Anton Du Beke to join Strictly Judges for new series.
Written by crest887fm on June 24, 2021
Strictly producers have announced that Anton Du Beke is to replace Bruno Tonioli on the judging panel for the next series.
Tonioli, who has been on Strictly since 2004, cannot fly over from the US due to Covid restrictions.
Du Beke, who has danced on the show for 17 years, and enjoyed a two-week judging stint during the 2020 series will sit alongside Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas.
Du Beke revealed how delighted he was to get the position, saying: “My loves I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be stepping into Bruno’s brogues for the next series of Strictly.
Fellow Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse took to his Instagram page to congratulate Du Beke on the news writing: “He made it!”
“Super proud of you Anton and so happy!” “Feels like positivity is in the air – everyone gets what they’ve wanted and hoped for for years and it’s a beautiful sight to see…”
Anton Du Beke has appeared on every series of Strictly Come Dancing since it began in 2004.