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DOI star Brendan Cole says he wants to ditch his ‘bad boy image’

‘I had 15 years of that narrative!’ DOI star Brendan Cole says he wants to ditch his ‘bad boy image’ as he admits he’s a ‘bit of an idiot most of the time’


Brendan Cole has shared his hopes of ditching his ‘bad boy image’ after 15 years in the spotlight now he is appearing on Dancing On Ice.

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 45, said he hopes viewers see another side to him because he is ‘a bit of an idiot most of the time!’.

The TV star, who left the BBC ballroom show in 2018, said that his competitive reputation isn’t a true reflection of himself at all. 

Dancing On Ice: Brendan Cole has shared his hopes of ditching his ‘bad boy image’ after 15 years in the spotlight now he is appearing on Dancing On Ice (pictured February 2022)

He told the Mirror: ‘I had 15 years of that narrative, regardless of how funny I was or the silly stuff that I got up to backstage.

‘If my Strictly partner wanted to work hard and try and be there at the end, I’d be working my backside off. But if my partner was like, “I don’t want it that much”, that was fine also.’

Brendan said that his parnter Vanessa Bauer, 25, is just as hard a worker as he is and he feels very lucky to be partnered with her.  

Days gone by: The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 45, said he hopes viewers see another side to him because he is 'a bit of an idiot most of the time!' (pictured 2016)

Days gone by: The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 45, said he hopes viewers see another side to him because he is ‘a bit of an idiot most of the time!’ (pictured 2016)

He said: ‘There are a few elements to our personalities that just work. We love that feeling of, ‘It’s not quite good enough until the day’. We have that same drive, the same work ethic. She’s got a little bit of spice in her, which I like.’  

Brendan also admitted that Vanessa knows how to keep him in check and will give him ‘a look’ when he steps out of line. 

Proving his dedication to the show, Brendan moved into rented accomodation near his training rink, while his family remained at their home in Mallorca.

That's not me! The TV star, who left the BBC ballroom show in 2018, said that his competitive reputation isn't a true reflection of himself at all

That’s not me! The TV star, who left the BBC ballroom show in 2018, said that his competitive reputation isn’t a true reflection of himself at all

Brendan has been married to his wife Zoe for 11 years and they share Aurelia, nine, and Dante, three.

 The New Zealand native brushed off any speculation of the show’s ‘curse’ as he insisted he is a happy married man and Vanessa is half his age.

Brendan was the centre of curse claims during his partnership with newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, 49, on the 2004 series of Strictly.

Brendan’s engagement to fellow dancer Camilla Dallerup ended at the time but both parties denied any claims that an affair had taken place.

Family life: Brendan has been married to his wife Zoe for 11 years and they share Aurelia, nine, and Dante, three

Family life: Brendan has been married to his wife Zoe for 11 years and they share Aurelia, nine, and Dante, three

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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