Anton Du Beke's salary: Here's how much he reportedly earns on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is just around the corner! Here's everything we know about one of its most popular judges, Anton Du Beke.

Anton Du Beke's reported six-figure salary for Strictly Come Dancing revealed
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Anton Du Beke's reported six-figure salary for Strictly Come Dancing revealed

Fans cannot wait for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing to begin airing!

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And as the excitement builds for new series this year, the spotlight turns to the familiar faces that will grace the judging panel, Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and the newest celebrity judge of them all, Anton Du Beke.

A seasoned British ballroom dancer and television star, Anton Du Beke, whose journey from a professional dancer to a prominent judge, has captured the hearts of viewers over the years. With a captivating career and an impressive net worth, let's delve into the celebrity's remarkable life and his earnings on the show that made him a prominent name in every British home.

Anton Du Beke's life, from dancer to judge

Born on July 20, 1966, to a Spanish mother and a Hungarian father, Anton Du Beke embarked on a journey that would eventually lead him to become an integral part of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

His life was not always smooth-sailing, as he recently opened up about abuse he faced from his father, who was an alcoholic, at a very young age. He revealed the tragic details of his family and growing up in his childhood home in an interview on Kate Garraway's Life Stories, he said:

The alcoholism and the violence… [it was] towards me, because I was a boy, a young man I suppose.
…You’ve got an alcoholic father and a situation where if you’re in the house [he’s] drinking then you end up with the fights and stuff.
You’d move room to get away from all of it and then he follows you in and the next thing you know the violence starts and then it came to a head one evening. I ended up in hospital for three days.
I got stabbed, I’ve never said this out loud before.

The news of the his father stabbing him when he was just a boy shook the world.

Initially known as Anthony Paul Beke, he decided to adopt a new name for his new image, symbolizing his desire for a fresh start. Anton's passion for dance saw him as one of the founding members of the professional lineup when the show made its debut in 2004. What followed was a remarkable streak, with Anton being the only professional dancer to have participated in every series of Strictly, up until his transition to the judging panel in series 19.

Anton Du Beke's salary for each series of Strictly

According to The Sun, the star's salary for this prestigious role falls in the range of £175,000 to £200,000. His co-judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse are both reportedly paid £200,000, while Shirley Ballas tops the chart being paid a reported salary of £500,000 per series.

Stepping into the shoes of the legendary Bruno Tonioli, Anton Du Beke took on the role of a new judge with enthusiasm and expertise. At the age of 56, he injected new energy into the panel, drawing from his decades of experience in the world of dance.

Although he might not be paid as much as Bruno due to experience, his compensation is undoubtedly substantial, reflecting his significance to the show's dynamic.

The man's financial success isn't just limited to his judging role. During his time as a professional dancer on Strictly, he earned around £65,000 per series. Furthermore, his partnership with fellow dancer Erin Boag has proven to be lucrative. The duo takes their talents on tour, adding an extra layer of income to Anton's financial portfolio. It's believed that these tours contribute an additional £65,000 to his overall earnings, showcasing his versatility and popularity as a performer.

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Anton Du Beke's million-pound net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anton Du Beke's journey from a humble background to a beloved television personality has translated into an impressive net worth of £8 million. Born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, in July 1966, Anton's presence on Strictly Come Dancing since its inception has undoubtedly been a driving force behind the financial success in his life. This million-pound net worth not only speaks to his skill as a dancer and entertainer but also highlights his ability to leverage his love for dancing into a rewarding career.

Beyond his contributions to Strictly, the 57-year-old has left his mark on various platforms throughout the years. The man has authored books such as 'Anton's Dance Class' and 'A-Z on Ballroom Dancing, B is for Ballroom,' demonstrating his dedication to sharing his expertise and passion with others. Additionally, he has presented the UK TV series Hole in the Wall for the BBC, showcasing his versatility as a television star.

A glimpse into Anton's family life with wife Hannah

Before his ascent in the world of ballroom dancing, Anton's beginnings were rooted in sales. His journey from sales to salsa serves as an inspiring testament to his determination to pursue his true love, dancing.

Today, he resides in a sprawling country home in Buckinghamshire, just outside of London, with partner Hannah, his son and daughter, a testament to his hard-earned success.

Not a lot is known about his partner Hannah, aside from the fact that she used to work as a Chief Marketing Officer at a mobile network security company, according to Hello! Magazine. The couple keeps details about their love life and children rather private.

However, Anton has offered glimpses into his home through social media and TV appearances, particularly showcasing his classic rustic kitchen, where he enjoys cooking up incredible meals with his wife and children.

Anton and his wife Hannah are parents to twins - a son and daughter - George and Henrietta, who are now 6 years old. Anton once gave his fans a snippet into his parenting style with his children in an interview with Hello!, specifically when it comes to avoiding gender stereotypes. He said:

We've told them, 'You can do what you like, wear what you like,' but George likes Spiderman and Hot Wheels, and Henrietta likes butterflies and unicorns. He crashes around more than she does. But there was no encouragement in either direction.

Strictly Come Dancing will be airing in autumn this year. While the date has not been officially confirmed, several news outlets have claimed that it will air on 23 September. We can't wait to see Anton, Shirley, Craig, and Motsi, back on our screens!

Read also: Strictly Come Dancing 2023: Here are all the confirmed stars that will dance on the show

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Hello!: Who is Strictly judge Anton du Beke's wife Hannah du Beke? All you need to know about the star's family

Hello!: How much are the celebrities paid on Strictly Come Dancing?

Dailystar: Inside Anton Du Beke's private life – rarely-seen family, net worth and brutal stabbing

Evening Standard: Anton Du Beke tearful after reflecting on relationship with ill mum and childhood abuse

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