Strictly Professional Brendan Cole Has Been Replaced!
What could Brendan's absence from the competition mean for Anastasia and will he return?!
The 40-year old professional dancer who has been paired with singer Anastacia this season has had to be replaced due to a serious chest infection.
Anastacia and Brendan | Photo: BBC
The series regular has been hospitalised due to the severity and replaced by Gorka Marquez.
Brendan rushed himself to A & E on Saturday just hours before he and 48-year-old singer took to the dance floor but has been ordered to rest until Friday which potentially rules him out of this weeks show.
However he left the house to make an appearance on Strictly's little sister show, It Takes Two with Zoe Ball.
He said ' I'll let you into a little secret, we have the lovely Gorka stepping in for me for a few days.
Gorka was previously paired with Tameka Epson | Photo: BBC
I don't know how happy I am about it - he's Spanish, he's good looking and has a body which is pretty much the best on the show!"
Is someone jealous Brendan?!
Rest up Brendan, we don't want Anastasia to be left outside alone....