Brendan Cole bravely reveals crippling insecurity about 'undeveloped penis'
6 November 2018, 11:36
The Strictly Come Dancing star opened up about the condition which meant his penis didn't fully develop at birth.
Brendan Cole has revealed he feels "self-conscious" about the size of his manhood after he was born with a condition that meant his penis was unable to fully develop.
The 42-year-old dancer, who was sacked from Strictly Come Dancing this year, revealed on Loose Women he was born with hypospadias, a congenital condition where the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis.
Brendan revealed: "It's ingrained from you from an early age, have you got a small one or have you got a big one? Most people have a fairly normal sized penis.
"On a personal note, I had issues when I was born I had something called hypospadias. That also made me very self-conscious.
"It’s where your penis isn’t fully developed or it's got an issue. That was a major thing for me."
He joked: "I’ve never actually said that on television - what the hell are you doing?"
During the candid chat, Brendan explained how he'd had 12 operations between the ages of two and 12 to correct the condition.
Brendan continued: "That made me question whether everything was normal, whether it worked, whether I was like everyone else until I was probably 16, 18, even into my early 20s there were still question marks.
"Whether it was like everyone else’s - because we all have insecurities."
Meanwhile, Brendan also touched on his controversial sacking from Strictly after show bosses decided not to renew his contract.
He said: "Listen, I can be a controversial character. I got a rap on the knuckles last year for saying one thing off-air, which was fair enough."