Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke admits he fears getting the axe

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Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke has revealed his fears over being axed from the BBC show.

In a recent interview with The Mirror, the professional dancer opened up about how grateful he is to still be a part of the series, but admitted he worries about the future.

"I’m the luckiest guy in the world," he said. "I’m walking through fields of gold. But that doesn’t mean I don’t worry. I work in this peculiar business called show and you always think it might end tomorrow."

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He continued: "Look at poor old Brendan [Cole]. I love him dearly. But one day you’re in; the next, you’re out.

“I still see him. He’s doing great. He and his wife had a second baby, a little boy. He’s earning a decent living. But being let go by Strictly knocked him. Massively, I think. It must have done. And it wasn’t his decision."

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Nonetheless, Anton is still going strong on the show and during this week's Blackpool special, Anton achieved his first ever 10 after impressing the judges alongside partner Emma Barton.

The pair were awarded a 10 by both Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli for their American Smooth to 'Let's Face the Music and Dance'.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 airs on BBC One.

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