Strictly Come Dancing fans FURIOUS as Brendan Cole is axed from BBC dancing show as viewers call for him to be reinstated

Posted on Jan 30 2018 - 10:45am by admin

Brendan Cole on Strictly Come DancingBrendan Cole has been axed from Strictly Come Dancing [Getty]

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole appeared on Lorraine where he told the host that his time on the BBC dancing show had come to an end.

Explaining the reason for his departure, Brendan said: “It’s quite hard to talk about. The BBC haven’t renewed my contract. We get contacted year upon year and they’ve just made an editorial decision to not have me back on the show. I’m in a little bit of shock at the moment.”

The shock departure of the show stalwart has left loyal viewers in shock, with many calling for the dancer to be reinstated. 

Brendan Cole AXED from Strictly Come Dancing in shock announcementBrendan Cole made the shock announcement on Lorraine[ITV]

One devastated fan wrote on Facebook: “Seen his interview with Lorraine, clear to be seen he was upset about this decision. Think BBC making a big mistake here, yes he may talk back a bit to the judges, but he’s an amazing dancer, and a big asset to the show. Disappointed for him #TEAMBRENDAN.” 

Another follower wrote: “Big big mistake!!! Lets get a petition going to keep him at Strictly!!!!”

A third person said: “This is so wrong love how he sticks up for the dancers. He was one of the best dancers on the show”, while another commented: “Well I won’t be watching any more heartbroken.”

Strictly Come Dancing: Brendan Cole has responded to exit rumours after appearing on the show with Charlotte HawkinsBrendan Cole was partnered with Charlotte Hawkins on the latest series of the show [Getty]

Questioning how Brendan found out about that he wouldn’t be back on the show, Lorraine asked: “Did you get a phone call?”

“It was done via a process of a phone call,” he responded.

Despite being visibly upset by the decision, Brendan insisted that he had really enjoyed his time on the show.

“I have had 15 incredible series on the show. I’m very proud of the whole show and it’s a great team.

Aspinal of London - Front Row- LFW September 2017Brendan Cole and wife Zoe Hobbs, who is now pregnant [Getty]

Lorraine Kelly on LorraineBrendan Cole revealed to Lorraine that he was not returning to Strictly [ITV]

“I’m disappointed and it’s really hard to talk about. It’s a recent decision. I’ve always known this day would come but to actually get here to the point and go ok the BBC have…They make the decisions year upon year.”

While Brendan didn’t go into detail about the reason behind the BBC’s decision to let him go, he did hint that it could have had something to do with how outspoken he was during the last series.

“Well it’s an editorial decision. I’m sure I’ll never know the ins and outs of it but I’m a very strong character within the show and I have my views and I love that side of it. I like being a character on the show.

“They look at the show every year and I’ve never been contracted for more than one year. I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ve had 15 incredible years and not many people can say that.”

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