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Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke To Undergo Screen Test In Bid To Replace Len Goodman

The job still isn't his yet, though.

09/03/2017 09:12 GMT | Updated 09/03/2017 09:56 GMT

Anton Du Beke is one step closer to landing a spot on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judging team, with reports claiming he’s about to film a screen test to determine how well he fits on the panel.

The long-serving ‘Strictly’ pro’s name has repeatedly cropped up in conjunction with a judging role, ever since former Head Judge Len Goodman announced last year that he was stepping down.

According to The Sun, BBC bosses are keen to give Anton a chance, and will use the screen test to help them make up their minds.

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Anton Du Beke at last year's 'Strictly' launch
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However, two names we apparently can rule out are Arlene Phillips and Australian ‘Dancing With The Stars’ judge Helen Richey, who it seems producers have decided won’t be right for the job.

And while it’s been heavily reported that whoever gets the job will be replacing Len, it seems that ballet expert Darcey Bussell will get the new distinction of Head Judge, meaning her decision would be final in the event of a tie-break situation.

A ‘Strictly’ spokesperson declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.

Anton has previously had the backing of Len himself, who said he wants his replacement to be an expert in ballroom, while even controversial former pro James Jordan has said the long-serving professional is the right man for the job.

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