Anton Du Beke wants to partner Bake Off's Mel on Strictly

Anton Du Beke would love to have 'The Great British Bake Off' presenter Mel Giedroyc as his partner on this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'

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Anton Du Beke

Anton Du Beke wants Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc to be his next 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner.

The 47-year-old professional dancer - who has been partnering celebrity contestants on the show since 2004 - would love to see 'The Great British Bake Off' presenter join him on the series.

Anton - who is appearing alongside Mel on Channel 4 game show 'Draw It' tonight (08.05.14) and tomorrow (09.05.14) - bonded with the comedienne over their shared sense of humour and likened her quick wit to former 'Strictly' host Sir Bruce Forsyth, who has retired from presenting the series.

When asked who he'd like to be his next partner, Anton exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Mel is tremendous. We'd have a lot of fun together Mel and I. She is a lot of fun. You never know. All being well if they ask me back I'm sure we'll all have a great time.

He added: "I know it's an obvious thing to say she's very funny but she's very quick. Tremendous. She's a great one liner. Like myself, I'm a bit of a one liner and Brucie's a one liner, she'll come out with a one liner or a line rather than a monologue. She's just hilarious. In the future if she did decide she wanted to do Strictly Come Dancing and she wanted to dance with me. I think we'd have a great time together."

Although Anton is keen for Mel to join him on the show, he admitted that many of his partners have struggled to live up to his "favourite" contestant Anne Widdecombe, with whom he made it to the 10th week of the competition in 2010.

He said: "It's difficult to look too far beyond the fabulous Anne Widdecombe as a favourite partner. She's quite a legend. For me 'Strictly Come Dancing' is that. That sort of fun I had with Anne. She was such an unexpected hit. We had great chemistry and a great rapport. I'm very fond of her. I think she's a great woman.

"She really embraced 'Strictly Come Dancing' and that's what 'Strictly Come Dancing' is for me. I never mind who I dance with as long as I have a bit of fun like I did with Anne."

'Draw It!' is on Channel 4 every week day at 4.30pm

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