Strictly’s Anton du Beke closest to scoring Glitterball trophy after 15 years

Anton du Beke has his eye firmly on the Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball trophy after 15 years of missing out.

The popular professional dancer has never won the BBC One show after being partnered with the likes of Ann Widdecombe and Nancy Dell’Ollio in the past.

But he’s a step closer to victory after making it into the semi-finals at the weekend with celeb partner – EastEnders’ Emma Barton.

Their Charleston earned them an almost perfect score of 39 – Anton’s highest ever mark in the competition.

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Fan-favourite Anton, 53, who has been on every series since the show started in 2004, tweeted: “SEMIFINALS here we come!!

“Huge congratulations to my incredible partner Emma Barton for such an amazing performance… and huge thanks to everyone who voted for us!

“That Glitterball’s another week closer, my loves – just phenomenal!!”

And Emma, 43, added that she was “beaming” to be joining Karim Zeroual, Chris Ramsey and Kelvin Fletcher as semi-finalists.

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She tweeted: “Well OMG!!!! We are through to the Semi Finals.

“Thank you all for voting & for your lovely messages. @mrantondubeke are thrilled… In fact BEAMING!

And head judge Shirley Ballas has backed them to get through this week.

She said: “I am willing to predict that Emma will be in the final.”

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