Could Lesley Joseph and Anton Du Beke be Strictly 2016's underdogs?

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Anyone who so much as dips into Strictly Come Dancing will know that Anton Du Beke has a history of getting dud partners.

Most famously, he was paired with Ann Widdecombe, who went down in history as one of the worst dancers the show has ever seen.

But unfortunately, many people seem to equate "woman of a certain age" with "sure to be out in the first week", and so the cries of predictability when he was matched with Lesley Joseph tonight were, well, predictable.

Strictlly 2016 Lesley Joseph Anton Du Beke

Hang on one minute, though. Birds Of A Feather star Lesley may be 70, but she had more lustre to her moves than many of her competitors who were just a fraction of her age.

Strictly 2016 Lesley Joseph

In fact, when it came to the group dance, Lesley was among the stand out favourites tipped to do well when the competition gets under way in three weeks.

Don't underestimate Lesley and Anton - we could be looking at one of Strictly 2016´s strongest pairings.