Ruth Langsford Reveals Secret About Strictly Partner Anton Du Beke That May Surprise You...


It's pretty clear to all her fans that Ruth Langsford is absolutely loving her Strictly Come Dancing journey. Although the live shows haven't actually started yet, she's well underway with training, regularly posting updates on how her foray into the world of ballroom is going.

Ruth was of course paired with long-standing professional dancer Anton Du Beke on the Strictly launch show, much to her delight.


The pair then quickly threw themselves straight into rehersals for the show, which begins on 23rd September.

But there's one thing that's slightly odd about the pair's rehearsal days...

Speaking exclusively to Woman & Home, Ruth revealed that, unlike most, Anton doesn't stoop to the lows of wearing a tracksuit or workout gear to rehearse his Strictly moves. Oh no, according to his partner, he always shows up to their daily rehearsals fully kitted out in a three-piece suit.

Ruth revealed, "Anton Du Beke always trains in a shirt, trousers and tie!

"The other day he came in in a three piece suit! And he actually danced in this suit. When I arrived on my first day of training in leggings and a workout top, he came in in really smart trousers, a jumper, a shirt, and a tie.

"And we were chatting, and I said to him ‘Are you going to change?', and he said no! And I said ‘What?! You're dancing in that?', and I said ‘Oh yes!'. So that's my little secret - Anton Du Beke is the smartest man alive."

But clearly, Anton's smart attire isn't distracting from Ruth's progress in the dance studio, as the pro partner recently admitted that he'd call Ruth an A* student.

In a video posted on the official Strictly Twitter account, Anton said, "There are A students, there are A* students, and there are AAA* students, and that is Ruth. What a pupil, what a partner."


Quite the praise indeed! We wonder how the pair will fare on Saturday's live show? We're keeping our fingers crossed for you Ruth and Anton!

Amy Hunt

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