Strictly's Anton Du Beke sparks head judge rumours after singing opening number

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Strictly Come Dancing has reached quarter-finals week and as the final is in sight, it was time for the show to pull something special out of the bag.

It's musicals week so the episode kicked off with a West-End themed extravaganza featuring children from top shows such as Annie, but the star of the piece was Anton Du Beke, who sang a number.

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Anton opened the show (BBC)

However, as far as savvy viewers were concerned, this was yet another step along the road to Anton taking over from the soon-to-be-departing Len Goodman as head judge, something people have been expecting to be announced for ages now.

Or if not head judge, then could Anton be being lined up for presenting duties?

Either way, people were very impressed.

He wasn't the only professional dancer to show off another string to his bow tonight as Brendan Cole turned up alongside presenter Claudia Winkleman dressed as the lead from Joseph And The Technicolour Dreamcoat to sing the voting terms and conditions, accompanied by a large toy sheep.

They're a multi-talented lot, those Strictly performers.