Strictly’s Anton Du Beke says his wife refused to dance with him when they first met

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Anton Du Beke has revealed that his wife Hannah “rejected” his offer of a dance when they first met – but it made him fancy her more.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 55, dished on his marriage on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch on Tuesday (February 8).

Telling the tale of how he met his spouse Hannah Summers, who he’s been married to since 2017, he said he was “instantly attracted to her”.

Anton said: “I was instantly attracted to her. We were across a table and she did that thing you girls do that you say isn’t flirting…



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Anton told Steph’s Packed Lunch that his wife Hannah rejected his dance offer

“As the evening wore on, I asked her to dance and she said no! She actually rejected my dancing advance… Which made me find her even more attractive and hilarious at the same time.”

Anton and Hannah clearly hit off though, because they now live in Buckinghamshire with their twins George and Henrietta, who were born in March 2017.

It comes as Anton is set to return to the stage with his Strictly pal and dance partner Erin Boag.



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Anton and Hannah have been married since 2017 – and they share their twins George and Henrietta

Anton and Erin have danced together for 25 years, and will now tour the UK with their Showtime dance show after they were forced to pause their 2021 tour amid Covid complications.

Erin revealed the moment she first met Anton, and she claims the ballroom dancer “pranced into the studio” to make a grand entrance.

Erin said: “Nothing has changes in 25 years. I think I met you about 26 years ago. You can never just walk into a room like a normal person, there always has to be some sort of grand entrance. And that’s exactly what you did the first time I met you. You walked in the studio, you pranced into the studio…”



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Anton is set to tour with his long-term dance partner Erin Boag

Anton cut in: “What do you mean I pranced into the studio?”

Erin went on: “You did. I think it had been raining, he had an umbrella he was swinging. Someone said ‘Anton this is Erin’ and you grabbed me, swung me and gave me a dip, pulled me up and you said, ‘Where are you from?’ I said New Zealand and you said, ‘Oh that’s unfortunate’.”

Anton fired back: “Did I? I was probably being charming!”

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