Strictly’s Anton Du Beke says there’s ‘no guarantee’ for his future on the show

Anton Du Beke has confirmed that there are "no guarantees" when it comes to his job on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel.

Although he has received lost of praise after he replaced Bruno Tonioli on the BBC programme, he is none the wiser if producers will invite him back next year, or not.

The Italian choreographer had no choice but to make way for Anton after Covid-19 restrictions had prevented him from travelling back and forth from Strictly in the UK and Dancing With The Stars in America.

This left an opening on the panel for Anton to step-up to a presenting role instead of his usual professional dancing job on the programme.

In spite of his glowing feedback and winning over the Great British public, it has not yet been determined by BBC chiefs if he'll be asked back in 2022 or if his co-star Bruno will return instead.

Speaking to the, Anton confessed his uncertainty over his future on the dancing programme.

When asked about the future as judge, he said: "I don't know!

"I haven't got anything to say because I don't know what anybody's thoughts are."

The Ballroom and Latin Dancing champion went on to add that he didn't feel singled out at this stage, adding that many of his co-stars would be left in limbo too.

He added: "But then there's no guarantee on anyone is there?

"It is a yearly thing with everybody, whether it's the pros, whether it was the judges, every year, they, you know, they either decide to keep or refresh, I say refresh, change, whatever you want to call it."

Meanwhile, over on Strictly Come Dancing's spin off show It Takes Two Tom Fletcher broke down in tears as he discussed his exit from the show.

The McFly singer and his professional partner Amy Dowden performed their Couples Choice to On My Own from Les Misérables – which resulted in the pair being in the bottom two on Sunday's results show.

They went head-to-head with CBBC star Rhys Stephenson and partner Nancy Xu who danced the jive to Footloose.

Speaking to host Rylan, Tom said: "I loved it. It was a really special one.

"I did it for my sister who is a musical theatre actor. It was the first time I had a real personal connection to the dance.

"It felt completely different dancing with an emotional connection like that so I loved it."

Strictly continues Saturday night on BBC one

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