Strictly star Anton Du Beke’s extraordinary journey from council estate to ballroom


Anton Du Beke opens up about his life and upbringing in Kate Garraway’s Life Stories tonight.

Kate is once again taking the helm of the iconic Life Stories show for brand new episodes featuring a new line up of guests.

Tonight, Kate welcomes entertainer, author, and Strictly Come Dancing sensation Anton Du Beke to her show.

Kate Garraway's Life Stories on ITV and ITV Hub. ©ITV Plc
Kate Garraway’s Life Stories on ITV and ITV Hub. ©ITV Plc

Exploring his journey from humble beginnings on a Kent council estate to his triumph of winning a National Television Award for best TV judge, Kate dives deep into Du Beke’s extraordinary ascent from a local dance school to the grand stage of British television.

However, beneath the glamorous façade, this interview unveils Anton’s years of personal challenges and hardships, some of which he opens up about for the first time. The conversation is a potent and moving exploration of his life.

Kate Garraway’s Life Stories airs tonight at 9PM on ITV1 and ITVX

The new series continues weekly with future appearances by comedians Ruby Wax and Omid Djalili.

Previous guests who have joined Kate on the program include Welsh singer-songwriter Charlotte Church, renowned TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain, and football legend John Barnes.

Kate assumed the role of host in 2022, succeeding Piers Morgan who had been at the helm for over a decade.

You can catch up with Kate & Piers’ chat as well as other past Life Stories episodes on the ITVX website