Strictlys Anton Du Bekes career in numbers as he bags new judging job

Anton Du Beke is still on cloud 9 after landing his dream job as a judge on BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing.

The Strictly stalwart 54, will be replacing judge Bruno Tonioli as a full-time judge after he was unable to take part as a result of Covid-19 travel concerns, reports Mirror Online.

Professional dancer Anton joins fellow judges Motsi Mabuse, head judge Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood to hold up those all important score cards for contestants and their mentor dancers.

Anton will be swapping from the dance floor to the coveted judges seats and be required to give contestants and former colleagues his professional opinion on their performances.

And it's not the first taste of life on the other side of the dance floor for Anton.

He briefly swapped to be a temporary judge as Motsi Mabuse stepped away to travel to Germany.

The star, will bring a wealth of experience to the panel as he joined Strictly during its first series, and he is the only pro dancer to have danced in every series to date.

But despite his lengthy career on the show he had never claimed the coveted Glitter Ball Trophy and number 1 spot.

So with numbers in mind we break-down his Strictly career to digits as he get's ready to dish out lots of 10s in the new series after promising to be a 'kinder' judge!

18

The number of partners he's had on Strictly Come Dancing.

In season one, he was partnered with Lesley Garrett, before Esther Rantzen a season later, and Patsy Palmer in season three.

Jan Ravens came next, followed by Kate Garraway, and then Gillian Taylforth.

Laila Rouass was in season seven, with Ann Widdecombe in season eight, and Nancy Dell'Ollio in season nine.

Jerry Hall was in season 10, with Fiona Fullerton next up, followed by Judy Murray, Katie Derham and Lesley Joseph.

Ruth Langsford, Susannah Constantine and Emma Barton completed the list, alongside last year's partner Jacqui Smith.

31.6

His highest average score for a season of Strictly came in season 17, with Emma Barton.

EastEnders star Emma and Anton managed an average of over 31 – way up on his lowest, 12, with Susannah Constantine.

Lesley Garrett was second with 29 average points. The pair came third in season one.

8

It has not been all plain sailing for Anton, though.

He has partnered with eight celebs who've brought him an average of less than 20, which represents 50 per cent of the total points available.

Susannah was lowest, with Nancy and Ann not far behind at 15.6 and 16.2. Jacqui Smith managed 16.7, lower than Jerry Hall's 18 and Esther Rantzen's 18.7.

Kate Garraway and Judy Murray managed 19.

17

Anton may have been a Strictly veteran, but it took him 17 years to land a perfect '10' from one of the judges.

Talk about hard work paying off!

14

He also waited 17 years and then 14 '10s' came along in one series.

In week 9, at Blackpool, dancing an American Smooth with Emma Barton, he scored his first ever 10s.

He followed it up with three '10s' a fortnight later, and then managed another in the semi-final.

In the final, Emma and Anton bagged scores of 39, 38 and 39, with multiple 10s cast throughout the evening.

12

Anton's lowest ever score came with Susanna, who got him 12 points for a Foxtrot and 12 points for a Samba.

Anton also scored this paltry amount with Anne Widdecombe's Salsa, and Nancy's Waltz.

39

Anton has managed scores of 39 out of a possible 40 – his highest – both alongside Emma Barton, with the Charleston and Viennese Waltz.

He has never received a maximum.

Those scores are a far cry from the 17 he managed during a Charleston with Ann, and the 24 he managed with Judy Murray's Viennese Waltz.

1

Anton has one Glitterball Trophy victory to his name – but you may not remember it.

In 2008 he won the Children in Need 2008, special dancing an American Smooth with Tess Daly.

4

He managed four top four finishes over the years – coming second in series 17 with Emma Barton, third with Lesley Garrett in its inaugural season, and 4th in seasons 7 and 13 with Laila and Katie.

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