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Anton du Beke announces NEW project!

Lizzy DeningStrictly
Anton du Beke announces NEW project!

We're very fond of dancer Anton du Beke - and currently on tenterhooks to hear whether he'll be returning to Strictly - but in the meantime there's good news for Anton fans, as he's recently signed a book deal!

We had no idea about this secret side to the Strictly Come Dancing star, but it turns out the clever chap has written a historical novel. One Enchanted Evening plays homage to his dancing roots, as it's set around a London hotel ballroom during the build up to World War II.

Who knows when he had time to put pen to paper, what with his gruelling schedule for Strictly, his own dancing tours AND the birth of twin babies (one of each!) last year. It makes us feel exhausted just thinking about it. 

"I've always loved a good story," says Anton, "Until now I've only told them through dance. Now it's time to take them to the page. It's a huge challenge for me but one I am thrilled to be undertaking."


He added: "I hope my readers will be as enchanted by my book as they would be by a perfect 10 for one of my routines."

Anton has been part of Strictly Come Dancing since it started 15 years ago but still hasn't heard whether he'll be returning for the next series.

He's recently commented on the departure of his friend Brendan Cole.

One Enchanted Evening will be published by Bonnier Zaffre this autumn.

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