The highly regarded professional went through many mishaps and celebrity crises during his 16 years on TVdance.
Now locked out at home, he can’t escape two tasks – potty training for his three-year-old twins. Anton, 53, said: “Training in the bathroom is certainly more difficult than strictly. “
So, the other parents will no doubt sympathize when the faithful of the show reveals that he is impatiently awaiting the return of the successful show.
Anton, who has been in Strictly since the first series in 2004, said it was the “greatest gift” and that he would not leave like dancers Kevin Clifton and AJ Pritchard.
In fact, Anton, a finalist with EastEnders star Emma Barton in September, says it’s better than ever.
Speaking to The Sunday People about AJ and Kevin, he said, “I haven’t seen him coming and I haven’t spoken to any of them. Will they regret it? It depends.
“Strictly, it’s a big machine and when you have the opportunity to get involved, it’s like the best gift you’ve ever received.
“I feel so lucky to have been there from the start and I never played with the idea of leaving because I love to do it. “
Strictly never far from his mind, but Anton said he is currently focusing on his family.
He likes being locked up with his wife Hannah, 42, and George and Henrietta, three, in their Buckinghamshire home, despite training in the restroom.
He said, “There are more accidents with toilet training than with Strictly, and I’m more of an expert in Strictly than I am with diaper training.
“I didn’t get them to understand the concept of saying” Dad, I want to pee “before I have a pee.
“They surprise you every day with the wonderful things they say and do and I’m having the best time.
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“I can play with them every day and read a bedtime story every night.
“I love waking up in the morning knowing that I don’t have to get in the car to go anywhere. Before, I spent my time doing my dance stuff and going to rehearsals. “
Anton is optimistic that Strictly will be back on the screens later this year. But he admits there are question marks over whether the BBC series will continue into the fall.
Currently, he is writing a book and teaching online dance lessons, Elevenses with Anton, for isolated people.
He said, “You worry about not working when you still have a family to support. But the advantage – if there is an advantage – is that we are all healthy and, as Brucie has always said, you have to “Keep dancing!” “”
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