LEN Goodman has compared Brendan Cole’s Strictly exit to Putin and said we’ll never know the real reason he was kicked off the show.
The former judge appeared on Good Morning Britain today and while he admitted that he hadn’t spoken to Brendan, the BBC, or the Strictly judges, weighed in on what was going on.
ITV Len Goodman has revealed that we will never know the real reason why Brendan Cole was axed from Strictly
He told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “I only know what we all know, it’s a bit like Putin, I don’t think we’ll ever know if it was him.”
Susanna asked: “Was he too naughty, was he too tricky?”
But Len, 73, said that Brendan, 41, was right to stand up to the judges when they criticised his partners.
Len said: “I don’t think he was. I think those pros should defend their celebrity, because if you’re not careful you come over as a bit of a bully picking on people who can’t defend themselves.
pixel8000 ltd He called Brendan ‘admirable’ for standing up to the judges
“I think it’s admirable to say, ‘I can’t agree with you.’
“Maybe he went a tad over the top with it, but I think it’s good that pros defend their partners.”
Brendan learnt he was axed from the BBC show in January and The Sun later revealed it was because the cocky Kiwi ignored strict briefings by asking Camilla Parker Bowles to dance with him.
Despite recent dramas, he has had some happy news this week and yesterday The Sun Online revealed that he welcomed a son named Dante on Monday.
Brendan was beaming as he walked into the swanky TRIC Awards in London yesterday afternoon.
Brendan Cole reveals he’s been axed from Strictly Come Dancing after the BBC failed to renew his contract
Prison Break Star Dushon Monique Brown Dead Aged 49 After ‘suffering Apparent Heart Attack’
PRISON Break star DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack, it’s reported.
The actress reportedly admitted herself to hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains but died days after being sent home.
Getty – Contributor DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack
Brown is understood to have taken a turn for the worse on Friday and passed away of after a “cardiac episode”, according to TMZ.
A spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office told the Chicago Tribune she passed away at St James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago on Friday.
The mum-of-one’s exact cause of death was not disclosed, the newspaper reports.
Brown is best known for her most recent role as Connie in NBC’s Chicago Fire, as well as starring as Nurse Katie Welch in Prison Break from 2005 to 2007.
Rex Features The star admitted herself to hospital earlier this week before being discharged
Dick Wolf, executive producer of Chicago Fire, paid tribute to the star on behalf of the cast and crew.
He said in a statement: “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”
She most recently appeared on UK television on Monday when she featured in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode Kill All Others.
Brown also had guest roles on the US version of Shameless and Kelsey Grammer’s political thriller Boss.
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Lord Sugar Shares Stomach-churning Video Of Him Getting Fluid Removed From His Knee – But Piers Morgan Wants To Know Why His Legs Are So Smooth
ALAN Sugar posted a stomach churning video of fluid being removed from his knee today, but Piers Morgan was more interested in his super smooth legs.
The GMB host commented above the video of Alan’s painful looking procedure: “Oh my God – you wax your legs.”
Alan Sugar posted a stomach- churning video of fluid being removed from his knee after a tennis injury
Fans were quick to comment on The Apprentice boss’s silky pins.
One wrote: “Do you wax or shave Lord Sugar (perhaps you sugar?!”
Another commented: “Do you shave your legs?”
A third chimed in: “@Lord_Sugar is there any particular reason why your leg looks like something out of a Venus ad.”
Rex Features Alan Sugar suffered the painful injury playing tennis
Other fans were more sympathetic at the painful looking injury which happened during a tennis match.
Alan tweeted: “Never had a problem with my knees after 50 years playing tennis.
“Until my friend Ivor Spiro did a drop shot.
“This is the result. Can I sue? I got the shot then he lobbed me.”
Rex Features Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar are old frenemies
Coleen And Wayne Rooney Look Closer Than Ever As They Enjoy A Rare Night Out Following Footballer’s Drink-drive Scandal
COLEEN and Wayne Rooney continued to put on a united front as they enjoyed a rare night out.
The couple, who recently became parents for a fourth time, attended an event together in Cheshire and happily posed for a selfie with fans.
Flynet Pictures Coleen and Wayne Rooney posed for a selfie with fans on a night out
Looking happy and glowing, Coleen flashed a huge smile outside the Opulent travel services launch at Victors in Hale.
Wayne can be seen posing behind her, showing they are happier than ever following his drink drive scandal.
Coleen publicly spoke out about her decision to stay with her footballer husband after he was pulled over by police while driving with party girl Laura Simpson.
She told fans at the time: “I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.
Instagram Coleen and her baby Cass
Wayne proudly posing with his four boys
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