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

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.

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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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