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About Erin

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Hats off to Erin - the only female dancer to have competed in ten series of Strictly Come Dancing!

About Erin

Erin Boag is one of the most admired and best loved female dancers in the United Kingdom today. Becoming a household name through her primetime appearances on the hit BBC Television show 'Strictly Come Dancing' Erin has performed with a host of celebrity dance partners. Frequently in the media and the public eye, Erin has gained tremendous popularity and acclaim through her sense of fun, positive attitude, and her uncompromising and committed approach to dance.

Born in New Zealand, Erin started dancing at the tender age of 3. She moved to Australia at 18 to pursue her dancing ambitions and by 1996 Erin had moved to the UK. Her dance partnership with Anton Du Beke started in 1997. They went on to win many international competitions, including titles in the UK, New Zealand and Canada.

As the only female professional to have competed in ten series of Strictly Come Dancing, Erin decided to hang up her Strictly boots after the 2012 series. Her TV partners included Martin Offiah, Julian Clary with whom she came 3rd, Colin Jackson achieving 2nd place, Peter Schmeichel, Willie Thorne, Austin Healey, Eastender Ricky Groves, goal keeper Peter Shilton, impressionist Rory Bremner and lastly, TV critic and presenter Richard Arnold. Erin partnered Colin a second time to win the 2009 Christmas Special. Fortunately for her fans, she chose not hang up her boots altogether.

Erin continues to delight audiences on stage in her nationwide tours with professional dance partner Anton Du Beke. The first tour was ‘Anton and Erin – Cheek to Cheek’ which also played the Sadlers Wells Dance Season at the London Coliseum, followed by Anton and Erin’s ‘Let’s Do It’, ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, ‘Steppin’ Out’, ‘Anton & Erin go to Hollywood’, 'That's Entertainment', 'Anton & Erin... Just Gotta Dance', 'Anton & Erin – Swing Time', 'Anton & Erin – From Broadway to Hollywood', and in 2019, 'Anton & Erin – Dance Those Magical Musicals'. Erin is also responsible for the overall look of the shows as costume consultant, a role she maintained on Anton’s solo tour in 2014 whilst she was expecting her son. Erin takes to the stage with Anton again in their new tour for 2020: 'Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies'!

Erin, who is married to businessman Peter O’Dowd, gave birth to her son Ewan in Spring 2014, and was firmly back in the dancing fold by June, partnering Anton in various corporate shows and at regular favourite venues such as Warner Hotels and Wroxall Abbey. In the autumn, Erin danced at ‘Proms in the Park’ for the second year running, this time from Belfast’s Titanic Slipway, and was a special guest in ‘Cole Porter Classics’ at the Royal Festival Hall. Once again, in December the duo headlined at the Royal Albert Hall for three performances of ‘Anton and Erin’s Christmas Cracker’. Erin also maintained her connection with the Strictly family via the spin off show ‘It Takes 2’, and did her bit for Children in Need, rekindling her partnership with her first Strictly celebrity, Martin Offiah, to compete at a charity fundraiser.

As well as Strictly, Erin has made many other television appearances, including the BBC’s ‘Proms in the Park’ 2013 and 2014; 'Pointless Celebrities', ‘Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story’; ‘Celebrity Mastermind’; comedy panel show ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’; ‘The Piers Morgan Show’; ‘Daybreak’; ‘Celebrity Star Spell’; ‘Test the Nation’; ‘The National TV Awards’; ‘The Royal Variety Performance’; ‘Save the Children’; ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’, the science show ‘The Truth about You’; ‘Richard and Judy’; ‘Hole in the Wall’; ‘It Takes 2’ and ‘Strictly Dance Fever’. In the 2009 two-part series for Sky 1’s ‘Ballroom High’, Erin took teenagers from Eltham on a dance journey from South London to starring in a show at the dance mecca: Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.

Possessing the magical gift of making everyone she meets feel instantly at ease in her company, Erin is a superb communicator, a consummate professional and a natural motivator — key qualities recognised by MoveIt in 2010 who appointed her as their ambassador and spokesperson, presenting to an audience of 20,000 dance enthusiasts at London's Olympia.

Erin actively supports several charities including both the London Moonwalk and Daywalk for breast cancer charities, The Not Forgotten Association for whom she danced in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace, Children in Need and Sparks.

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Erin is a natural presenter with a wealth of media experience. This extends to personal projects including the top selling DVD 'Strictly Come Dancersize' which reached No.1 in the fitness charts, outselling its rivals by tens of thousands. Erin also recorded a DVD for use within the medical profession to help sufferers of osteoporosis.

Erin loves teaching and continues to run highly successful dance classes in Kingston Upon Thames as well as performing constantly within the corporate and private sector maintaining her long-standing relationships with both Warner Hotels and Wroxall Abbey.

From competing internationally, appearing on our screens or passing her passion for dance on to the next generation of stars and dance enthusiasts, Erin has made her mark as one of the most highly respected female ballroom dancers since Ginger Rogers.

For more information about Erin, please visit her personal website,


  • Sell-out nationwide tours with Anton Du Beke — 2009–2020...
  • Sell-out Christmas Cracker shows at The Royal Albert Hall — 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Special guest in 'Cole Porter Classics' at the Royal Festival Hall — 2014
  • Appointed spokesperson for MoveIt 2010
  • Playtex Moonwalk Marathon - Breast Cancer — 2009
  • Hosting The Big Dance Live — 2008
  • Strictly Come Dancersize DVD — 2007–2008
  • Winning Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special — 2006
  • Making a DVD for Osteoporosis sufferers
  • Performing in front of HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Designing costumes for Simply Ballroom

Credits & Appearances

  • BBC Children In Need — 2014
  • Pointless Celebrities – 2016
  • Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two — 2004–2019
  • BBC Proms In The Park — 2013 & 2014
  • Strictly Come Dancing — 2004–2012
  • Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story — 2012
  • Celebrity Mastermind — 2012
  • Ask Rhod Gilbert — 2010
  • Piers Morgan's Life Stories — 2010
  • Breakfast TV — 2006–2009
  • The Alan Titchmarsh Show — 2009
  • The National Television Awards — 2008


  • Happy Birthday Brucie! — 2008
  • The Strictly Come Dancing Story — 2007
  • Strictly Come Dancersize, DVD — 2007
  • BBC Children In Need — 2007
  • 2005 TV Moments — 2005
  • Richard & Judy — 2005
  • Strictly Dance Fever — 2005
  • A Question Of Sport — 2004
  • Sport Relief — 2004
  • The Truth About You
  • Strictly Dance Fever
  • The National Lottery
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