Strictly Come Dancing's Emma Barton Bio: Partner, Married, Boyfriend
British actress and dancer Emma Barton is one of the most sought after reality TV stars in the world. She is most known for her appearances in the TV show EastEnders thrice: in 2005, 2014, and from 2015 to this date.
Emma also has been a part of other shows such as Celebrity MasterChef, Emmerdale, and Celebrity Mastermind. The actress made headlines in 2019 when she decided to enter Strictly Come Dancing as a contestant after being a fan of the show for many years.
Dance And Acting Career
Emma has been a part of several stage productions during her time in the show business. She worked in various musicals such as Grease, Love Sick, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
However, she had taken a break for more than ten years when she chose to participate in Strictly Come Dancing.
But, it won’t be Emma’s first celebrity competition show. She has been a part of Celebrity Masterchef, and Celebrity Mastermind too.
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Moving on to her actual acting career, Emma is s veteran when it comes to on-screen acting. Her works in the acting genre include Spooks, Doctors, Emmerdale, and most famously, EastEnders.
She has appeared in three separate periods in EastEnders. The first time was in 2005, and she stayed with the show till 2008. Then, for the second time, she appeared again in 2014 but didn’t continue this time. However, she has been with EastEnders from 2015 after the show came calling for the third time in 2015.
Emma’s Partner On Strictly Come Dancing
The reality TV star’s dance partner on the show is Anton du Beke. Anton and Emma have developed a good bond between themselves on the show, and they complement each other very well.
Emma Barton and her dance partner Anton Du Beke on Strictly Come Dancing in November 2019 (Photo: BBC)
It was even speculated that Anton’s chances of lifting the show’s Glitterball Trophy were the strongest even after his pairing with Emma.
However, Anton is limited to female dance partners. The ballroom dancer revealed in November 2019 that he would be “very happy” to be paired with a male dance partner. The comment came amidst BBC’s plans to introduce same-sex couples in the show from 2020.
Emma Barton: Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Emma’s dating history starts with Nigel Stoat. She got married to Nigel - a lawyer by profession - in 2002. But, due to some problems in the relationship, the couple divorced in 2006. According to reports, Emma was devastated that her marriage with then-husband Nigel didn’t work out.
After Nigel, Emma reportedly dated a policeman named Harry Waddingham. They came to know each other through Harry’s sister. However, their romance wasn’t meant to last.
In 2007, after the actress had moved on from Harry, Emma was romantically linked with her EastEnders co-star, Joel Beckett. There is no information about when and how the relationship ended.
Emma seemed to skip from one partner to another very quickly. In 2008, she went on a date with TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.
But, Emma’s fourth relationship also came to an end in 2011, which was announced by the BGT host as a “natural end" to the romance
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However, the termination of relationships doesn’t mean the end of admirers. And Emma has had several admirers over the years. Most famous among them has to be Jaime Borthwick, another actor in EastEnders.
Jamie had expressed his desire to marry Emma in 2016. However, his wishes didn’t come true as no advancements happened on the part of the actress.
Emma seems to lack a boyfriend from her life for now. Further, she has had no children from any of her past relationships, so she is probably living a bachelor's life in 2019.
Interesting Facts: Bio, Age, Height
- Emma Barton was born on 26th July 1977 in Portsmouth, England, UK.
- She stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters).
- Her full name is Emma Louise Barton.
- She is the daughter of parents: David Barton and Penelope Barton.