Anton Du Beke: Strictly pro struggles through Packed Lunch segment after auto-cue issue

Anton Du Beke: Strictly pro struggles through Packed Lunch segment after auto-cue issue

March 22, 2021

Steph's Packed Lunch: Anton Du Beke admits he's 'struggling'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke admitted live on air that he was struggling through a feature, due to his eyesight. The 54-year-old professional dancer admitted that he was having trouble focusing on a member of the crew, who was standing behind the camera.

He complained that they were standing too far away for him to see properly.

Anton, spoke out after presenting a feature about the Queen and her new Corgi puppies.

“I have to say, that’s rather a long way away from me to be able to see that.

“I’m struggling. I can barely see,” Anton told the show’s host Steph McGovern.

“See what?” the confused Channel 4 star asked.

“The fella over there with the shiny thing that’s pointing in my general direction,” the professional dancer explained.

“I can’t make out what it is?” he added, much to the amusement of his co-star.

Anton was reading an autocue and asking viewers how they chose the name for their pets.

This follows news that Her Majesty the Queen has called her new dogs Fergus and Muick.

Fergus, who is a a Dorgi, a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi, was named after her uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during World War One.

Muick – after Loch Muick – is a beloved beauty spot on the grounds of the Balmoral Estate.

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Ahead of his stint on television, the well-dressed father-of-two took social media to share a behind-the-scenes snap.

“Back in a whistle & flute ready for today’s @PackedLunchC4 with Steph!” he wrote online, using the cockney rhyming slang for suit.

The TV star looked very dapper in a blue blazer and trousers with a coordinating patterned tie.

“See you at 12:30, my loves! Anton,” he signed off, adding the hashtags: “#AntonAttire #packedlunchc4”.

“Looking gorgeous,” wrote one follower in the comments section, while another added: “Love you on the show.”

Steph, 38, also shared a backstage look at today’s show on the picture-sharing site.

She posted a video of Anton during rehearsals for the programme.

He appeared to be wearing a boiler suit and showing DIY expert Jo Behari how to twirl.

“Rehearsals… of what I’m not sure!” Steph captioned her footage along with a laughing emoji.

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