Anton du Beke
Anton is a Strictly veteran
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My favourite dance is the Foxtrot. It's a proper dance with proper music.Anton du Beke
In 2011 Anton was partnered with Nancy Dell'Olio and became known for their (usually unintentional) comedic routines.
Anton's most popular partnership was with former MP Ann Widdecombe. The duo made it all the way to the quarter-final in 2010, despite scoring consistently low marks throughout the series. One memorable routine saw Ann fly in over the stage to the dance floor, earning her the nickname "Starship Widdecombe" by Bruno Tonioli.
Anton's best result was back in 2004 when he achieved third place alongside partner Opera singer Lesley Garrett.
Anton grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent with his Spanish mother, Hungarian father, and his brother and sister. He started dancing at 14, studying contemporary, jazz, ballet and modern theatre dance, as well as being a junior boxer and county footballer.
Anton had a lot of ground to make up though, as by 14 most people were already experienced competitors on the junior circuit. At 17, Anton specialised in Ballroom, favouring the Foxtrot – much like his idol Fred Astaire.
In 1997, Anton met Erin Boag, and within a year the duo had captured the New Zealand Championship – a feat they repeated the following year.
Anton loves golf and was thrilled to play a round with Bruce Forsyth.
He is also quite the charmer – Tess Daly has previously said she would choose Anton over Antonio Banderas anytime! And Lesley Garrett stated "Every woman should spend half an hour with Anton Du Beke!"
Anton likes the theatre, cinema, and eating out at high-end restaurants. "Basically I like anything grand."
- Jerry and Anton dance the Quickstep to 'Mrs Robinson' Duration: 01:39 Series 10, Week 3 - Strictly Does Hollywood
- Jerry & Anton dance the Foxtrot to 'Pennies From Heaven' Duration: 01:45 Series 10, Week 2
- Jerry Hall & Anton Du Beke dance the Cha Cha to 'Everybody Loves To Cha Cha' Duration: 01:35 Series 10, Week 1 - Show 2
- Jerry's first steps Duration: 01:52 Series 10
- Aliona Vilani Left in Week 2
- Anton du Beke LEFT IN WEEK 3
- Artem Chigvintsev Left in Week 6
- Brendan Cole LEFT IN WEEK 8
- Erin Boag Left in Week 7
- Flavia Cacace Winner of 2012
- James Jordan Runner up
- Karen Hauer Left in Week 10
- Kristina Rihanoff Left in Week 5
- Natalie Lowe Left in Week 9
- Ola Jordan Left in Week 4
- Pasha Kovalev Runner up
- Robin Windsor Left in Week 11
- Vincent Simone Left in the Grand Final