Dancing on Ice finalist Brendan Cole, who is hoping to lift the trophy in tonight’s finale, applied for a job for Shirley Ballas then made a dazzling debut with a live performance. Her next on Seriously coming to Dancing
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Brendan Cole and Shirley Ballas will never be best friends – when she takes on the role of judge he’s applying for.
The New Zealander has a reputation for being extremely competitive on the BBC show and will consistently come out on top but top the jury.
So it’s no surprise that he clashed with Shirley, although it may have proven to be the last straw.
The pair had some heated confrontations throughout the 2017 series, and things turned especially tough when the referee criticized one of Brendan’s performances with his celebrity partner, who My host is Charlotte Dawkins.
Before Shirley could finish his sentence, Brendan interrupted by saying, “I’m sorry, but there’s no going up and down.”
Brendan later called Shirley “my darling” and is said to have refused to speak to her backstage since then – with Bruno Tonioli calling him “disrespectful”.
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An insider told Sun : “Brendan was obviously very bitter about missing out on the role and didn’t hold back from taking out his anger on Shirley.
“He always ignores her backstage when he’s off acting and makes her feel very uncomfortable.
“Brendan famously failed with fellow dancers, but this row is on a whole other level. Everyone thinks it’s very childish.”
Speaking on Lorraine, Brendan insisted that his comments were always made with the best of intentions and that he was “not a horrible person”.
He said: “I tend to argue a bit more than other pros. I’ll let you in on a little secret, the pros, they’re going to come into the dressing room and they’ll be there. [gabbing away] left right and center.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t control myself enough to do it in the dressing room, I had to do it in person.”
The following year, Brendan was told he would not return to the BBC hit show because his contract had not been renewed.
In an emotional interview, Brendan claimed the BBC made an “editorial decision” not to keep him.
In a conversation with Lorraine Kelly at the time, Brendan vowed he would never return as a dancer because the job had ‘taken over his life’.
“It’s totally a part of my past, I’ve had the best year,” he said on the ITV programme.
“This comes at the right time for me and I’ve had so many incredible opportunities that otherwise I wouldn’t be on the show I wouldn’t have.”
He also said that the only way he would return is if he had another job.
“Seriously take over your life,” he said. “If they ask, I won’t come back unless it’s for another role. I would love to be a judge.”
In a recent interview on the Loose Women panel, Brendan shared his thoughts on reports that Serious is ‘expelling’ Bruno Tonioli as judge to keep Anton Du Beke on the panel.
He said the BBC should replace half of the jury of the serious in the dance and he has put himself in the position.
When presenter Kaye Adams asked if he would join the jury, he immediately replied that he would, indicating that he had been a judge on the New Zealand version of the show. show, Dancing with the Stars, for 5 years.
He said: “I really enjoyed the experience. You never get down-voted, it’s always lovely, and you can give the couples something they can take home with.
“The thing that I miss on the show for me on Serious is the fact that you want to work on something for next week and they say ‘Next time you play Rumba do this’ but they never will. play Rumba Again. It gives them something they can take away.”
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