ANTON DU BEKE

Biography: Anton was a relatively late comer to the dancing world, not starting to learn until he was fourteen, but his natural ability meant success came quickly. He initially trained in a variety of disciplines before deciding to specialise in ballroom, winning awards nationally and internationally. Teaming up with professional partner Erin Boag, the partnership flourished, winning the NZ Champsionships within a year, and retaining the title the following year. Anton has competed in all series of Strictly Come Dancing but has never finished higher than third place in series one with opera singer Lesley Garrett, and along with Brendan, Anton is the longest serving male professional.
Speciality: Ballroom
Height: 5' 11"
Professional Partner: Erin Boag
Favourite Dance: Foxtrot
Least Favourite Dance: Samba
Achievements:
  • IDTA Classic Champion, 2003
  • BDF Star Ball Finalist, 2003
  • British National Finalist, 2002, 2003
  • UK & International Rising Star Finalist, 2003
  • UBC Canadian Champion 2002
  • Official Website: http://www.antondubeke.com/
    http://www.antonanderin.com/
    Follow Anton on twitter @TheAntonDuBeke

    STRICTLY COME DANCING HISTORY

    Series Celebrity Last week Position Last dance
    1 Lesley Garrett 7 3rd  Jive
    2 Esther Rantzen 3 8th  Tango
    3 Patsy Palmer 8 5th  Jive
    4 Jan Ravens 5 9th  Viennese Waltz
    5 Kate Garraway 7 8th  Paso doble
    6 Gillian Taylforth 2 = 15th  Foxtrot
    7 Laila Rouass 12 4th  Viennese Waltz
    8 Ann Widdecombe 10 6th  American Smooth
    9 Nancy Dell'Olio 5 11th Rumba
    10 Jerry Hall 3 13th Quickstep
    11 Fiona Fullerton 8 9th American Smooth
    12 Judy Murray 8 9th Viennese Waltz
    13 Katie Derham Final 4th Quickstep, Show dance
    14 Lesley Joseph 5 10th Tango
    15 Ruth Langsford 8 9th Foxtrot

    CHRISTMAS SPECIALS

    Anton has danced in five Christmas Specials, dancing with Lesley Garrett in 2004, Ronni Ancona in 2010, Su Pollard in 2011, Katy Brand in 2012 and Denise Lewis in 2016