Anton Du Beke, the host of Strictly Come Dancing, reveals that this year’s contestants are ‘getting on my nerves.’


STRICTLY COME DANCING’S newest judge and former professional Anton Du Beke has confessed he has a problem with the stars in this year’s competition.

Long-term Strictly Come Dancing professional-turned-judge Anton Du Beke, 55, said the celebrity contestants taking part in this year’s hit BBC show are “getting on my nerves” as he spoke to host Tess Daly on Sunday night’s results show. It comes as week three of the competition drew to a close and the judges discussed the stand-out moments from the week.

Saturday’s instalment saw the glitz and glamour of movie week, where the contestants dazzled to iconic soundtracks from the big screen.

As Tess stated the competition was “hotting up”, Anton admitted he had some frustrations.

“So four couples have made it through to another week,” Tess commented following the announcement of some of the lucky pairings who found out they had made it through earlier than the others.

She continued: “Anton, the leaderboard was really impressive again, wasn’t it? On Saturday night. I mean, the competition is heating up.”

“It’s so strong,” the ballroom and Latin expert replied. “I can’t believe it’s week three.

“I mean the leaderboard – the totals on the leaderboard are incredible.

“Tens in week three! It took me 15 years to get a 10, they’re getting it on week 3.”

Tess, 52, answered: “I know!” as Anton admitted: “It’s getting on my nerves if I’m honest with you, getting on my nerves.

“It’s a very, very high standard.” The conversation took place before the two couples facing the dance-off had been announced.

In a shock result, presenter Judi Love and dance partner Graziano Di Prima found themselves in the bottom two.

For the second week in a row, actress Katie McGlynn and Gorka Márquez joined them to face a potential elimination.

After both couples had performed, the judges decided to save Judi and Graziano.


Explaining his decision, Craig Revel Horwood, 56, commented: “I think both couples did really well actually, in the dance-off itself.

“There was one couple for me that actually shone brighter in the performance and got their swivel improved, and that is Judi and Graziano.”

Fellow judge Motsi Mabuse also opted to save Judi, while Anton voted to keep Katie in the competition.

“It really is not the nicest part of the show,” he began.

“I felt that both the couples danced very, very well. I. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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