STRICTLY Come Dancing fans have been left shocked by the sudden sacking of Brendan Cole. But who is being tipped as his replacement? Here's what we know... Who will replace Brendan Cole on Strictly? Oti Mabuse's husband Marius Iepure has been tipped to replace axed Brendan Cole. Bosses think the Romanian dancer, 35, will add extra eye candy to the show's ranks and his experience behind the scenes means he should fit straight in. An insider told The Sun Online: "Marius was involved in Strictly last year as a backing dancer and has proved very popular with both the other dancers and production staff alike." A spokesman for the show declined to comment. Are bosses struggling to find a replacement for Brendan? The Sun's Bizarre column revealed how Strictly producers are struggling to replace Brendan, who is 6ft 1in tall - because they can't find someone who matches his height. A source said: "Bosses need a tall dancer to pair up with taller females like Charlotte Hawkins on the show but … [Read more...] about Who will replace Brendan Cole on Strictly Come Dancing? Latest rumours as Oti Mabuse’s husband Marius Iepure is linked with role
BRENDAN Cole was sacked from Strictly this year after a long run on the show. So far Strictly bosses haven't found anyone who can measure up to him - Here's the full lowdown on his career and personal life... Who is Brendan Cole, how old is he and what is his background? Brendan Cole is a 41-year-old ballroom dancer originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. Brendan starting dancing at the age of six and went on to become a professional dancer after leaving school at the age of seventeen. Like fellow professional Anton du Beke, Brendan has appeared in the Strictly Come Dancing series since it launched in 2004. His previous celebrity dance partners include Kirsty Gallacher, Jo Wood, Kelly Brook, Anastacia and Lulu. Strictly isn't the dancer's only taste of television, as he previously appeared on Celebrity Love Island where he became runner-up. He has also appeared on Britain's Next Top Model and BBC's Just The Two Of Us. Why did Brendan leave Strictly? During an interview … [Read more...] about What is Brendan Cole’s net worth, when was his son born, who is his wife Zoe and why did he leave Strictly Come Dancing?
Strictly bosses have reportedly been left in a predicament after firing dancer Brendan Cole - because they can't find a tall enough replacement. The fan favourite was axed after 13 years on the show after the BBC made an "editorial decision" not to renew his contract. Producers are believed to have finally ditched the outspoken dance pro after becoming fed up with his behaviour. But they are now stuck with a 6ft 1in hole as they struggle to find a replacement performer tall enough to fill his dancing shoes. According to The Sun , bosses need a lanky dancer to pair with taller female stars, like GMB's Charlotte Hawkins, who stands at 5ft 8ins in bare feet. The newspaper quoted a Strictly source as saying: "Many of the show’s professionals may look tall and hunky on screen, but in reality they’re often a lot shorter. "Most ballroom dancers are naturally shorter than most average men so it’s proving trickier than expected." The 'professional dancer admitted it was … [Read more...] about Strictly bosses ‘struggling to replace Brendan Cole’ because of one key factor
STRICTLY bosses have been left scratching their heads over a replacement for lanky Kiwi pro Brendan Cole — as they can’t find a dancer tall enough. Producers on the BBC1 show finally ditched the mouthy professional, 41, after becoming fed up with his behaviour. But they are ruing their decision because they are struggling to find a performer who matches his 6ft 1in height. A Strictly source said: “Bosses need a tall dancer to pair up with taller females like Charlotte Hawkins on the show but have been really struggling to find one. “Many of the show’s professionals may look tall and hunky on screen, but in reality they’re often a lot shorter. “Most ballroom dancers are naturally shorter than most average men so it’s proving trickier than expected. MOST READ IN BIZARRENEVER GOING BACK Towie’s Clelia accuses Amber Turner of sleeping with boyfriend Dan Edgar NEW QUEEN OF SHEEN Michael Sheen, 49, dating Aisling Bea, 34, after Sarah … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing chiefs are struggling to find a tall dancer to replace Brendan Cole
Dance fans flocked to see the latest spectacular production from Brendan Cole in Scunthorpe. The New Zealand-born dancer, who has appeared as a professional in every series so far of Strictly Come Dancing, brought his All Night Long tour to The Baths Hall for two performances on Saturday. To see pictures of audience members at the Doncaster Road venue ahead of the evening performance, click on the video slideshow at the top of this page. In the show, Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic. The Scunthorpe audiences were treated to everything from tantalising Tango to fiery Paso Doble and from elegant Foxtrot to breathtaking Waltz, as well as a few surprises. See if you can spot yourself or someone you know in our picture gallery. … [Read more...] about Brendan Cole fans at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe