Strictly’s Luba Mushtuk says ‘perfect’ judge Anton Du Beke makes her feel like a ‘proud mum’

Strictly Come Dancing’s new judge Anton Du Beke has already made a big impression on viewers since replacing Bruno Tonioli on the hit BBC One series.

Now the show’s star Luba Mushtuk has revealed all the professional dancers are just as proud to watch him excel in his new role, alongside Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel-Horwood.

The 31 year old, who has previously danced with celebrity partners Jason Bell and James Cracknell, exclusively told OK! : “He’s perfect! Even last year when he sat in as a judge we were really pleased for him because he’s just perfect as a judge.”

Continuing to sing her friend’s praises, Luba said she feels like a “proud mum” watching him give this year’s line-up his critique of their performances.

She explained: “I love the way his comments are always on point.I’m always sitting in front of him so I like listening to him and feeling like a proud mum.”

Luba added: “I’m very, very pleased for him and think he judges very well.”

Luba went on to say that she’s equally blown away by this year’s celebrity contestants, highlighting one of the front runners, TV presenter AJ Odudu, as one to watch.

She told us: “The standard’s so high this year. The celebrities are rocking it!”

Luba continued: “AJ’s jive from week one was something else. I was truly impressed – and it’s not that easy to impress me!”

While Luba isn’t dancing with a celebrity this year, she said she’s still enjoying every minute of watching in the studio.

She explained: “I love having a partner, obviously, but honestly I’m just so happy to be part of the show.

“The pro numbers this year are just another level and I can’t wait for everyone to see the rest of them.”

Another of Luba’s favourite things about being part of this year’s series is cheering on her fellow professional dancers as they take to the floor – knowing exactly what they’re going through.

She revealed: “I love all of them and missed them during lockdown. It was so nice to get back together to film the pro dances in our bubble and we had a massive group hug.”

Luba concluded: “We’re really like a family and I know we can always count on each other.”

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