Brendan Cole

Louis Walsh tips Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards for X Factor: Celebrity return

Louis Walsh tips Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards for X Factor: Celebrity return

Louis Walsh has claimed axed ‘X Factor: Celebrity’ stars Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards "might" return to the show in 2020. The Irish music manager – who is mentoring the Unders – has suggested the former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional and ‘Hollyoaks’ actor could make a comeback on the ITV talent show, if they work on their singing. ... »

Jonny Labey ‘signs up for Celebrity X Factor’

Jonny Labey ‘signs up for Celebrity X Factor’

Jonny Labey has reportedly signed up for ‘Celebrity X Factor’. The former ‘EastEnders’ star – who played Paul Coker on the BBC soap for a year until his exit in 2016 – is said to have agreed to appear on the revamped version of Simon Cowell’s singing competition. An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "Jonny has really impressed the panel with his ... »

Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards set for Celebrity X Factor duet

Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards set for Celebrity X Factor duet

Brendan Cole is reportedly teaming up with Jeremy Edwards for ‘Celebrity X Factor’. The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro and his friend – who previously starred in ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘Holby City’ – are set to form a boy band to take on the competition on Simon Cowell’s revamped version of the popular ITV singing contest. An insider t... »

Lesley Joseph upset by guff gaffe

Lesley Joseph upset by guff gaffe

Lesley Joseph was unimpressed when footage of her breaking wind was included in a new documentary. The ‘Birds of a Feather’ star was horrified to discover a moment when she parped in front of her fellow female celebrities was featured in the first episode of ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome’, especially because she had no idea until a preview episode was screened in London a f... »

Aljaz Skorjanec: Strictly Come Dancing will miss Pasha

Aljaz Skorjanec: Strictly Come Dancing will miss Pasha

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Aljaz Skorjanec believes that the show is going to miss departing dancer Pasha Kovalev because you need experienced performers like him behind the scenes. The 29-year-old Slovenian dancer joined the BBC One ballroom show in September 2013 for the eleventh series and he admits he will always be appreciative to Pasha – who announced he is quitti... »

Brendan Cole says Strictly is now a ‘popularity contest’

Brendan Cole says Strictly is now a ‘popularity contest’

Brendan Cole has criticised the latest series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – claiming it is now a popularity contest rather than a serious competition. The 43-year-old former pro dancer doesn’t believe that documentary maker Stacey Dooley was a worthy winner of the glitterball trophy on Saturday night (15.12.18) because her ballroom skills did not match those of former Pussyc... »

Brendan Cole slams Strictly scoring

Brendan Cole slams Strictly scoring

Brendan Cole has slammed the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judges for "overmarking" the contestants. The 43-year-old dancer – who appeared in 15 series of the show but was dropped ahead of the current season – can’t understand why both head judge Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli awarded Joe Sugg and his partner Dianne Buswell perfect marks for their street dance a... »

Brendan Cole claims Strictly stars receive Blackpool bonus

Brendan Cole claims Strictly stars receive Blackpool bonus

Brendan Cole claims ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestants who make it to Blackpool receive a "small bonus" payment. The 42-year-old dancer says the pros have an added incentive to make it to the special week – which gives the celebrities a chance to enjoy dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom – because it gives them an added extra in their pay packet. Writing in a col... »

Brendan Cole calls for more Strictly ‘personality’

Brendan Cole calls for more Strictly ‘personality’

Brendan Cole thinks this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pros "need a bit more personality". The 42-year-old professional dancer – who controversially exited the Latin and ballroom programme after 15 series – has criticised this year’s dancers, insisting they could be giving a bit more on the show. Speaking on ‘Loose Women’, Brendan said: &q... »

Charlotte Hawkins: Strictly Come Dancing feels ‘weird’ without Brendan Cole

Charlotte Hawkins: Strictly Come Dancing feels ‘weird’ without Brendan Cole

Charlotte Hawkins felt "weird" watching the start of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ this year without Brendan Cole on the team. The 43-year-old television presenter took part in the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition last year alongside profession partner Brendan, and has said that whilst all of last year’s contestants felt a "twinge" of sadness seeing their da... »

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