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Team Nanton - Nancy Dell'Olio and Anton du Beke

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BBC Strictly Nora | 17:15 UK time, Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fighting off wayward feather boas, illegal lifts and some rather strong-worded 'advice' from the judges, Team Nanton are still holding tight in the competition. Nancy and Anton's colourful performances have even thrown Craig off balance, describing Nancy's footwork akin to a "plodding horse" whilst offering the rather more encouraging "I think that secretly there is talent beneath the surface and I think you really need to invest in that."

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  • Comment number 1.

    Hey the first to comment. Not sure what your aim is Anton. Are you trying to make a fool of Nancy? (maybe not too difficult) Your are doing a good job. Why not try performing a dance that is compatable to your partners ability, and not as you appear to be doing at the moment. I've been in the dancing game and I recognise something not quite genuine in the way you are behaving. Please give the lady a chance.

  • Comment number 2.

    Well; can't believe none of the Anton support team from last series have posted as yet. Perhaps we are less enthused by this years' pairing after the enormous fun we had with Ann Widdicombe. Anyway, come on Anton, turn it round and show everyone just how a top dancer/teacher faces a difficult challenge. Above all, be entertaining and help us to like Nancy, who unlike most of the celebs has no natural fan base. Otherwise I fear an early exit!

  • Comment number 3.

    Can't believe none of the other posters from last season on the A2 support blog have been here yet! Anton, you need to turn this round, show everyone how a top dancer/teacher faces a difficult challenge and , by entertaining us, help us to support Nancy, who, unlike most of the other celebs, has no natural fan base. Otherwise I fear for your future beyond Saturday.

  • Comment number 4.

    Why are the videos available on the other team blogs but not on this one? You have to click on one of the links above to see it.

    Talking about links, I assume you mean Anton's rather than Artem's biography page. And Nancy's training diary leads to Holly and Artem's training diary! Artem's biography page does actually lead to Anton's though - are you trying to confuse us?

    Nothing new to team Nanton I would imagine, a bit like a team blog version of the feather boa incident.

  • Comment number 5.

    I understand you're dancing the rumba on Saturday. Good luck, I think you'll both need it.

  • Comment number 6.

    Anton, I think you said on ITT that the rumba wasn't the dance of love but more like a handshake. Will you be attempting the first Scottish Presbyterian Rumba in 'Strictly' history as opposed to a Latin one?

  • Comment number 7.

    I hope your Rumba will earn you high enough scores to stay off the bottom spot this weekend - you deserve some encouragement for trying so hard! After all the more or less nasty comments (unfortunately not only about your dancing) you still hold your heads high and go out on the floor every single Saturday. That's very impressive - I know I wouldn't have been able to... Those kinds of comments easily eats away on your self confidence when they just keep coming, especially if you are supposed to learn something completely new in a short period of time. You are lucky to have such a brilliant Pro partner of course, but still. I don't know you as a person Nancy so I don't know if you put on a brave face to hide that you're hurt by the comments or if you just have the amazing ability not to take the nastier remarks to heart. Either way - you're a strong woman and I admire that in you!

    Best of luck on Saturday - both of you!

  • Comment number 8.

    Lots and lots of luck for Saturday Team Nanton , Anton you are adorable and I love you to bits ,so thank you for just being you xx

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Gorscot....here I am at least. How are you coping with losing Erin last weekend?
    Have to say I am enjoying this partnership a lot which surprises me.Really looking forward to the Rumba on Saturday.

  • Comment number 10.

    I don't think it is fair to blame your choreography for your recent lack of success. The current thread seems to be telling you to work to your partners strengths.

    So perhaps you should sit her on chair for 30 seconds, carry her around for another 30 and let her stand on the desk while Len looks up her skirt for the remainder of the dance.

  • Comment number 11.

    Why oh why do they not ever give Anton someone who can dance. Ann had loads of enthusiasm but not much skill. If Nancy put in half of that enthusiasm maybe she would be able to dance instead of flouncing around. It is obvious the lady does not remember the routine and Anton is whirling her around trying to cover for her lack of ability and care. License payers are footing the bill for her lackadaisical approach. Poor show - she has to go

  • Comment number 12.

    Forgot to say, I enjoyed your paso doble, thought it was a good routine. Liked the music too. I actually enjoyed it more than Jason and Kristina's.

  • Comment number 13.

    Anton I adore you and I just wish that next year, although I love what you do, that you are given a partner worthy enough to allow us to see your dancing tallents.
    Please keep up the great work, gentlemanly conduct and the fabulous sense of humour.

  • Comment number 14.

    anton4eva, great to have you back! And thank you for remembering my love for the delectable Miss Boag! Didn't think she and Rory were anywhere near due elimination, but that's Strictly. I live in hope that Erin might get a recall to ITT as was soooo good there last season!
    What do you make of Anton's chances? Sad to say amongst the SCD fans I know personally no-one has a good word to say about Nancy, who clearly has no background that would provide a fan base, and who doesn't seem to come over as "fun" like AW or JS. That role this year has fallen to Russell, and so far I have enjoyed his performances with Flavia tremendously.

  • Comment number 15.

    SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

    Hello all!!!

    xx

  • Comment number 16.

    Flea....welcome back hon.How are you enjoying the show so far ?

  • Comment number 17.

    I agree with Craig I do believe that there is a dancer inside Nancy somewhere but not sure if Anton will be able to coax it out in time.
    Having said that.... if Anton can't do it, then no one can! xxx

  • Comment number 18.

    Anton, can you not insist on a better dance partner next year ??
    the people you get to dance with are most times such utter rubbish,
    Nancy always looks drunk to me, how much Champagne does she have before she comes on the floor ??
    Oh and Nancy, don't always PAW Anton, just hold your hands in your pocket or sit on them !!

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi a4e!

    I'm enjoying it very much so far, hope you are too.

    Even though Jason and Chelsee are doing very well I feel things are much closer than in recent past years.

    What do you think?

  • Comment number 20.

    Anton, please stop fooling around. You are a great performer so teach this woman how to count and how to dance...put some rythm in her.
    All the best from Belgium

  • Comment number 21.

    Flea....enjoying it very much as well.Just wish everyone would stop having a go at Anton & Nancy.

  • Comment number 22.

    Nancy, you have one of the best teachers and dancers in the competition so why dont you Listen to him and do as he asks? ALL dancers have to count, if you did so then perhaps you would get better marks from the judgies. When it comes to dancing, Anton really does know better than you so hey, why not give us all a treat this week and show us what you can really do when you put your mind to it. Anton's fans can only support you so far, so please do yourself (and Anton) a favour and show us how good you can really be.

  • Comment number 23.

    Hi Flea, good to see you are still rooting for Anton, and partner! Was pleasantly surprised watching ITT; this could be the week they get off the bottom of the leaderboard! Let's hope so.

  • Comment number 24.

    a4e, being the supporter of a 'controversial' couple is tedious isn't it?

    Strictly is supposed to be fun (isn't it?).

    Hi gorscot, lovely to see you too - I don't catch ITT unless someone mentions something that sounds interesting.

    We have hope do we? Goodo.

  • Comment number 25.

    Back again to support Anton - as usual ( diff. name to last year though) However, I really feel he has to go tonight. He looks so cheesed off with Nancy - she can't dance, and has little of the enjoyment we had last year with Ann. Nancy appears to make little effort, and has plenty to say for herself during feedback & with Tess. If she paid as much attention to her dancing as she does to making comments, then we might see an improvement.
    Let's hope both Anton and Erin get decent partners next year! Have you noticed that it's the most experienced dancers who seem to draw the short straw each time. Yet again Artem has got a good dancer and may well go all the way again.

  • Comment number 26.

    Each week I feel even sorrier for Anton. Surely he should of finished the dance by nailing the coffin down and save himself more misery. Please SDC next year can he be given a half decent partner.

  • Comment number 27.

    Anton I'm a big fan but I'm sorry, Nancy is just awful.

    I agree with HennyH - she really looks drunk. She can barely walk straight let alone dance in time

  • Comment number 28.

    Oh dear, flea, honestly the rehearsal footage was much better! Like others I cannot make up my mind if Nancy is simply hopeless, has no rhythm, is 'under the influence', or just doolally! Poor Anton.

  • Comment number 29.

    Hello everybody. I have just seen my first strictly maybe my last who knows. I do have a question! This Craig revel who ever! what's his deal!!! Is it that he just does not like Nancy or is there something else??? It seem to me that it's not just he does not like her but it's bitchy from all three. The two gay men which well!!! and the girl. What the deal can someone tell me please am I missing something.

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi anton4eva and flea
    Loved reading your comments last year about Anton and Ann you kept me entertained and I LOVED reading the blog!!!!!
    I love Anton to bits and don't take this the wrong way but I think they need to go. Was gutted last week when Erin went and by the look on Anton's face he was too!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 31.

    PLEASE let Anton be put out of his misery tonight and go! Nancy has yet to put in any kind of performance that merits keeing her in with the other dancers. The coffin prop was chosen by Nancy? I wonder if she too wants to put an end to this as well......

  • Comment number 32.

    I agree musiclover4ever. But I can think of a few other things too!!!!! Maybe this will be the final nail in her coffin but not ANTONS!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 33.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 34.

    OK musiclover4ever
    I can guess what you mean but how the hell how have you found out??????

  • Comment number 35.

    Looking forward to seeing Anton and Erin on tour next year. When I saw them this year I absolutely loved it!!!! The SCD tour was FAB-U-LOUS toooo!!! Especially Craig and Ann doing the charleston.

  • Comment number 36.

    Thougt Anton looked very distinguished and handsome tonight with the white flecks in is hair. Had to take a very cold shower!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 37.

    Just seen your comment Ratbag and agree with you completely. Made a simillar comment on the show 5 blog!!!!!

  • Comment number 38.

    Oh what a night.I had high hopes of that rumba after seeing the training video midweek but once again.......
    Am trying to work out if I want them to stay so I can be sure of my weekly fix of the gorgeous Mr du Beke or if I wan't to spare him another week of mounting frustration.

  • Comment number 39.

    Anton4eva couldn't agree more. What with nephews dancing, dogs, fireworks and zombies all in one house tonight have just decided to watch the GORGEOUS MR DU BEKE on the I-player again. Keep pressing repeat!!!!

  • Comment number 40.

    I know.....wherever would we be without i-player. It kept me sane all through the summer.....

  • Comment number 41.

    Glad to notice that Anne's comment 315 on the blog about tonights show said Anton looked very SEXY with the highlights in his hair!!!! Another cold shower is needed me thinks!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 42.

    Wha do you think about the highlights tonight Anton4eva?????
    by the way enjoyed reading your comments last year on Anton and Annes blog they kept me entertained for ages!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Comment number 43.

    Loved the highlights......thought he looked distinguished & sexy all at the same time.He can come and paint my ceiling anytime he want's to.......

  • Comment number 44.

    Agree completely. I wouldn't say NO myself!!!!!!

  • Comment number 45.

    and re 43 it was totally my pleasure.Glad you found them entertaining.

  • Comment number 46.

    the one in the bedroom looks particularly in need at the moment !!!!!

  • Comment number 47.

    Gonna now Anton4eva can feel a dream coming on about .....GUESS WHO!!!!!!!!
    If you get the chance go and see ANTON and ERIN on tour next year I saw them this year and they were in Craig's words FAB-U-LOUS!!!!
    I've already got seats booked for the front row!!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Me too.Have seen them in Newcastle the last 2yrs.Tickets booked....front row ...and backstage afterwards for a chat...and a kiss....and a hug....and a photo.

    Where's my showercap !!!!!

  • Comment number 49.

    You are as bad as me!!!! Going to have to have another cold shower!!!!! This is a nightmare ..... no hang on that was what happened in Russell and Flavia's dance last week.

  • Comment number 50.

    Where's Flea got to???? Thought she would be joining in this conversation and needing her shower cap too!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 51.

    Gosh poor Anton, most of the posts point to his lack teaching skills or a desire to make a fool of this lady. But as a dancer I know not everyone has rythem or a natural ability to "count" or DANCE, regardless how patient. I'm sure neither Nancy or Anton would choose to be the JESTERS of SCD..but alas, the poor woman is not a natural, nor even has the potential to count beats of the music, she struggles, but means well!

    As for Anton, for years he has been given a celebrity that is unlikely to do well, for one reason or another. So he has concentrated on the more comedic style of dance to be as entertaining as possible, beautifully demonstrated with Anne Widecombe last year. And that suited Anne, but Nancy is not Anne, and people seem to expect more of Nancy, because she is glamorous, slim, athletic looking, when really she is as capable of dancing as Anne was.

    My only critique for Anton would be to stop doing the exactly the same lift where Nancy ends up with her legs around his waist, upside down. Two weeks running they have done this, probably because he feels Nancy is somewhat confident with this, and it adds some "razzle dazzle" to their rather awkward routine, but NONE of the other dancers repeat the same move or lift, so Anton must resist the gimmicks, especially repeated ones. Concentrate on getting Nancy to do a really simple routine, but WELL....don't overload her mind with too much to remember. Simple and well done would be far better that loads of content that she can neither remember or master.

  • Comment number 52.

    I'm wondering whether Anton is being paired with people in order to add some "comedy," value to the show.
    Either that, or he's really lucked out over the last couple of years.

    Last year, we were "treated," to the farce which was his partnership with Anne Widdecombe, how we larfed our socks off at their antics.

    Not content with subjecting us to all that waste of time last year and the loss of decent couples, in their stead in the name of "entertainment," it seems we get to see more of "Widdy," this year with a cameo which showed her "acting," skills to be as wooden as her "dancing," skills, beaten only in the yawn stakes by the appearance of Joe Calzaghe in the same skit..

    The whole thing seems to be centered, yet again, around Du Bekes "amusing," relationship with his partner..actually, I do find Nancy amusing, but I think most of that is unintentional on her part.
    However, I've never really found Anton Du "Berk," by name and nature, remotely amusing, though I think he's a great dancer and very watchable in that area.

    But, if the disaster area that was "Hole In The Wall," taught us anything, it's that there's not a lot in the tank in the of "comedy," or presenting skills.

    Perhaps he's going into over-drive this year, in order to convince the "Beeb," to give him another vehicle for his talents, other than dancing..because it seems impossible to shut the man up, with his wittering "wit."

    Rich.
    x

  • Comment number 53.

    Yes I agree, They do need to go, but just keep them on a bit longer, I would really like to see how she is going to MURDER the JIVE !!
    and then kick them out. Sorry Anton, you deserve a lot better !!

  • Comment number 54.

    good morning all...

    I just want to say that, from talking to people who have been taught by Anton,I am told he is an excellent teacher...very patient and encouraging.(Something I hope to find out for myself next year by the way).The problem is what do you do when you have a pupil who either wont or cant follow simple instructions without arguing or thinking they know better.I am all for a bit of self-confidence and belief in your own ability but sometimes it can be mis-placed......very mis-placed in fact.
    Having said all that I love Nancy but just hope for better next year for him.

  • Comment number 55.

    I don't think Anton likes Nancy and would be quite happy to be voted off, he knows he can't get to the final with her.
    Also it's about time Anton was retired, getting tired of his same old act. Bring back Matthew Cutler and Ian Waite!

  • Comment number 56.

    I'd agree, I'd much prefer to see either Ian or Matthew back in the fold.

    I find Anton's shenanigan's more than tiresome, though I'd like to see him with a really promising partner.

    Mind you, it's taken several seasons for them to find one for Kristina..

    Rich.
    x

  • Comment number 57.

    Afternoon Anton lovers everywhere,

    My thoughts.

    I thought Anton looked GORgeous and he should think about lightening his hair.

    Nancy looked wobbly (as usual) but I did not think that she was 8 marks worse than (lovely) Russell (I didn't think that Audley was worse than Russell either).

    Stephalex - hi - it was horrible watching the show and joining in with the live comments on this site last year - so I watch and comment on Digital Spy instead. In fact I thought twice about using this blog at all but seeing anton4ever and gorscot encouraged me to join in.

    Finally - I really, really don't like Halloween night and the only dance I truly enjoyed was Jason and Kristina's Quickstep - because the Halloween theme was minimal (so minimal it was practically nonexistant).

    BIG LOVE to all.
    xx

  • Comment number 58.

    Anton - stop trying to make Nancy look a fool. Nancy isn't been given a fair chance if you keep huffing and puffing while you are dancing with her. You are supposed to make your partner look good not emphasis her lack of skill. Very unprofessional of you. You give the impression that you can't stand her and are determined to make her the comedy act. Poor Nancy!

  • Comment number 59.

    hi flea and Anton4eva
    Ok flea agree with what you say about Antons hair hw ould look GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
    As for the other comments about getting rid of him I TOTALLY disagree!!!!! Cud do with getting rid of some of the others who TOO MUCH PHAFFING about at the beginning and bringing back Ian and Matthew!!!! (Aliona, etc!!!!)

  • Comment number 60.

    I absolutely HATE both of them!! Anton is extremely irritating, he thinks some sort of really funny comedian and makes a fool of anyone he dances with. Nancy thinks she is something big to, she isn't even famous.

  • Comment number 61.

    Nancy I think you are fabulous and funny. Bright and beautiful and mature. Please can you dance where I am clear it is not a joke,you are a bad dancer or you look like you are not trying. I would love to see you dance where there is no ambiguity. Anton is such a talented partner. I agree with Craig you can dance in there somewhere but it might be too late to show us.

  • Comment number 62.

    Oh well, I knew the result last night but here we are, the blog has only just started (why the delay?) and we're out.

    I'm not going to complain, Nancy was the worst (but not by such a big gap as indicated by the score board), I just wish people wouldn't delight in someone being knocked out of a fun show.

    What enjoyment is there to be gained from contributing to a blog where people claim to 'hate' your favourite?

    BIG LOVE to all Anton fans.

    xx

  • Comment number 63.

    Yes, it was time to go but would like to say that I think Nancy was a good sport and put up with being one of the most reviled contestants with remarkable forbearance. Anton was busy furthering his career prospects with the BBC rather than participating in a dancing competition and all the judges did was be cruel to her. Didn't like it at all.

  • Comment number 64.

    Hi all Anton lovers

    I have always loved Anton and would love to be his partner - yes please!!!
    However, having just seen the results I am glad to say the public finally found their commonsense and voted Nancy off. Sorry, I love Anton and wish they would give him a partner with more of a chance, but I do not like Nancy. Too full of herself but with nothing to be full of. Unfortunately, one of those supposed 'celebs' who only have talent for getting themselves in the news, but having no real talents at all. Enough said, I'll get over it if they just give Anton a decent partner next year.
    Also, would like to see Arlene b ack where she belongs, as well as the likes of Karen Hardy, Ian Waite, Darren etc.
    I don't like the way the Beeb keeps bringing in new professionals who want all the limelight (i.e. female dancers wanting to wear skimpier outfits, or not listening to the judges advice re routines etc)

    I say, return to the earlier format and proper ballroom costumes and routines, nice and gentle and feminine/gentlemanly. Leave the risque performances to the professional dancers, please. Vincent and Flavia's Argentine Tango was amazing!!

    Go, Anton, but with a decent partner! I can be free, you only have to say the word.

    I hope Anita continues to improve, she seems a really genuine person and there is no grumbling or moaning from her. Would love to see her win.

  • Comment number 65.

    @60 if you don't like Anton put it on the other pages not HIS!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 66.

    Absolutely GUTTED that ANTON has gone tonight!!!!! Will miss him loads!!!!! Just hope he and Erin will be back most with doing a professional dance.
    Loved the American Smooth tonight guys!!! FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!!!!

    Anton if you see this keep the highlights in your hair they suit you!!!! There were quite alot of comments on here and the main blog after last nights show saying the same thing!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 67.

    Flea @64
    Big love to you too!!!!!
    Where's Anton4eva got to????
    Big love to ANTON TOO!!!!!!

  • Comment number 68.

    Hey Guys!
    I'm routing for team Hali! good luck!!
    I always make sure i watch your performance and have constantly been listening to McFly on my ipod!
    Wishing you all the best and hope you get 10s from more than Alisha next week!!
    xx

  • Comment number 69.

    ERRR this is Team Nanton's pages!!!! Whats going on???????????

  • Comment number 70.

    Nancy, a beautiful, intelligent, latin woman! Why on earth was she given such a hard time?
    Being of latin heritage myself, it would appear that we are just not acceptable to the British eye, or could it be the plain 'green eyed monster'?
    Nancy, well done, you are fabulous, you knocked all the other women dead on 'Strictly'! Anton, how supportive, kind and gentlemanly you were, good on you! Shame on the Panel for their cruel comments!!!

  • Comment number 71.

    We all thought Nancy danced better by her self it was when Anton tried to dance with her she went to pieces. He never gave her any support. The comment that Alisha made about "she should have stated in the coffin" was very offensive. What does she know about dancing (just repeats what the other judges say) bring back a real judge ARLENE sooner than later.
    Also may I add the judges seem to keep back their 9and 10 marks for Jason he seems to know he will win it... IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS ALREADY DECIDED.

  • Comment number 72.

    Yes, it was time for Nancy to go, as she'd struggled each week to live the dance!
    However, I thought Alesha showed herself in her true colours on Saturday night - both in her comments to Nancy plus the way she behaved during the other judges feedback to Nancy. She was rude, disrespectful and showed she had no idea of the effect of her behaviour on poor Nancy. We saw her vulgarity in her response to Robbie's crude dance moves too! PLEASE get rid of her and get Karen Hardy in as a judge as Karen is a professional who always acts like a professional.
    Alesha has had her day too, and from the comments on the blogs about her, she should be voted out! BUT I'm so glad that Nancy responded to Alesha's comments with dignity - Alesha could learn a valuable lesson here!

  • Comment number 73.

    Nancy I'm gutted your gone, I loved watching you and Anton, and you are a beautiful both inside and out! So sorry you wont be back next week :(

  • Comment number 74.

    I think that they do this to Anton because he's a gentleman - imagine James or Brendan with Ann W or Nancy?
    I got the impression from the training tapes that Nancy was spending more time arguing with Anton than listening to him - if that's the case, no wonder he gave up. At least Ann accepted that she wasn't that good instead of insisting that everyone else was wrong and she was pleased with their performance.
    That said, I did end up feeling sorry for Nancy - the judges were much nastier than they needed to be and she was so obviously bewildered - when they vanished from the "Green Room", I suspect she wanted to cry away from the view of the cameras. Where Chelsee got sympathy, she would have been mocked. There's a cruel undercurrent this year where the judges are concerned.

  • Comment number 75.

    Anton,I'm utterly utterly devastated that it was your turn to leave last night, with you're experience and talent you are nothing but pure inspiration to us all ,you are compassionate,witty and above all a true gentleman . You are the soul of SCD and it is now a much poorer place without you .be strong ,hold your head up high and never give up .

  • Comment number 76.

    Stephalex13
    Hi.....I'm here.Computer problems prevented me from commenting last night.
    Sort of gutted that Anton & Nancy are out but if it leaves this blog to Anton fans who wish to show their appreciation of his finer qualities and not to all & sundry who just want to have a go at him then that must be a bonus.
    Lovely American Smooth last night.....maybe we will see much more of him & Erin now they have time on their hands.Failing that I have a bedroom that needs re-decorating....he could wear his sparkly overalls from last years halloween show.!!!!

  • Comment number 77.

    I am delighted Nancy is off the show but i am confused.

    Nearly everyone admits she was bad, and i do think Alesha was too blunt in her criticism but why if she is rubbish and being bullied by the judges did people keep voting for her?

    Some people can not dance. They may want to but they are missing the bit that makes it work. Others can dance but are hampered by size and age.

  • Comment number 78.

    Please stop knocking Anton's choreography, he can only do what his partner allows.

  • Comment number 79.

    I had a feeling when I saw Nancy's first dance that unless she could up her game quickly she would go sooner rather than later. I feel so sorry for Anton; nine series and he has never been in a final yet; please give him a partner next year that he could reach the finals with; someone who either dances well from the start or who makes steady and consistent improvement to please the judges while also being popular with the public. If you consider that he has reached the semi finals once ( Lesley Garrett ) and the quarter finals three times ( Patsy Palmer,Laila Rouass and Ann Widdecombe ) I think he could do it with the right partner and I hope he does some time soon. Good luck and goddbye Anton ( and Nancy ).

  • Comment number 80.

    nancy i'm guted you left you were good and i love anton:( :( :( :( :(

  • Comment number 81.

    Why does Anton always get the hoofers that can't dance?
    He had Anne Widdicombe that just came along for the ride, and now Nancy who thinks g=her looks are enough to win points, I have b=never seen a 'dancers' with two left feet like her before!

    For the next series please make sure Anton gets a physical fit keen 'wannabe dancer', not the geriatrics he has had to date. Anton is a brilliant dancer and deserves the same chances as everyone else and needs a partner who will make the effort!

    Young, super fit and sexy fro the next series ... any contenders?

  • Comment number 82.

    Not going to comment here on Nancy, she's gone and thats an end to it. But I love, love , love Anton. He is the consumate gentelman. Last year I saw him in a restaurant having his evening meal. During which fans kept coming over requesting autographs, photos with him etc. He gave no sign of irritation even though his food was going cold in front of him. None of this will come as a surprise to his fans but do you think that is why he gets the 'duffs' with all due respect? I mean can you imagine if Brendan was in this dance situation?? As the song says...murder on the dance floor! Huge repect for you Anton and what a treat to see you dancing with Erin on Sunday ♥♥

  • Comment number 83.

    armchairdancer....totally agree with you.Anton is such a gentleman that only he could have the patience to cope.
    Hope we see more of him & Erin over the coming weeks.

  • Comment number 84.

    Hi! this is a rather disappointed Widdy but glad to know that Flea and Anton4eva are still posting comments! I too agree that poor Anton should be given a partner with some chance next year but am glad they didn't decide that last year!!

  • Comment number 85.

    Hi Anton4eva and Flea
    Rather late poting today as have had to go back to work to teach the little darlings!!!!!!!!
    WOW!!!!! Anne great to see you are blogging!!!!!! Was a big fan last year and really enjoyed you on the tour in Birmingham!!!!!!

    Was feeling a bit down tonite until saw ITT and Anton cheered me up.
    Brilliant American Smooth with Erin last nite hope we will see alot more of them both now!!!!!

    Will be back tomorrow nite as work is now getting in my way of blogging!!!!
    KEEEEEP DANCING!!!!!

  • Comment number 86.

    I really don't understand when people say Anton is a gentleman...his constant 'witty' banter (if you can call it that!) is so annoying and he seems incapable of giving a straight answer to anything without making it into a joke...He didn't help Nancy and definately didn't stand up for her when the cruel comments came her way, almost encouraging them i'd say...thats no gentleman!

  • Comment number 87.

    Hi Widdy.....yes...still here,still loving Anton and still hoping for better things for him next year.

  • Comment number 88.

    strictly ok completely disagree he is a gentleman because he has put up with her for weeks and not said anything. If it had been one of the other male professionals I think they would have probably had a go at her!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 89.

    Evening Anton4eva
    What routine did A2 do last year for Hallowean?????? For the life of me cannot think what it was!!!!!!!
    Enjoyed Anton on ITT this evening and pleased that he said he wanted Erin to win!!!!!

  • Comment number 90.

    so strictlyok......you would rather he was like James or Brendan would you? Nice lad's both of them I'm sure but not a patch on "our" Anton ...would you agree stephalex13?

  • Comment number 91.

    I would agree anton4eva they are not a patch on "OUR" ANTON!!!!!!!

    Glad to see Widdy is on the blog!!!!! Hoefully that he has some more time on his hands Anton might use the blog too!!!!

    What do you think anton4eva??????

  • Comment number 92.

    It would be lovely if he would post occasionally if only to let us know if he & Erin are dancing at the weekend......

  • Comment number 93.

    Agree completely or maybe Erin could do it!!!!!
    What dance did A squared do last year for Hallowean????????

  • Comment number 94.

    The dance A2 did last at Halloween last year was the Paso Doble which we danced to the tune of Wild Thing.

    And, believe me, Anton IS a gentleman. I should know having spent ten weeks training with him. Considering how hopeless I was it is worth recording that it took him three weeks before he uttered even the mildest swear word. Anyway this is a Nanton fan site and such comments about him should not appear!

  • Comment number 95.

    Hi Anne
    Thanks for that the little darlings I teach have frazzled my brain today!!!! I remember now!!!!
    Thanks for being so entertaining on the tour last year. I saw you in Birmingham on the Sunday night and it really cheered me up after I had had a really awful weekend!!!!!
    Tell Craig if you see him he did a great job choreographing the tour and hope he is doing 2012's!!!!!!! I am already booked along with the 6 year old nephew and some other friends

  • Comment number 96.

    Hi from me as well Anne....quite agree about it being a fan site.We had similar issues last year but we learnt to rise above it.
    Missed the tour last year....seems like it was something special but then I did get to meet Anton & Erin in Newcastle instead......

  • Comment number 97.

    anton4eva agree with you and Anne completely so shall just rise above the comments some people write.

    Had a bit of a shock when it was Anne who answered me about the Hallowean Dance last year!!!!!

    Now over that shock ...... from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU ANNE!!!!!!

  • Comment number 98.

    Hello Ann,

    How lovely that you have taken the time to chat to us again this year, it's very much appreciated.

    When you see Anton do tell him how much he is loved.

    Take care, xx

  • Comment number 99.

    Will say nite now anton4eva. Be back tomorrow nite after teaching the little DAAAARLINGS!!!

  • Comment number 100.

    See you tomorrow night stephalex13.

    Good evening Flea....how are you.
    Isn't it nice of Anne to keep in touch ?

 

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