Dancer Erin Boag on Strictly Come Dancing, her son Ewan and tucking into roast dinners

A cup of tea with Erin Boag

Erin Boag is a professional ballroom dancer ©PA

Erin Boag is a professional dancer from New Zealand.

She moved to London in 1996 and landed a job teaching celebrities ballroom, salsa and tango routines on Strictly Come Dancing in 2004.

Stars Erin has been partnered with include rugby player Austin Healey, actor Ricky Groves and comedian Julian Clary.

How do you like your tea?

Milky, please – no sugar.

Who would you most like 
to have a cup of tea with?

Can I choose two people? Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 
– that would be really nice.

Tell us a bit about your tour, That’s Entertainment

It was a variety show, with all the best bits of Strictly Come Dancing and everything you’d expect from Fred and Ginger… except with Anton and Erin!

I had so many dresses that there was truck to transport them all!

You recently gave birth to baby Ewan 
– are you enjoying motherhood?

It’s wonderful. He’ll only be a baby once so I think it’s really important to spend as much time with him as possible.

Will you be teaching him 
to dance?

We dance around the house 
now – he thinks it’s hilarious. 
We have a lot of fun.

We hear Anton is Ewan’s godfather… do you think he’ll be a good influence?

He is indeed!

He was also my ‘brides-man’ at my wedding. I’m hoping he’ll be a good influence, but with Anton, you never know! I’m sure he’ll teach Ewan lots 
of naughty things.

How do you like to relax?

With family.

There’s nothing better than the days when it’s cold and grey outside and you have a lovely family roast, play with the baby and snuggle on the sofa.