Speaking about the possibility of sitting alongside Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse, he admitted no one had approached him.
‘Well, there has been no chat to me about that,’ the Mirror states he said in a Q&A session.
‘There is no intention for them to whip me onto the judging panel, sadly.
‘I’ve got a bit of time on my hands, I’d love to sit in for the rest of the series.’
He added that he didn’t think he was ‘ever in their thinking’.
Anton has been a Strictly staple since the very first series of the show, so it’s no surprise fans were desperate to have him stay after his exit.
The pair became the first Strictly casualty after two stints on the dance floor – with Jacqui becoming emotional on her exit.
‘I had the greatest adventure it’s possible to imagine,’ she told Tess Daly. ‘I’m just sorry I can’t continue it with this man who has been absolutely fantastic and gorgeous to be with.
‘But I don’t feel too much shame in losing to these guys because they are a fantastic bunch of dancers, they really are.
‘So I’ll be watching you and supporting you.’
Anton replied: ‘I’ve loved every second of being in the studio with you. We have laughed, you have a shocking sense of humour I can’t begin to tell you.
‘You are just the best and I’ve loved it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7.25pm, with the results show on Sunday at 7.25pm on BBC One.
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