'Strictly Come Dancing': Brendan Cole Speaks Out About Len Goodman Replacement Rumours

He also shaded some of the others in the running for the job.

08/12/2016 10:19 | Updated 08 December 2016

Brendan Cole has spoken out on rumours he’s set to replace Len Goodman as a judge on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. 

The professional dancer’s name has been linked to the job ever since veteran judge Len announced he would be stepping down at the end of the current series.  

However, Brendan has insisted he isn’t going for the job, despite admitting he would like it. 

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Brendan Cole

The star also made a dig at former pros Karen Hardy and Iain Whaite, who have also been linked to Len’s chair. 

“Why would he be, why would she be?” he said in an interview with The Sun. 

It was previously rumoured Brendan and fellow pro dancer Anton Du Beke were at odds over the position - something which Brendan played down in his Digital Spy column. 

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Anton Du Beke

Len is set to make his last ‘Strictly’ appearance during the show’s pre-recorded Christmas special, which airs on Christmas Day.

Claudia Fragapane, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac and Ore Oduba will be battling it out in this weekend’s semi-final, which airs on Saturday at 6.50pm on BBC One.

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