Biography: New Zealander Erin started dancing at the age of three, learning all disciplines including ballroom latin, ballet, tap and jazz, and at eighteen years old, she became the New Zealand 10 Dance Amateur Champion. Initially, she moved to Australia to further her dance career, but just eighteen months later, she moved to the UK. A year later she teamed up with dance partner Anton Du Beke, and the following year they won the New Zealand championships in 1997, retaining their title to next year. Erin has competed in all series of Strictly Come Dancing, and her teaching style has earned her the nickname "Miss Whiplash". Her best result was back in series three when she finished runner-up with athlete Colin Jackson. Erin decided to leave the show after the end of series ten, making her the longest serving female professional on Strictly having competed in ten series.
Speciality: Ballroom
Height: 5' 6"
Professional Partner: Anton Du Beke
Favourite Dances: Quickstep
Least Favourite Dances: Paso Doble
  • IDTA Classic Championships, 2003
  • BDF Star Ball Finalist, 2003
  • Essex Champions, 2003
  • British National Finalist, 2002, 2003
  • UK & International Rising Star Finalist 2003
  • UBC Canadian Champion 2002
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    strictly come dancing history

    Series Celebrity Last week Position Last dance(s)
    1 Martin Offiah 6 4th Quickstep; Cha cha cha
    2 Julian Clary 8 3rd Quickstep; Samba; Show dance
    3 Colin Jackson Final 2nd Quickstep; Rumba; Show dance
    4 Peter Schmeichel 7 7th Foxtrot
    5 Willie Thorne 3 12th Tango
    6 Austin Healey 12 4th American Smooth; Salsa
    7 Ricky Groves 10 6th Tango
    8 Peter Shilton 4 12th Charleston
    9 Rory Bremner 4 12th Cha cha cha
    10 Richard Arnold 7 9th Salsa

    christmas specials

    Erin has competed in six Christmas Specials, dancing with Martin Offiah in 2004, Colin Jackson in 2005 and 2006, Austin Healey in 2009, Vince Cable in 2010 and Barry McGuigan in 2011.