre dance. At the same time he was also a junior boxer and county footballer. He met his professional partner Erin Boag in 1997 and they have a new tour ‘From Broadway to Hollywood’ coming in 2018.

Anton is best remembered for his comedic pairings on Strictly Come Dancing, including his partnership with Ann Widdecombe in series 8, who was dubbed ‘Starship Widdecombe’ by judge Bruno Tonioli when she flew over the dance floor.

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Anton and Proms host Katie Derham placed fourth in 2015, and eleventh last year with Lesley Joseph.


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