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Serious’s Anton Du Beke ‘has not been told’ whether he will return as a judge on BBC show

Anton Du Beke stepped in to replace Bruno Tonioli on the jury of Seriously Coming to Dancing last year, but the show’s former professional dancer doesn’t know if he’ll be back.

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Anton Du Beke on “wasting time” on Serious

Anton Du Beke wants to return as a judge on Serious Come Dancing – but has said he has yet to be asked to join the panel for a second series on the hit BBC show.

The former professional dancer, 55, was promoted last year when longtime judge Bruno Tonioli, 66, was unable to occupy his usual seat on the panel due to Covid travel restrictions.

“I’m hoping to get a call to say, ‘Look, you see, come back to the review,'” says Anton. But we’ll just wait and see. I like to think I’ll be on the show how one way or another.”

He added, “I don’t want to think that they’re going to get rid of me entirely. It’s going to be a bit dramatic going from dancer to judge until the end of the show. The truth is I haven’t been cast yet. speak.”







Anton Du Beke was on the jury on Serious last year
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He was previously a professional dancer on the show, having collaborated with celebrities including Gillian Taylforth
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The father of two said he doesn’t know if he will return as a judge, adding that any reports of such things are “just rumours” at this time. .

Anton joined the BBC show as a dancer in its first series, which aired in 2004. He has collaborated with the likes of Gillian Taylforth and Ruth Langsford for many years.

And he won’t hesitate to return to the dance floor on the show in the future, despite never lifting the Glitterball Trophy in his 18 years of celeb collaboration.







Anton has said that he still doesn’t know if he will be back as a judge again this year
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When asked if he would be ready to return as a dancer, he said: “Yes. I love the show. I did it from the beginning and I’m very proud of that. I do it because I love it.”

And discussing how he still hasn’t won the show, he said Sussex Life Magazine recently: “I comfort myself that they’re not judging me. They’re judging my partner.”







Anton replaced longtime judge Bruno Tonioli last year, who was absent from the show
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Anton said he hopes to be a judge again in the next series
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In recent months it has been suggested that both Anton and Bruno could return to the jury for the next series, meaning there will be five judges on the BBC programme.

The latest series – which aired last year – saw Anton appear on the panel alongside regular judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas.

Dancer Alijaz Skorjanec last month announced he was leaving the show after nine years.

Sharing a series of photos on Instagram from his time on Serious, he said: “A little while ago, I made the difficult decision that 2021 would be my last.

“The show has given me the opportunity and freedom to create and express myself in front of millions of people every weekend for the past nine years.

“The love and support I received from the team of producers was second to none.”

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