Brendan Cole reacts VERY badly to fave Len Goodman replacement

Strictly dancer wanted the gig for himself

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Oh Brendan… Bitter?

The professional dancer has bad-mouthed others who are ahead of him in the running to replace head judge Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing.

Karen Hardy, 46, and Ian White, 45, are both tipped for a place on the judging panel next series, alongside bookies’ fave Anton du Beke, 50.

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And it appears that Brendan doesn’t understand why his former colleagues should be in the running.

During a live TV interview on Good Morning Britain, Brendan said to host Piers Morgan: “Why would he be, why would she be?”

Asked about replacing 72-year-old Len, Brendan said: “Listen, that’s fine. I’m not going for the job. I would love the job.

“I’ve been a judge on the New Zealand version for five years. Len’s irreplaceable. Whoever does take the role has to make it their own.”

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The hilarious Anton has also spoken about preparing himself for the disappointment of not being offered the role.

As Karen is said to be auditioning for the show’s live tour, where she will join Len and Craig Revel-Horwood, Anton doesn’t feel too confident!

He said: “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.

“You have a lot of that in this business where you think, ‘Oh hello, I am going to get this or I am going to get that,’ and it does not happen and you get 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.”

Aww, well he’s won us over. Sorry Brendan but we want Anton to get it!