Anton Du Beke turns 55: Youthful Strictly pro on surgery rumours 'They shifted it a bit'

“My ego was around my ankles after getting booted off first this year,” he admitted.

Anton was 50 when he welcomed twins George and Henrietta with wife Hannah, 43, in 2017.

The dancer has since said it was the perfect time for him to become a father during a chat with Steph McGovern on her Channel 4 show, Steph’s Packed Lunch.

He explained: “I couldn’t imagine doing it any other age, of course, because I haven’t.”

The dad-of-two went on: “I wouldn’t have been ready for it earlier in my life.”