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‘He was a big part of why Strictly became an event’: Arlene Phillips on Brendan Cole’s shock axing

Arlene Phillips and Brendan Cole

Arlene reckons Brendan will be sorely missed (Picture: Rex Features/ITV

Brendan Cole’s announcement that he has been axed from Strictly Come Dancing after 15 series has shocked fans.

And the dancer’s colleagues are just as stunned by the news.

Arlene Phillips, who was a judge on Strictly for six series, told us that while Brendan has a ‘sour face’, she believes the show won’t be the same without him.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk at Cool Earth’s 10th birthday party, the 74-year-old said: ‘I’m really sad Brendan is gone. He was there from day one. From that first show when Strictly became an event in everyone’s calendar, he was… Read the full story