When a defiant Brendan insisted this was not the case, Shirley then urged him to watch the tape back, with fellow judge Bruno Tonioli stepping in to warn him: “Be more respectful.”
Following the row, Brendan appeared with Charlotte on Monday (9 October) morning’s ‘Good Morning Britain’, insisting: “I’ve watched the tape back, I’ve seen it, there is no rise and fall in it.
“You could argue with anybody. You could say Aston [Merrygold] didn’t do a proper Cha Cha – he did an amazing Cha Cha.
“What Charlotte did on Saturday was a phenomenal dance compared to what we’ve done before, and given the fact that she’s not one of the [ones] from ‘X Factor’...”
However, despite standing his ground on this particular matter, Brendan has vowed to “take a step back” when it comes to arguing his point with the judges.
He admitted he was concerned Charlotte could lose out due to his “mouthy” nature, adding: “It’s about Charlotte and we need to make it about Charlotte.”
Prior to their latest clash, the New Zealand-born dancer had already hit out at Shirley once over her critiques in the live shows, telling ‘It Takes Two’ presenter Zoe Ball: “If Shirley wants to swap places with me, I’m quite happy to judge and her to do that.”