Anton Du Beke has revealed that he was stabbed by his father as a toddler.
The Strictly Come Dancing choose stated he was knifed within the abdomen and leg on a Boxing Day when he was dwelling at their household house on a council property in Kent.
Du Beke stated he ended up spending three days in hospital, and lied about his accidents to buddies as a result of he was embarrassed.
Showing on Kate Garraway’s Life Tales, the 57-year-old stated his father Antal “took a flip” towards him after being gripped by alcoholism.
Struggling to carry again tears, he defined: “I received stabbed, I’ve by no means stated this out loud earlier than.”
He added: “The alcoholism and the violence… [it was] in the direction of me, as a result of I used to be a boy, a younger man I suppose.
“You have received an alcoholic father and a scenario the place for those who’re in the home [he’s] ingesting then you find yourself with the fights and stuff.
“You’d transfer room to get away from all of it after which he follows you in and the following factor you recognize the violence begins after which it got here to a head one night.”
Du Beke stated he was positive his household and buddies did not know concerning the assault, and defined that he by no means noticed any good thing about talking out.
However the skilled dancer confirmed that he flagged down a police automobile as he walked to hospital clutching his leg.
“I waved them down and I stated ‘he is in there with a knife’. Anyway, they carted him off… my solely concern was getting again into the studio and dancing and the embarrassment of it.”
Garraway stated Du Beke’s father was cleared in courtroom of wounding his son – and when he died, Du Beke didn’t attend his funeral.
He stated: “Every part was about transferring forwards, I felt sorry for my mum, this was her husband, she’s working two jobs and he selected to drink and be violent, it is simply life and also you stick with it.”
On the time, the aspiring dancer modified his title “from Tony Beke, who grew up on a council property” to “Anton Du Beke, The Present Man”.
He stated: “I wished a brand new begin and a brand new starting and I wished to depart what went earlier than, behind, after which transfer on with the remainder of my life, I simply wished to be me.”