Craig Revel Horwood admitted he and Brendan Cole hated each other
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Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood says he and Brendan Cole ‘locked horns’

These two have had a love-hate relationship for years

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Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood has admitted that he and former pro dancer favourite Brendan Cole “hated each other”.

The two famously fell out on the show before Brendan, 45, was axed in 2018.

Now Craig has confirmed their beef… and taken another potshot for good measure.

Strictly Craig Revel Horwood
Craig said the pair ‘hated each other’ (Credit: BBC One)

What did Strictly Come Dancing star Craig Revel Horwood say?

Craig, 56, appeared on Kate Thornton’s podcast White Wine Question Time.

During the recorded-live episode, Kate asked him about his relationship with Brendan, and he admitted the pair did “lock horns”.

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He continued: “I invited him around two years ago to my house.

“I hadn’t spoken to him for years. I thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to see Brendan, just to see if he’s working…'”

Kate then laughed and called him “such a [bleep]”.

“We hated each other to begin with,” he then admitted.

Craig Revel Horwood admitted he and Brendan Cole hated each other
Brendan left the show in 2018 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Was there a time when they got on?

However, Craig did describe a period when the two got on.

“We did actually get on very, very well in New Zealand,” he said.

Brendan was once a judge on the country’s version of Strictly, playing the “Mr Nasty” judge.

Unfortunately, ratings were flagging, Craig said, and the TV channel flew him out to become the “real Mr Nasty”.

Craig claimed that the ratings doubled when he joined the show, but the two got to know each other.

Their relationship, he said, “became very much of a show in the press”.

Craig Revel Horwood admitted he and Brendan Cole hated each other
Brendan was axed in 2018 (Credit: BBC)

Why did Brendan leave Strictly?

Brendan was booted off Strictly in 2018, saying the BBC didn’t renew his contract.

It came after he had reportedly broke rules by dancing with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Buckingham Palace.

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Show bosses and colleagues were said to be furious after he ignored briefings and asked the Duchess to dance.

Reports claim that this went against weeks of planning.

However, before then Brendan was known for biting back and arguing with judges… especially Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig.

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