Anton Du Beke Biography
Anton Du Beke (Anthony Paul Beke) is a British ballroom dancer, singer, television presenter and author born on 20th July 1966 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. He is best known as a professional ballroom dancer on the BBC One celebrity dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing, since the show began in 2004. He is an honorary patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.
He attended Wildernesse School in Sevenoaks. 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, realizing that this was the direction he wanted to take. He studied Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and modern theatre dance. 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 specializing in Ballroom and already competing as an amateur, naturally favoring the Foxtrot: classy, ultimately stylish and romantic — traits of his Hollywood idol, Fred Astaire, that rang true with Anton from an early age.
Anton met his professional dance partner Erin Boag in 1997. The pair soon began competing professionally, winning many national and international awards. The partnership flourished, winning the NZ Championships within a year, and retaining the title the following year.
Anton Du Beke Age
Anton Du Beke was born on 20 July 1966 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England (52 years as of 2018).
Anton Du Beke Family
He was born to a Hungarian father, Antal Xavier Beke (1939–2001), and a Spanish mother, Ascensión “Conchita” Lema. He has two younger siblings.
Anton Du Beke Wife
In 2017 Anton married Hannah Summers in 2017 after dating for six years. Hannah is a businesswoman she has a degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol. She is the Chief Marketing Officer at leading mobile network security company AdaptiveMobile. The company is responsible for half the texts sent in the whole world.
Anton Du Beke Twins-Children
In November 2016, Anton Beke and wife Hannah Summers announced they were expecting twins, due in spring 2017. On 30 March 2017, his son George and daughter Henrietta were born. They had been trying to conceive for years unsuccessfully until they decided to give IVF a shot. Three months into treatment she got pregnant.
Anton Du Beke Net Worth
Anton Du Beke has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Anton Du Beke Height
Anton Beke stands at 5′ 11″.
Anton Du Beke Books
- 2008: Anton’s Dance Class
- 2008: Ballroom Dance Class
- 2012: B is for Ballroom: Be Your Own Armchair Dancefloor Expert
- 2018: One Enchanted Evening: The Debut Novel by Anton Du Beke
Anton Du Bek Strictly Dancing
Anton Du Beke caused a stir on Saturday night – and not because of his Jive with celebrity partner Emma Barton. The Strictly pro found himself the center of attention after his legs went viral! Strange as it may sound, Anton almost caused a social media meltdown when he was spotted in the training studio wearing a pair of shorts. His bare legs had viewers rushing to Twitter to express their astonishment that he wasn’t wearing his usual suit and tie – even though he was just rehearsing his routine.
But during an appearance on Strictly: It Takes Two on Tuesday with Emma, Anton told Rylan Clark-Neal that he was “overwhelmed” by the public’s reaction after he was told by Rylan that his legs almost broke the internet. “I am overwhelmed by that,” he said, before joking that he “likes to keep a few things covered up”. He added: “I think (my legs) will make a return. I’m going to go for a shorter short every week – I’ll in hot pants by the end!”Last week,
new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse broke her silence on rumors of tension between herself and Anton after she landed the job as Darcey Bussell’s replacement. It was widely reported that Anton – who has appeared on the BBC show since the first series – was tipped to replace Darcey on the judging panel. During an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Friday, the new judge, 38, insisted there are no hard feelings between the pair.
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Anton Du Beke Strictly and Partners
Anton du Beke is part of the Strictly furniture, although his performance on the dancefloor is anything but wooden! He’s been on the team since the first series, partnering with the likes of Laila Rouass, Patsy Palmer, Jan Ravens, Jerry Hall, Judy Murray and Gillian Taylforth over the years.
But it’s his more comedic pairings that Anton is best remembered for: the unintentionally funny routines with both Nancy Dell’Olio and former MP Ann Widdecombe are the stuff of Strictly legend. In fact, Ann and Anton even 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 dancefloor, earning her the nickname “Starship Widdecombe” by Bruno Tonioli.
But 2015 was a different story, with Anton finally within reach of the Glitterball trophy. An inspired pairing with Proms and Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham saw him dance his way to the Grand Final and nab the fourth place. But in 2016, his experience was a slightly shorter but no less sweet, only making it to Week Five with partner Lesley Joseph. He fared better in 2017, bowing out in Week Eight with TV presenter Ruth Langsford. In 2018 he partnered up with fashion expert Susannah Constantine, but despite their perfectly matched sense of humor, the duo wasn’t a match for the competition and was the first couple to leave.
Anton Du Beke Album
In November 2017, du Beke released his debut studio album, From the Top, on Polydor Records. It reached number 21 on the UK Albums Chart.
Anton Du Beke Tour
The nation’s favourite ballroom couple present a world where Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography, set to iconic theatrical music from shows including ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘42nd Street’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Top Hat’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Jersey Boys’. Joining Anton and Erin live on stage will be the London Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe, a sensational West End dance ensemble and the brilliant star vocalist, Lance Ellington. The show will also feature the very popular ‘Q and A’ section providing some fun interaction with the audience. The tour ran from 25th January to the 24th March 2019.