Strictly Professional Brendan Cole Has Been Replaced!

Brendan Cole Replaced Om Strcitly

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.

Anastasia and Brendan Cole

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.

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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 Marquez and Tameka Empson

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....