Anton Du Beke has revealed that he was stabbed by his father as a child.
The Strictly Come Dancing resolve said he was knifed in the stomach and leg on a Boxing Day when he was dwelling at their family house on a council estate in Kent.
Du Beke said he ended up spending three days in hospital, and lied about his accidents to chums because he was embarrassed.
Appearing on Kate Garraway’s Existence Tales, the 57-year-frail said his father Antal “took a turn” against him after being gripped by alcoholism.
Struggling to maintain back tears, he explained: “I acquired stabbed, I’ve by no means said this out loud sooner than.”
He added: “The alcoholism and the violence… [it was] towards me, because I was a boy, a younger man I squawk.
“You’ve acquired an alcoholic father and a situation where in the event you’re in the apartment [he’s] ingesting then you end up with the fights and stuff.
“You may movement room to gather away from all of it and then he follows you in and the subsequent factor you understand the violence starts and then it came to a head one evening.”
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Du Beke said he was obvious his family and chums did now not know about the attack, and explained that he by no means saw any aid of speaking out.
Nonetheless the professional dancer confirmed that he flagged down a police car as he walked to hospital clutching his leg.
“I waved them down and I said ‘he’s in there with a knife’. Anyway, they carted him off… my most fascinating disaster was getting back into the studio and dancing and the embarrassment of it.”
Garraway said Du Beke’s father was cleared in courtroom of wounding his son – and when he died, Du Beke did now not attend his funeral.
He said: “The complete lot was about transferring forwards, I felt sorry for my mum, this was her husband, she’s working two jobs and he chose to drink and be violent, or now not it’s valid life and you carry on.”
At the time, the aspiring dancer changed his name “from Tony Beke, who grew up on a council estate” to “Anton Du Beke, The Command Man”.
He said: “I wanted a new start and a new starting and I wanted to leave what went sooner than, at the back of, and then movement on with the relaxation of my life, I valid wanted to be me.”