“I was very proud of young Anton, he was really really good.
“And when I left as I mentioned I thought it might be Anton – I’m not going to big him up too much.
“But he’s got a great personality, he knows all about dancing, Ballroom and Latin and so on.
“I thought it might be his turn,” Len added before light-heartedly scolding Anton for getting emotional.”
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