Anton Du Beke has missed out yet again.
The long-time Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer rarely gets a shot at the glitterball trophy as he often gets lumbered with the less, erm, skilled dancers. Now, to make matters worse, he has lost out on his chance to join the judging panel as Shirley Ballas replaces Len Goodman as head judge.
Sure, Anton isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact a lot of Strictly viewers are breathing a sigh of relief.
You idiots, fans were screaming for Anton or Karen, but inevitably you had to be unpredictable. Replace ballroom expert with Latin expert?
— Kirsty Bide (@KirstyBide) May 9, 2017
What no Anton!!!! ?
— Kirby Heath (@kirbsterella) May 9, 2017
Gutted. Was really looking forward to Anton taking Lens place. Missed a trick there strictly
— Elizabeth Ellis (@LEllis73) May 9, 2017
Though there was one upside: hopefully Anton will stay on as a pro dancer.
— Jo Davies (@JoDaviesNotts) May 9, 2017
And to be fair to Anton, he does have a lot on his plate at the moment with newborn twins to look after…
Would have preferred Anton but with the New babies????.we'll have to see at least she knows what she's talking about good luck shirley ..
— Julie Earp (@earp562) May 9, 2017
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC1 in the autumn.