08/12/2016 10:19 GMT | Updated 08/12/2016 11:25 GMT

'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.

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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Anton himself admitted he isn’t hopeful of landing the Head Judge role, also telling The Sun: “What will happen is that I will get my hopes up and I will think to myself ‘Yeah, I would really like to do that’ and then they won’t ask me and then I will be disappointed.

“I love what I am doing already. I love being on the show and the thing for me is that I just want to be in the show.”

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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