Anton Du Beke Working With Bruce Forsyth

Anton Du Beke on Lorraine

Anton Du Beke spoke to ITV’s 'Lorraine' this morning about teaming up with Bruce Forsyth once again and taking Lorraine for a spin on the dancefloor. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, Anton Du Beke revealed that Bruce
will be a part of his new project which sees him celebrating The Great American Songbook. On inviting his pal Bruce along to the show, Anton said:

“I mentioned it to Brucie a couple of weeks ago… he called me a few days ago and said ‘I think I’m going to come along and do a couple of songs’ so Brucie is coming along and he’s going to do a couple of numbers so there you are!”

And on the entertainer’s departure from 'Strictly Come Dancing', Anton said:

“I’m going to miss him enormously because he has always been my hero, even pre 'Strictly Come Dancing' so when the idea of 'Strictly Come Dancing' came around and Bruce was going to be the host, well for me this is the greatest thing in the world! And I absolutely love him and I’m thrilled to be able to say that we’ve become close friends. I say that from my perspective, he might see it as another story of course!”

And on filling Bruce’s boots as presenter of the show, Anton said he would have liked to take on the mantle but will be supporting Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman:
“It would have been lovely but anybody would have loved that job. The two girls are going to be great and the great thing about the two girls doing it is that we’re familiar with them of course because they’ve done it when Bruce has been off, so they’re going to be lovely. I’m looking forward to it really… [Looking at a picture of Tess and Claudia] Look at that as a combination! It’s just going to be super!... lt should be a great year and I get to dance which is going to be lovely.”

Anton was adamant that Lorraine should join him on the dancefloor for the next series saying:

“I think you should do it with me this year, I think you and I should do it… Let’s do it!”

Commenting on Lorraine’s shorts which she was wearing for a fashion item today, he joked:

”I reckon we could sequin those up, we’d be away!”

Lorraine laughed it off,

“Not a chance!”

- Lorraine
- Anton Du Beke
- Bruce Forsyth
- itv

Written by: TomSouthwell
Jul 1st, 2014, 6:33 am

Image & press release courtesy of itv's Lorraine

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