Anton du Beke

Birth Day July 20th, 1966
Birth Place Sevenoaks, Kent
Age 57 Years Old

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Anthony Paul Beke famed as Anton du Beke is a British ballroom and Latin dancer, singer, comedian, author as well as a television present. He is best 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. He is also an anchor on ITV This Morning with John Barrowman, Rochelle Humes or Ben Shephard. In November 2017, he released his debut studio album, From the Top, on Polydor Records. 

Anton du Beke With Ann Widdecombe


Strictly Come Dancing star speaks on Anton du Beke replacement: 'It was difficult'

Anton du Beke was replaced on the BBC dance show's live tour earlier this month, despite reaching the final of last year's series. However, his former partner Emma Barton has spoken out about performing with someone else. Anton du Beke, 53, found himself in the final of Strictly Come Dancing for the second time after being partnered with EastEnders star Emma, 42, in the most recent series and went on to perform in another live show in the weeks after. For this reason, he was unable to dance with the soap star on the tour version of the BBC dance show, which came to a wrap earlier this month. Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine today, the actress revealed what it was like to be coupled up with his replacement. 

What is the Birthplace of Anton du Beke?

Anton du Beke was born on 20th July 1966 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England to a Hungarian father, Antal Xavier Beke (1939-2001), and a Spanish mother, Ascension "Conchita" Lema. He has two younger siblings. He attended Wildernesse School in Sevenoaks. His nationality is English and his ethnicity is White. He celebrated his 53rd birthday with his friends and relatives. He is Christian by religion. 

How was the Career of Anton du Beke?

  • Anton du Beke began dancing at 10.
  • Later, he discovered his local dance school, the Holton School of Dancing in Sevenoaks, and took his first dancing exam in June 1978.
  • He had three partners during these formative years before the Holton School of Dancing closed in 1987 when Beryl and Stephen Turner moved with his banking career to Dorset.
  • He left school at 16 to follow an amateur dancing career and at the age of 17, he decided to specialize in the ballroom. 
  • Whilst he danced during the evenings and at weekends he had a day job as a salesman in "The Bed Post" in Petts Wood, South London where he was known as Tony Beke.

Strictly Come Dancing

  • Anton 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 second series, he partnered presenter Esther Rantzen; they were eliminated in the third week.
  • He danced with actress Patsy Palmer for the third series and finished in fifth place.
  • In the fourth series, he danced with actress and impressionist Jan Ravens but was eliminated in week 5 of the competition.
  • His partner for the fifth series was TV presenter Kate Garraway; the couple was voted out in week 7.
  • His partner for the sixth series was actress Gillian Taylforth; the couple was voted out in week 2.
  • In series seven, he was partnered with Laila Rouass. Together, they made it to week 12.
  • In series 8, he partnered Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe and made it through to week 10. 
  • For its ninth series, Nancy Dell'Olio was Anton's partner, the couple was eliminated in week 5.
  • His partner for the tenth series was model and actress Jerry Hall. 
  • His partner for series 11 was actress Fiona Fullerton.
  • For series 13, Du Beke was partnered with newscaster and presenter Katie Derham they made it to Du Beke's first final in all 13 series and were eliminated in fourth place. 
  • In series 14, Du Beke was partnered with actress, Lesley Joseph. 
  • In series 15 in 2017, he was paired with television presenter Ruth Langsford.
  • In 2018, he was partnered with Fashion Journalist Susannah Constantine. 
  • For the 17th series, he was partnered with Emma Barton.


  • He has also appeared on a number of Children in Need and Christmas Special's of Strictly Come Dancing. 
  • In 2008 he won the Children in Need 2008, special dancing an American Smooth with Tess Daly. 
  • He has also reprised his partnership with Lesley Garret for the 2004 Christmas special.
  • He has also danced with Ronni Ancona, Su Pollard, Katy Brand and Denise Lewis in the respective 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016 Christmas specials.
  • 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 was a contestant on the BBC Two series The Underdog Show and was paired with homeless dog Ginger, they were eliminated in week three of the competition in 2007. 
  • He has presented the BBC cookery show Step Up to the Plate.
  • In 2011 Du Beke won the Rear of the Year award.

Who is the Wife of Anton du Beke?

Anton du Beke is a married person. He was married to his wife, Hannah Summers. In November 2016 the couple announced they were expecting twins, due in spring 2017. On 30 March 2017, his son George and daughter Henrietta were born, announced with an Instagram post. As of now, the duo is enjoying a happy life without any disturbances. Previously, he dated television presenter Caroline Feraday from 2007 to 2008.

Anton du Beke With His Wife Hannah Summers


What is the Net Worth of Anton du Beke as of 2020?

The net worth of the multi-talented dancer, singer, television presenter will be surely in millions but as of 2020, his exact net worth is under review. Along with his net worth, his salary is also being calculated but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a good amount of money from his career. He is satisfied with his earnings as of today. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from the money he is making from now. 

How tall is Anton du Beke?

Anton du Beke is a handsome hunk with an athletic body build. He has got an average height of five feet eleven inches or 180.5 cm. His balanced weight consists of 88 Kg or 194 lbs. His hair color and eye color, both are black. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get information about it. 

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