Anton du Beke Wiki – Anton du Beke Biography
Anton du Beke is a British ballroom and Latin dancer, singer, comedian, author, and television presenter. He is well known as a professional dancer on the BBC One celebrity dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing, since the show began in 2004. His professional dance partner since 1997 has been Erin Boag. Du Beke is also an anchor on ITV This Morning with John Barrowman, Rochelle Humes, or Ben Shephard. He was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Du Beke began dancing at 10, when he discovered his local dance school, the Holton School of Dancing in Sevenoaks, and took his first dancing exam in June 1978. At the age of 17, he decided to specialize in the ballroom. He worked as a salesman. In 2009, he presented the UK version of Hole in the Wall, for the BBC, replacing Dale Winton after being a team captain in 2008. 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.
Du Beke has appeared in all series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. In the first series, he danced with singer Lesley Garrett and finished in third place. For the 17th series, he was partnered with Emma Barton. In Week 9, du Beke received his first 10s in all 17 series for their American Smooth; the couple received a total of fifteen 10s during the series. They finished joint runners-up alongside Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden but lost out to Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse. Du Beke has also appeared on a number of Children in Need and Christmas Special’s of Strictly Come Dancing. He won the Children in Need 2008, special dancing an American Smooth with Tess Daly. In 2012 he lost out to Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace, he won again in 2014. Du Beke has presented the BBC cookery show Step Up to the Plate. In 2015 Du Beke served as a judge on The People’s Strictly, a one-off version of the show where non-celebrities compete for the charity Comic Relief. He released a book called Anton’s Dance Class which was serialized in the Mail on Sunday, he also wrote A-Z on Ballroom Dancing, B is for Ballroom. In October 2018, Du Beke released his debut novel ‘One Enchanted Evening’.
Anton du Beke Age
He was born on July 20, 1966, in Sevenoaks, Kent, England.
He is the son of Antal Xavier Beke and Ascensión “Conchita” Lema. His father is Hungarian while his mother is Spanish, he has two younger siblings Veronica Beke and Stephen Beke.
He is married to his wife Hannah Summers. His wife is a businesswoman. The couple was married in 2017, and they have two kids together, the son George and their daughter Henrietta.
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8m) tall.
Anton du Beke’s net worth is estimated to be of $10 million.
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Today's the day… Publication Day! I'm thrilled to let you know that my second novel, 'Moonlight Over Mayfair', is released today in glorious hardback! The sequel to 'One Enchanted Evening', my best-selling debut, 'Moonlight Over Mayfair' continues to unfold the stories of Raymond De Guise, Nancy Nettleton and all our favourite characters amidst the turbulent goings on in and around the Buckingham Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Signed copies are available now from @Waterstones and @WHSmithofficial with all the various purchase links, plus details about upcoming book signing events (the first of which is this Sunday in Ely) over at… antondubeke.tv/moonlight If you enjoyed 'One Enchanted Evening' – very kindly described by fellow author Santa Montefiore as 'Downton with dance!' – you won't want to miss 'Moonlight Over Mayfair'! I simply can't wait for you to read my new book and to join me once again in the magical world of the Buckingham Hotel – stepping out on to the dance floor of its infamous Grand Ballroom, with Archie Adams and his band in full swing! Do let me know what you think! Much love, Anton XX #moonlightovermayfair #oneenchantedevening #antondubeke