AFTER leaving Strictly, Brendan Cole is now showing off his dancing skills in a whole new way.
The TV star has swapped his ballroom shoes for a pair of skates on Dancing On Ice 2022.
Who is Brendan Cole?
Brendan Cole is a 45-year-old ballroom dancer originally from Christchurch, New Zealand.
He starting dancing at the age of six and went on to become a professional dancer after leaving school at the age of seventeen.
Like Anton du Beke, Brendan had appeared in the Strictly Come Dancing series since it launched in 2004.
His celebrity dance partners over the years included 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, BBC's Just The Two Of Us and X Factor All Stars.
Why did Brendan leave Strictly?
During an interview with Lorraine Kelly on her daytime TV show in January 2018, Brendan announced he had been axed from the show.
Over the years Brendan also made headlines for his clashes with head judge Len Goodman, as well as bullying claims when he branded GMTV host Fiona Phillips "the worst partner he had ever had".
In February 2018, The Sun broke the news Brendan had been given the boot for dancing with Camilla Parker Bowles at Buckingham Palace.
Then in August 2018 it was revealed that Bendan is now "banned" from even going to watch the show.
While speaking again to Lorraine, the professional dancer revealed: "It’s quite hard to talk about, the BBC haven’t renewed my contract. They’ve made an editorial decision not to have me back on the show."
Although he didn't mention much else, there is a rumor to suggest the "real" reason he was axed from the show was down to Shirley Ballas being upset with him for rejecting her – although this has never been confirmed.
Who is Brendan Cole's wife Zoe Hobbs?
Zoe Hobbs is a 39-year-old model and lifestyle blogger.
The couple have been married since 2010 and have a daughter called Aurelia, who was born on Christmas Day in 2012.
Zoe then gave birth to the couple's second child, son Dante, in March 2018.
What is Brendan Cole's net worth?
Brendan has a reported net worth of around £3 million.
After he was axed from Strictly it is estimated that his current assets were £357,000 with a post-tax profit of £71,000.
The dancer also owns a two-bedroom cottage in Buckinghamshire worth around £350,000.
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