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Brendan Cole axed from Strictly Come Dancing after 15 series

Brendan Cole’s time on the Strictly dancefloor is over (Picture: WireImage)

Brendan Cole won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing for the 2018 series of the show.

The New Zealand born dancer, who has been a part of the series since it began in 2004, revealed the news on Lorraine on Tuesday morning, saying an ‘editorial decision’ had been made that he would not be back for the next series.

He appeared close to tears as he made his announcement, revealing that it had not been his decision to leave.

‘This is quite hard to talk about,’ he said. ‘The BBC haven’t renewed my contract – we get renewed year on year… Read the full story