Why was Brendan Cole fired from Strictly (Credit: Splash News)

Brendan Cole ‘forms boyband with actor Jeremy Edwards for Celebrity X Factor’

The Strictly star is set to appear on the revamped show

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole is set to show off his singing skills with Holby City actor Jeremy Edwards on Celebrity X Factor.

According to reports, the dancer is going to appear on Simon Cowell’s revamped series in a boyband formed with his pal Jeremy.

Brendan, 43, and the Holby City star, 48, apparently first formed the duo as a novelty but things have been going rather well.

Brendan is swapping dancing for singing (Credit: SplashNews.com)

It’s a bold move for Brendan to move to Strictly’s rival show on ITV. It comes after he was let go by Strictly bosses in 2018.

A source told the Sun Online: “Brendan has a huge fanbase from Strictly, and Jeremy has been on some of the biggest soaps in the country so they’re hopeful they will go far.

“Initially it started out as a bit of a novelty idea but they’re really enjoying it and have started to feel pretty optimistic about making a mark on the show.”

Actor Jeremy is said to be joining Brendan (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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The insider continued: “They’ve already filmed their first scenes, so there’s no going back — but Strictly probably won’t be too impressed when they find out he has jumped on board with their biggest rival after all those years.”

Ent Daily has contacted a representative for Brendan for comment.

Brendan, pictured with wife Zoe Hobbs, will showcase his vocal talents (Credit: Sue Andrews / SplashNews.com)

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Brendan and Jeremy, who starred on Hollyoaks and Holby City, will be up against other famous faces for the new show.

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, Corrie’s Lucy Fallon and footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones are also rumoured to be taking part.

The X Factor spin-off comes as Simon wants to give the long-running show a reboot. The music boss is also planning an all-star version of the show, which would see X Factor alumni return to the stage and fight for the winner’s title.

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