Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke has said he is ‘slightly disappointed’ to be critiquing this year’s Christmas special, however, he insists he’s ‘looking forward’ to it nonetheless.
The professional dancer, 55, joined the Strictly panel after Italian choreographer Bruno Tonioli, 66, was able to return to the BBC series for a second year due to coronavirus restrictions.
Although the star and viewers at home were delighted to see Anton as a judge, he revealed he misses having a twirl on the dancefloor and considers the festive-themed episode to be the ‘most wonderful thing on telly.’
‘I love the Christmas special – it’s marvellous, the songs are great and the costumes are amazing,’ Anton said.
‘I’m slightly disappointed that I’m judging as I’d love to be dancing in it because I love it so much. And, you can’t get voted off, that’s what I love about it most!’
Anton won’t be gracing the dancefloor with a Waltz this year, but he and fellow judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Motsi Mabuse will be casting their eyes over dances from six couples.
‘I’m looking forward to judging in it though and dressing up, I don’t know what costume I’m going to be in yet but it will be something fabulous,’ he added.
Adrian Chiles will dance with Jowita Przystal, Moira Stewart is paired with Aljaz Skorjanec, Anne-Marie is partnered by Graziano Di Prima, Mel Giedroyc will dance with Neil Jones, Jay Blades is teaming up with Luba Mushtuk and Dianne Buswell will partner Fred Sirieix.
Strictly’s semi-finalists Rhys Stephensen, AJ Odudu, Rose-Ayling-Ellis, and John Whaite are in the middle of intense training as they will perform two dances this weekend, for a place in this year’s final.
Not long to wait!
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special will air on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Credit: Original article published here.