Brendan Cole AXED from Strictly Come Dancing after 14 years

Brendan Cole dances with Charlotte Hawkins on Strictly Come Dancing

Another posted: "Disgraceful! @BrendanCole is a massive part of Strictly!".

He said: "It's quite, actually, hard to talk about". We get contracted year upon year.

'I'm in a bit of shock at the moment, it's quite emotional, ' he said.

"It's done via a process of a phone call and stuff". He said he had enjoyed "15 incredible series" but said he was "very sad to leave, to not be asked back".

"I will still watch the show. It's a great team".

Brendan admitted: "I'm disappointed. It's a recent decision".

The dancer revealed during a TV interview that the decision was made by the BBC, saying he was "in shock". "I'm a very strong character within the show, I have my strong views". "It won't be the same without him".

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte, 42, and Brendan, 41, may not have troubled the Strictly leaderboard too much in the 2017 series, finishing third-last overall.




Hopefully Lucy's petition will get back to Brendan so he can see all the effort she has made, or better yet, convince the Beeb to keep him on Strictly.

But Brendan revealed his contract had not been renewed during a chat on ITV's Lorraine today. "I would have preferred to have made the decision myself, but maybe I would never have made it".

And former Strictly dancer James Jordan said Cole "will be missed", adding: "Seems like they don't want anyone on the show that has an opinion". No disrespect to them. "I love them to bits".

"I'm a fan of the show". I love the fact that I've been there from the start.

But Brendan's departure feels a little different.

The star has taken part in every series since it began in 2004, partnering everyone from Kelly Brook to Lisa Snowdon, Lulu to Kirsty Gallacher, and was crowned champion once (with Natasha Kaplinsky in 2004).

The pairing were plagued by romance rumours and around this time Brendan's then fiancé Camilla Dallerup broke off their engagement.

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