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2010-11-08 05:40:00

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Leisure Hotels has announced it will be offering a series of Strictly Come Dancing Experience Breaks. The breaks will feature some of the most popular Strictly Professional Dancing Stars and judges from the TV show and they have been arranged in exclusive collaboration with BBC Worldwide. The Strictly Professional Dancing Stars appearing at the breaks are Anne Widdecombe's partner Anton Du Beke with his professional partner...

2009-10-04 13:33:28

Professional dancer Anton Du Beke of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing says he is not a racist despite calling TV star Laila Rouass a Paki. De Beke admitted to using the term of abuse for a Pakistani in reference to Rouass, known for her role on Footballers' Wives, and said he has since apologized for the remark, The Sunday Telegraph reported. There was no racist intent whatsoever but I accept that it is a term which causes offense and I regret my use of it, which was done without...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

A viewers' vote left Taylforth and partner Anton du Beke in the bottom two alongside former model Jodie Kidd and dance partner Ian Waite.The couples were asked to perform their foxtrots again and the show's judges decided Kidd deserved to stay.Taylforth, who played cafe owner Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera, became the first female celebrity to leave the series."I have really enjoyed myself, it's been great. Anton's wonderful," she said.Getting the boot in week two was also disappointing...

2008-09-29 00:00:22

STRICTLY Come Dancing's judging panel told former EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth to step out of the TV dance show last night. A viewers' vote left Taylforth and partner Anton du Beke in the bottom two alongside former model Jodie Kidd and dance partner Ian Waite. The couples were asked to perform their foxtrots again and the show's judges decided Kidd deserved to stay. Taylforth, who played cafe owner Kathy Beale on the BBC soap opera, became the first female to leave the series....

2008-07-30 00:00:31

After the popularity of Strictly Come Dancing on television, two of its stars - Anton du Beke and Erin Boag - have taken to the stage in a glamorous celebration of ballroom and Latin song and dance that quicksteps to the Plymouth Pavilions next year. Accompanied by world salsa champions Chris Marques and Jaclyn Spencer, Anton and Erin will combine sophistication and seduction in an exhilarating mix of dance styles from the tango, rumba and cha- cha-cha to the ballroom elegance of the waltz...

2008-07-27 18:00:27

By KEVIN O'SULLIVAN ONLY two new Beeb cooking shows this week. On Eating With The Enemy (BBC2) amateurs were humiliated by smartarse critics. And Step Up To The Plate (BBC1) was hosted by dancer Anton du Beke. Why? (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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