12/12/2019 12:23 GMT

Strictly's Anton Du Beke Reveals Embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunction He Suffered In Semi-Final

The pro dancer had a mishap during his Cha Cha with partner Emma Barton – but viewers didn't manage to spot it.

Anton Du Beke is currently riding the crest of a wave after reaching the Strictly Come Dancing final, but he has revealed he suffered some embarrassment getting there. 

The pro dancer admitted that he split his trousers during his semi-final performance with partner Emma Barton

The pair were seen dancing the Cha Cha during last Saturday’s live show, with Anton’s enthusiastic moves causing a wardrobe malfunction. 

While viewers didn’t see the mishap, host It Takes Two, Zoe Ball, couldn’t help but tease him about it during an appearance on the spin-off show on Wednesday night. 

Emma Barton and Anton Du Beke on It Takes Two

She said: “You had so much fun that you split your trousers, sir.”

Anton replied: “I was like, ‘ooh hello’. That was a bit unexpected.”

“Was there a bit of a draft?” Zoe probed. 

Anton laughed as he said: “Yeah, I was like, ‘oh hello, save yourself, on you go’.”

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Emma and Anton danced the Cha Cha last week

He added of their second performance that night: “But you’re exactly right, we knew what we were doing later with the waltz, so this was that end of the spectrum and the waltz was the other end of the spectrum.

“So we got a bit frenzied doing Latin, there was fear and excitement, and we were really pleased with it.”

This week’s live final will see Emma and Anton go up against Kelvin Fletcher and Oti Mabuse and Karim Zeroual and Amy Dowden in a bid to win the Glitterball trophy. 

Emma, Kelvin and Karim will battle it out for the Glitterball trophy

Each couple will perform three dances – a previous routine chosen by the judges, their favourite dance of the series and a specially created showdance. 

While the judges will still be giving their scores, it is only the public’s votes that will count towards who wins the series. 

Find out who will be crowned the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 champion on Saturday at 7.10pm on BBC One. 

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