Anton du Beke

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth July 20, 1966
Nationality Britist, English
Profession Ballroom Dancer
Working for BBC
Ethnicity White, English
Marital Status Unmarried, Gay
Spouse N/A (Wife)
Net Worth(s) N/A
Name on Birth Anton du Beke
Divorce N/A
Height 6' 0" ft. tall
Weight 70kg
Religion N/A
Eye Color Black, Brown
Hair Color Gray Black
Twitter @TheAntonDuBeke
Body Measurements N/A
Age 56 Years

Anton du Beke is known for his work on Strictly Come Dancing (2004), Hole in the Wall (2008) and The Wright Stuff (2000). He is a British ballroom dancer and television presenter, best known as a professional dancer on the BBC One celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing since the show began in 2004.


Anton du Beke was born on July 20, 1966 in Kent, England as Anthony Paul Beke.


Du Beke began dancing at 11, when he discovered his local dance school, the Holton School of Dancing in Sevenoaks. The school was run by Beryl Holton together with her mother Velda and later with her husband Stephen Turner. He took his first dancing exam in June 1978 and started competitive dancing a few years later. 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. Du Beke left school at 16 to follow an amateur dancing career. At 17 he decided to specialize in 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.

School College

He was studying in Wildernesse School. He dropped out at the age of sixteen to pursue his dancing career.

Father, Mother

He had a Hungarian father, Antal Xavier Beke, and a Spanish mother, Ascensión.

Girlfriend, dating and affair

He was reportedly dating radio and TV presenter Caroline Feraday, and they split after being in relation for a year.

Career Life and Jobs

Fate was to play a guiding hand in 1997 when Anton & Erin met. The pair soon began competing professionally, winning many national and international awards. Little did they know they were destined for far greater starlight and exposure than they could ever have imagined.

With the advent of Strictly Come Dancing, Anton’s life completely changed: he was transported from the competition circuit directly into the living rooms of the nation. Anton loves being involved with the show, acknowledging it to have been the most wonderful experience. Firmly believing you get out of it what you put in, he certainly puts all his energy, passion and dancing skill into it — and his female celebrity dance partners would certainly agree.

Shirtless and pictures

His pictures are found widely in the internet. Ladies often search the internet to look at his pictures.

Height, weight and age

He is tall and stands at six feet. He is reportedly about 70kg in weight, which is a nice height-weight balance. Dancing makes him healthy.

Nationality, Ethnicity, religion

He is the citizen of the United Kingdom. He is Hungarian-Spanish by ethnicity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

He has accumulated a lot of property throughout his dancing career. He has a nice income.

Award and Achievement

In 2011 Du Beke won the Rear of the Year award. Du Beke is an honorary patron of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.

Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News

For the seventh series, he was partnered with actress Laila Rouass. In September 2009, an article in the News of the World claimed that after Rouass applied fake tan for the show, du Beke gave her a racist comment.  Du Beke offered an unreserved apology, which Rouass accepted.

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