The King and Queen of Ballroom
– the nation’s favourite…..
really are the golden couple of Strictly Come Dancing having appeared in every series from its launch in 2004. Together, they have become household names and are truly treasured across the UK.
Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph was thrilled to be partnered with Anton in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, sadly Anton & Lesley left the competition in week 5 – we miss them both!
They have danced together professionally for over 14 years and become Britain’s most recognised and best regarded ballroom couple, always adding glitz, glamour and elegance to every performance.
Always a firm favourite on Strictly, now meet Anton and Erin in the flesh with Donaheys. We’re offering you an amazing opportunity to learn to dance with these spectacular dancers, learn their techniques and so much more.
Anton is starring in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Day Special.
Learn all about Anton & Erin’s dancing achievements, view photos, videos & merchandise plus their latest news below
Who better to learn to dance with, than the King of Ballroom himself – Anton du Beke and his wonderful partner Erin Boag, who will perform for you up close and personal. Not only learn to dance with the professionals, you can hear all the Strictly gossip, their experiences on the show but also enjoy VIP access to meet Anton and Erin backstage after the show where you’ll get photograph opportunities.
Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag Weekend Break
Village Hotel & Leisure Club, Manchester
Join Strictly Come Dancing Stars Anton & Erin for a fabulous Weekend in Manchester
Dancing With The Stars Weekend
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Join Strictly Come Dancing Stars Anton & Erin, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Aljaz Skorjanec, Janette Manrara plus US National Amateur Ballroom Champions Andres & Veronika End.
Since 2004 Anton & Erin have attended Donahey’s dance weekends, here’s what they say…
‘Paul, you organise the most wonderful events, thank you. We always look forward to Donahey’s events, well done.’ Erin Boag
‘Paul, you’re such a Superstar for organising such a fabulous event’ Anton Du Beke
Anton Du Beke discovered his love of dance at the age of 14 and after leaving school at 16, began his amateur dance career, specialising in ballroom. After Anton partnered with Erin in 1997, they quickly went on to win the New Zealand Championships two years running, as well as the prestigious International Dance Championships at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Erin and Anton turned professional in 2002 and a huge amount of wins and accolades followed, including coming to the attention of the BBC in 2004, and the rest is ballroom history.
Anton has been gracing our screens for several years, from TV presenting on ‘Step up to the Plate’ and ‘Hole in the Wall’, to guest appearances on numerous celebrity programmes and chat shows. But of course Anton is best know for his exceptional ballroom skills on Strictly Come Dancing.
Anton’s 2016 Celebrity partner is actress Lesley Joseph. Lesley became famous as starring in hit sitcom Birds of a Feather. Lesley & Anton look like a fab partnership set to have lots of fun on the dance-floor.
On joining Strictly Lesley said ‘I would be over the moon if I got to Blackpool. Making it to Blackpool and dancing on that ballroom floor is definitely my goal’
In 2015 Anton was delighted to make it to the Strictly Final, finishing in 4th place, with BBC Proms presenter Katie Derham.
Through Strictly, Anton has made ballroom queens of celebrities; Katie Derham, Lesley Garrett CBE, Esther Rantzen OBE, Patsy Palmer, Jan Ravens, Kate Garraway, Gillian Taylforth, Laila Rouass, Ann Widdecombe and Nancy Dell ‘Olio, Supermodel Jerry Hall and Fiona Fullerton.
Learn more about Anton’s dancing profile on his official BBC Strictly Come Dancing profile page.
Erin Boag originally made her name in the highly competitive world of international dance, competing and winning with her partner Anton du Beke, at the New Zealand Championships. Erin has enjoyed a highly successful career both on and off screen.
Erin is the only female dancer to compete in 10 series of Strictly Come Dancing. She has partnered Martin Offiah, Julian Clary, Peter Schmeichel, Willie Thorne, Austin Healey, Ricky Groves, Peter Shilton, Rory Bremner – and in 2012 TV personality Richard Arnold.
Erin came closest to becoming a Mirror Ball Champion with athlete Colin Jackson in 2005, where they were pipped to the post in a sizzling Grand Final with Darren Gough & Lilia Kopylova.
Erin has made her mark as one of the most highly respected female ballroom dancers since Ginger Rogers. Sadly, following 10 successful years on SCD, in 2013 Erin announced she would be stepping down from her time on Strictly.
Speaking on her Strictly retirement Erin said;
‘After ten wonderful years, and with a truly heavy heart, I have decided to decline the BBC’s very kind offer to compete again in series eleven, and have withdrawn from being a competitive dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. It’s been a very hard decision to make, but it’s time for a change and to focus my attention on new challenges. That said, it’s not necessarily farewell to Strictly, as I do hope to continue being a part of the show.‘ Erin Boag – June 2013
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