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Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke to release debut novel this Autumn

The Strictly pro will release One Enchanted Evening later this year.

Anton Du Beke
Credit: Bonnier Zaffre

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Anton Du Beke will release his debut novel One Enchanted Evening this autumn.

The book has been acquired by Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, and is set around a London hotel ballroom in the lead up to World War II. Eleanor Dryden, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired World rights to the “sweeping, historical” debut from Kerr MacRae, MacRae LPA, and talent agent Melissa Chappell at I Will Know Someone.

Anton Du Beke, said, “I’ve always loved a good story. Until now I’ve only told them through dance. Now it’s time to take them to the page. It’s a huge challenge for me but one I am thrilled to be undertaking with the team at Bonnier Zaffre. I hope my readers will be as enchanted by my book as they would be by a perfect 10 for one of my routines.”

Eleanor Dryden, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, commented: “Anton has been enchanting us for years on the dance floor and now it’s time to bring his storytelling talent to the world. He’s as charming and creative off stage as he is on it and we could not be more excited to be working with him on this wonderful novel. I guarantee it will sweep you off your feet!”

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The synopsis for One Enchanted Evening is:

London, 1936.

Inside the spectacular ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty, rub shoulders with the talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them, and sweep away their cares. From behind plush curtains and discreet doors, the unseen staff of the hotel dream and listen – and watch…

The storm clouds of war are gathering, and beneath the glitz and glamour of the ballroom lurks an irresistible world of scandal and secrets.

Let’s dance…

Du Beke is one of the most popular dancers on Strictly Come Dancing and he’s been with the show since it began in 2004. As well as dancing, Du Beke has released an album and through his dancing he’s become a household name.

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