STRICTLY Come Dancing followers have dubbed Anton Du Beke “the brand new Len Goodman” after he crammed in for an isolating Motsi Mabuse.
The present stalwart, who’s the one remaining authentic skilled dancer, went down a storm together with his judging debut.
Anton Du Beke was likened to Len Goodman on tonight’s Strictly
Trying sensible in a black swimsuit and bow tie, Anton was praised for his constructive criticism and enthusiasm.
However most of all, he reminded them of former head choose Len, who left the present in 2016.
One wrote on Twitter: “Anton on Strictly is sort of a junior Len #StrictlyComeDancing.”
A second posted: “Anton sounds a lot like Len, each time they minimize away I’m all the time like ‘wait’ #Strictly.”
A 3rd shared: “Anton actually is channelling Len. And in opposition to my higher judgement, it’s working #Strictly.”
Len Goodman was the top choose till 2016Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Motsi Mabuse tuned in from her dwelling
Previous to taking the new seat, Anton revealed he was “honoured and overwhelmed” to fill in for Mosti as she isolates after an pressing journey to Germany.
The star’s dance faculty within the nation was focused by thieves prompting her to return.
Present veteran Anton beamed with delight on It Takes Two with host Gethin Jones.
He stated: “To be requested to fill in for Motsi is an absolute honour.
Strictly’s Anton Du Beke will step in for Motsi Mabuse this weekend
“I am so thrilled, honoured overwhelmed. I really like the present a lot and to be part of it because the starting, the one one left, it simply fills my coronary heart with pleasure.
“To be requested to fill in is the largest praise.”
The Solar revealed the veteran dance skilled is moving into Motsi’s shoes as she isolates at home for 2 weeks.
He appeared on It Takes Two this week
Anton gave the impression to be the apparent selection after he was booted out within the first week with former House Secretary Jacqui Smith.
Earlier than his new position was introduced, he was requested if would take into account being a choose on podcast Pushed Celebrities.
“In a heartbeat,” he stated.
Anton du Beke is able to sit on the judging panelCredit score: BBC
Motsi Mabuse will miss two stay Strictly exhibits as she isolates after making an pressing journey to GermanyCredit score: Rex Options
“I would not dangle up the footwear in any respect, as a result of I really like being out in entrance and performing.
“I do have a little bit of time on my arms now, so I do not know of a greater method to fill it fairly frankly.
“If that chance got here up, would not or not it’s good?
“I am perpetually pert and prepared. I am starched to an inch of my life, prepared for the nod.”
Motsi introduced her compelled break from the present on Twitter final evening.
She wrote: “Hello Guys – Earlier this week I wanted to journey to Germany for an pressing motive. I’ll after all be following the UK Authorities tips and self-isolating for 14 days. I will be watching from dwelling and by the ability of know-how, must be in your residing rooms.
Strictly bosses confirmed The Solar’s storyCredit score: BBC
“Be careful although, I will be doing my very own hair and make-up!”
It comes as Nicola Adams and Katya Jones have been compelled off the present after the professional dancer examined constructive for coronavirus.
Neither of them will probably be allowed to return to the BBC dance hit after the stunning information – leaving a gaping gap within the line-up.
Strictly’s Rylan Clark-Neal has also been forced to miss two weeks of It Takes Two and his Radio 2 present after contact with coronavirus.
Anton was booted out within the first week with accomplice Jacqui Smith