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"Every woman should spend half an hour with Anton Du Beke!"

Lesley Garrett, CBE

About Anton

Anton Du Beke is no doubt the most instantly recognisable male ballroom dancer today. Brought to the public's attention through the hit BBC1 show 'Strictly Come Dancing', he's now a familiar sight on our TV screens — be it dancing, presenting or making guest appearances — he's fast becoming a media personality in his own right and earning himself the title Mr Showbiz!

Having competed in all fourteen series aired to date, Anton has made ballroom queens of celebrities Lesley Garrett CBE, Esther Rantzen OBE, Patsy Palmer, Jan Ravens, Kate Garraway, Gillian Taylforth, Laila Rouass, Ann Widdecombe, Nancy Dell'Olio, Jerry Hall, Bond Girl Fiona Fullerton, ace tennis coach Judy Murray, BBC Prom Queen Katie Derham, Birds Of A Feather actress Lesley Joseph, This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford, Susannah Constantine of 'Trinny & Susannah' fame, and in 2019 reaching the Grand Final with Eastenders star Emma Barton.

It's certainly his Series 8 pairing with former MP – and arguably one of Britain's most famous women – Ann Widdecombe, that put Anton's name on everyone's lips and helped the show to achieve record viewing figures of 11.9 million in its weekly primetime slot. It is reputed that the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles as well as David Cameron tuned in to see Anton and Ann's show-stopping performances - their flamboyant routines causing nothing short of a nationwide sensation!

Anton's interest in dance started at the age of fourteen when he was sent to a local dance class in Sevenoaks, Kent to meet his sister one evening. Classes soon began and he was hooked, realising that this was the direction he wanted to take. He studied Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and modern theatre dance. Quite the sportsman and highly competitive, Anton was also a junior boxer and played county football, nevertheless, he still rather enjoyed being in a dance class full of girls!

After leaving school at sixteen he worked a number of day-jobs to fund his dance training – stepping out onto the dancefloor in the evenings to develop his talent. At seventeen he was specialising in Ballroom and already competing as an amateur, naturally favouring the Foxtrot: classy, ultimately stylish and romantic — traits of his Hollywood idol, Fred Astaire, that rang true with Anton from an early age.

Fate was to play a guiding hand in 1997 when Anton & Erin met. The pair soon began competing professionally, winning many national and international awards. Little did they know they were destined for far greater starlight and exposure than they could ever have imagined.

Strictly Come Dancing has completely changed Anton's life, it has taken him away from the competition circuit and into the living rooms of the nation. Anton loves being involved with the show, acknowledging it to have been the most wonderful experience. Firmly believing you get out of it what you put in, he certainly puts all his energy, passion and dancing skill into it — and his female celebrity dance partners would certainly agree. Though still competitive, he admits that winning isn't everything:

"That's my goal when I partner someone on Strictly, that they'll have a nice time and enjoy it. If they do, of course, it helps them give a good performance, but for me, whatever their result, I want them to look back and say, 'I had a great time.'"

Anton believes that the world would be a better place if everyone learned to dance, and delights in sharing his passion and enthusiasm for dance with others, not just through his appearances and tuition, but also through his books 'Anton's Dance Class' – a step-by-step guide to Ballroom and Latin dances, and 'B is for Ballroom' which will make an armchair expert of even the most novice dance fan.

Anton has recently stepped-up his writing and penned a Sunday Times best-selling novel “One Enchanted Evening”, telling the stories of the staff – and staff dancers – of the Buckingham Hotel in 1930s London to critical acclaim. Available in hardback, paperback and audiobook, now followed by its sequel, “Moonlight Over Mayfair” released in October 2019.

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Witty, charismatic and a natural entertainer, Anton’s skills in front of an audience extend far beyond his exceptional ballroom talents. Through his Strictly journey he has become a household name, widely known for his quick wit, repartee and inimitable style. Coined the ultimate gentleman, Anton defines modern-day dapper: classically stylish and always impeccably turned-out – much like his hero Fred Astaire whom Anton upholds as his style icon.

It's no wonder his manner, manners and mischievous charm caught the attention of television producers: his distinct likability and showbiz flair brought him invitations to present non-dance programmes on prime-time television such as the BBC's 'Step up to the Plate', Saturday night hit show 'Hole in the Wall', and most recently, guest-presenting ITV's This Morning with Rochelle Humes, attracting an ever-widening fanbase.

See below for Anton's full list of credits.

Never far away from an audience, a stage or TV camera, when Anton does get time off he can be found on the golf course, saying it's the only time he gets to be outside! He's enjoyed the sport since taking it up in his early teens and has been known to play the odd round with Bruce Forsyth. Despite losing to the seasoned golf pro, Anton is reported in the words of 'Brucie' himself to play a "good game, good game!"

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Credits & Appearances

  • Sell-out nationwide tours with Erin Boag — 2009–2020...
  • This Morning (guest presenter) — 2019
  • This Morning ('Anton Du Bake's Baking Fails) — 2019
  • Strictly Come Dancing — 2004–2019
  • Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two — 2004–2019
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show — 2009-2014
  • Loose Women — 2006-2019
  • Doctors — 2014
  • Countdown — 2008-2014
  • Pointless Celebrities — 2011-2016
  • Most shocking Celebrity Moments — 2010
  • Greatest Christmas TV Ads — 2010
  • Breakfast TV — 2006–2010
  • Daybreak — 2010
  • Live From Studio Five — 2010
  • Angela And Friends — 2010
  • Mid Life Christmas, Victoria Wood's Christmas Special — 2009
  • Hole In The Wall — 2008–2009


  • The New Paul O'Grady Show — 2009
  • As Seen On TV — 2009
  • The Funny Side Of... — 2009
  • The Wright Stuff — 2007–2009
  • Let's Dance for Sport Relief — 2009
  • The Weakest Link — 2006–2008
  • Celebrity Eggheads — 2008
  • Saturday Kitchen — 2008
  • Best Ever Worst Dance Moments — 2008
  • Celebrity Ding Dong — 2008
  • Would I Lie To You — 2008
  • Step Up To The Plate — 2008
  • Through The Keyhole — 2008
  • Happy Birthday Brucie! — 2008
  • Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook — 2008
  • The Big Finish — 2007
  • A Question Of Sport — 2007
  • Children In Need — 2007


  • GMTV — 2005–2007
  • American Princess — 2007
  • Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive — 2007
  • The Underdog Show — 2007
  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire — 2006
  • Presented radio shows on Radio Oxford — 2006
  • Strauss: The Waltz King — 2005
  • Star Spell — 2005
  • Test the Nation: Know Your English Test — 2005
  • Strictly Dance Fever — 2005
  • Bruce Forsyth: A BAFTA Tribute — 2005
  • Kelly — 2004
  • Gala concert with Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall and Michael McCarthy — 2004
  • Down to Earth — 2001
  • Appeared live in concert with Claire Sweeney and Bonnie Langford
  • City Hospital
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