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Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole ‘in shock’ as BBC fail to renew his contract

The dancing star has been with the show since since series one in 2004

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Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole is “in shock” as the BBC have failed to renew his contract.

Speaking on the ITV’s morning show Lorraine, Brendan said, “It’s quite hard to talk about”, and cited that the BBC not renewing his contract was an “editorial decision”.

The dancing star, who hails from New Zealand, has been a regular professional dancer since the shows inception and first series in 2004.

The latest series of the popular UK dancing format has boasted record breaking viewing figures this year, as the show pulled in an average of 11 million viewers every weekend.

The real reason behind his sacking has not been revealed, but Brendan told Lorraine he’s “a strong character”  with “strong views” but his passion for Strictly is still there, and he will miss being part of the show.

The Strictly Come Dancing team have released a statement about Brendan’s departure.

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