Anton Du Beke mortified for Dan Walker after disappointing Strictly performance

Professional dancers Ian and Vincent make fun of Anton du Beke's age

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BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker was performing the Foxtrot to Once Upon a Dream by Seth MacFarlane, from Sleeping Beauty. Dan took on the role of Prince Charming and was hoping to woo the judges but he left Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke squirming.

After their routine came to an end, host Tess Daly was keen to get the judges’ feedback and Anton admitted he wasn’t a fan of the romantic number.

Tess began: “Did our Prince get the royal seal of approval from the King of the Ballroom, Anton?”

“Oh, I wanted to say ‘Arise Sir Daniel,’ but you went wrong,” Anton pointed out.

Dan sighed: “I know,” as the judge continued: “I can’t tell you who is more disappointed, me or you quite frankly, because you were dancing it quite elegantly.

“The dancing at the beginning was super, your line is tremendous, you’ve got incredible posture, and your arms are improving, there’s so much, your footwork needs a bit of work but then you went wrong.

“I’m absolutely mortified for you because I was going to give you 25 points.”

“If it makes you feel any better I’m absolutely gutted as well,” Dan explained.

Anton reassured him: “Hard luck my old sausage, it wasn’t a bad effort.”

Dan received a host of low scores from the judges with Craig Revel Horwood awarding him a three.

Motsi Mabuse gave the journalist a five while Anton Du Beke awarded a six.

However, Shirley Ballas was more generous with her scoring giving a seven.

Dan ended with a total of 21 points meaning he will need plenty of votes from the public to stay in the competition.

Ahead of Saturday night’s live show Greg Wise was once again the favourite to be eliminated next.

He performed a Paso Doble with Karen Hauer to the James Bond Theme and will be hoping it thrilled viewers at home.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes revealed one in three elimination bets were in favour of Greg leaving on Sunday’s results show.

He is heavily backed for an exit at 2/1 with Ruby star Ugo Monye close behind with offs of 3/1 to leave.

Meanwhile, after missing one week and plenty of rehearsal time, Tom Fletcher is favoured to leave with odds of 25/1.

Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Greg’s days on Strictly look numbered as far as the betting is concerned, but equally it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to some punters to see a shock exit for former favourite Tom.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday on BBC One at 7.10pm

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