Strictly star Anton Du Beke’s sister reveals he was known as ‘gay’ by their abusive father as a result of he needed to be a dancer

Anton Du Beke’s sister has touchingly revealed how their father would drunkenly abuse him for being “gay” and turning in opposition to him for his love of dancing.

The 57-year-old Strictly Come Dancing decide has spoken for the primary time about being stabbed within the abdomen as a toddler by his alcoholic father on Boxing Day, whereas his youthful sister Veronica gave additional particulars about his troubled childhood.

Vernoica, 53 seems on Kate Garraway’s Life Stories which airs tonight at 9pm on ITV1 and is within the viewers as Anton reveals particulars of the surprising assault by the hands of his father which left him in hospital for 3 days.

Vernoica tells this system: ‘My father, I don’t suppose he was that impressed with Anton’s dancing, he all the time known as him homosexual, he turned in opposition to Anton.

“My father’s drinking affected his mood. He was mean. He wasn’t a nice person when he was drunk.’

Heartbreaking: Anton Du Beke’s sister Veronica (pictured) has touchingly revealed how their father would drunkenly abuse him for being ‘gay’ and turned against him for his love of dancing

Ordeal: The 57-year-old Strictly Come Dancing judge has spoken for the first time about how he was stabbed in the stomach as a child by his alcoholic father on Boxing Day

Family: Anon and his sister pictured with their mother Ascension

Speaking of the impact of their dad’s alcoholism on family life, she adds, “My dad drank his money down the toilet so mom worked nights at a nursing home, she wasn’t around the house, she wasn’t there to really help us.” to guard. ‘

Born to a Spanish mother and Hungarian father, Du Beke discovered his flair for dancing after picking up his sister Veronica from a local studio in Sevenoaks, where the family lived on a council estate.

She tells the program: “My mom sent him to take me home because it was getting dark and he came in.”

After dropping out of school without any qualifications so he could pursue a dancing career, Vernoica reveals that Anton’s father insulted him much more.

She tells the programme: ‘My dad put him down for it (dancing), called him gay for doing it, but that would have the effect on him (Anton) that he would want to be the best. He’s not Tony Bek who grew up on a council property, he’s Anton Du Beke, the showman.’

Anton and Veronica each speak touchingly in regards to the ethical and monetary assist their mom offered to assist him turn out to be a dancer.

Kate Garraway reveals that Anton’s mom, Ascension, who lives in Spain, would have been within the viewers, however was unable to journey attributable to unwell well being.

Elsewhere throughout the interview, Anton revealed that he was stabbed within the abdomen and leg by his father as a toddler on Boxing Day, which left him hospitalized for 3 days.

Interview: Vernoica, 53 seems on Kate Garraway’s Life Stories airing tonight at 9pm on ITV1 and is within the viewers as Anton reveals particulars of his father’s surprising assault

Family: Anton Du Beke pictured as a child along with his mom Ascension

Anton stated, “It came to a head one night. I ended up in the hospital for three days. I was stabbed in the leg and stomach’

Close: Anton and his sister have remained close (pictured together)

The Strictly star said the shocking incident happened while he was living in the family home on a council estate in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Author, dancer and jury member: Life of Strictly’s Anton Du Beke

Anton Du Beke was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, to a Spanish mother and Hungarian father.

He discovered a passion for dancing after picking up his sister Veronica from a local studio in town.

Du Beke was Strictly Come Dancing’s longest serving professional dancer and was a regular on the BBC One series from the start.

He then traded the dance floor for the jury to take over from departing jury member Bruno Tonioli in 2021.

His celebrity partners over the years have included former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, soap star Emma Barton and politician Ann Widdecombe.

Aside from the dance floor, Du Beke is an author who has published novels including We’ll Meet Again, One Enchanted Evening, and A Christmas To Remember.

His solo tour An Audience With Anton Du Beke starts this month.

The professional dancer added that the revelations are likely to come as a surprise to his friends and family as it is the first time in his “entire life” that he has spoken about it.

Garraway asks him, “Was the violence against you?” Du Beke replies: ‘I, yes. I’ve truly by no means talked about this in my total life. I needed a recent begin, and a brand new starting. I imply, I ended up within the hospital for 3 days, nevertheless it was…”

Garraway stated, “Did you do that?” Du Beke replied, “Yes.” Garraway then requested, “Why, what happened?” Du Beke stated: ‘I am, I have been stabbed. I’ve by no means stated this out loud earlier than.’

After the clip performed, Garraway stated on the GMB studio, “It was very, very, seriously… physically, medically and obviously emotionally devastating.”

She added, “He’d go on to say how it didn’t work (hold him back) and he’d go on with the triumphs he’s had and the other struggles he’s had along the way.”

‘And that’s the purpose, isn’t it? That’s the lesson you need younger folks and different individuals who could also be main violent, tough, distressing lives to take a look at and suppose ‘well we can move forward and not let it define us’.

Anton had no contact along with his father after his dad and mom’ divorce in his early 20s, solely listening to about him once more after he handed away in 2001.

Discussing the decision he acquired from the coroner’s workplace, Du Beke admitted that he instructed them to name again after his mom returned dwelling as a result of he “knew why” they known as and didn’t wish to speak about it.

He stated, “I knew he was going to inform me my father had died and I didn’t care. Or wish to know. He was a stranger to me. That sounds a bit harsh and I don’t wish to sound like that.’

Actor Omid Djalili and Ruby Wax additionally spoke with Garraway for this collection of Life Stories.

Kate Garraway’s Life Stories airs tonight (Wednesday) at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX

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