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'Strictly Come Dancing': Dancer Brendan Cole Blasts 'Rude And Horrible' Show Bosses

11/06/2014 14:48 BST | Updated 11/06/2014 14:59 BST

If Brendan Cole is hoping to return to this year's series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' then he might want to think before he speaks in future.

The professional dancer has blasted bosses at the BBC dance show for not letting the pros know if they're going to take part until the very last minute.

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Brendon Cole

His outburst comes after the shock departures of James Jordan and Artem Chigvintsev who will not be taking to the floor when the new series of 'Strictly' returns in September.

Brendan told The Mirror: "We never know who is doing the next series until May or June. I think it’s rude and horrible to us."

He added: "If they don’t use you, you’d think, ‘How am I going to pay my mortgage?’ So that is something you go through.”

Last week, James Jordan took to Twitter to hit out at the BBC after being axed from the next series of the dance show.

The professional dancer took to Twitter to tell fans that they shouldn't believe everything they read after the BBC issued a statement confirming his exit.

Meanwhile, fellow dancer Artem – who joined the show in September 2010 – has decided to remain in the States to resolve his visa issues.

And it sounds like Brendan – who partnered Sophie Ellis bextor on last year's show - is preparing himself for the axe too.

“One day it will be me and I will be sad not to have Strictly in my life," he said. "It has been lovely to have been there from the start.”

In response to Brendan's comments, a BBC spokesperson said: "The professional dancers on Strictly are aware at the end of each series when they can expect discussions to begin regarding the next."

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