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Anton Du Beke jokes that in the past tense he spent ‘internal sobbing’ on the Strict dance floor

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Strictly’s Anton Du Beke leaves audiences hysterical by alluding to his failed attempts to create the Glitterball, joking that he “spent many evenings internally crying on the dance floor”










Anton Du Beke of Strictly Come Dancing made a hilarious reference to his multiple failed attempts to claim the Glitterball trophy, joking that he “spent many evenings internally crying on the dance floor.”

While giving his verdict on Tom Fletcher’s Couple’s Choice dance with Amy Dowden, the dancer urged the McFly frontman to show more emotion and hilariously drew on his own experience.

Anton joked, ‘I’ve spent many evenings on the Strictly Come Dancing floor, sobbing to myself!’ before he and the audience started laughing at the reference.

Hilarious: Anton Du Beke admitted on Saturday night in Strictly Come Dancing that he spent a lot of time ‘internally sobbing’ on the dance floor while working as a professional

The professional, who has taken on the role of judge, has never had any luck with his celebrity pairings and failed to win the Glitterball trophy in his 16-year tenure on the show.

In the past, he was known for his comedy dances with Ann Widdecombe and Nancy Dell’Olio.

He reached the final in 2015 with Katie Derham, but lost and finished fourth.

Funny: In the past he was known for his comedy dances with Ann Widdecombe (photo, 2010) and Nancy Dell'Olio

Funny: In the past he was known for his comedy dances with Ann Widdecombe (photo, 2010) and Nancy Dell’Olio

Funny: While giving his verdict on Tom Fletcher's couple dance, he urged the McFly frontman to show more emotion and hilariously drew on his own experience

Funny: While giving his verdict on Tom Fletcher’s couple dance, he urged the McFly frontman to show more emotion and hilariously drew on his own experience

It happened again in 2019 when he reached the final with Emma Barton but failed to impress enough to pick up the trophy.

He has also been linked to Kate Garraway, Ruth Langsford and Susannah Constantine.

Anton’s assessment of Tom’s dance continued when he said, ‘I must say I enjoyed it, you were more powerful. I enjoyed the performance and I enjoy the Musicals Week.

“My only criticism is that I could see exactly what was coming when you started coming to me.”

“That means you were thinking too much, let it go and enjoy.”

Oh no: The professional, who took on the role of judge, never had any luck with his celebrity pairings and never won the Glitterball trophy;  in the picture with Nancy Dell'Olio in 2011

Oh no: The professional, who took on the role of judge, never had any luck with his celebrity pairings and never won the Glitterball trophy; in the picture with Nancy Dell’Olio in 2011

Elsewhere, Shirley Ballas told Tom to let his emotions go in order to improve his performance and scored 31 in total, leaving them together at the bottom of the standings alongside Dan Walker.

Tom told Claudia: ‘I have loved this week and every second of that performance. Music theater is such a big part of my life and that of my family and I’m so glad I got to do that dance.’

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, meanwhile, scored a perfect 40 for their pair’s pick, putting them at the top of the standings.

Disappointing: Anton's verdict on Tom's dance continued when he said: 'I must say I enjoyed it, you were more powerful.  I enjoyed the performance and I enjoy the Musicals Week.'  They scored 31 points

Disappointing: Anton’s verdict on Tom’s dance continued when he said: ‘I must say I enjoyed it, you were more powerful. I enjoyed the performance and I enjoy the Musicals Week.’ They scored 31 points

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