Strictly's Brendan Cole thinks he's the 'right' man to replace Len Goodman

Brendan Cole is hoping that the BBC will consider him when they decide who is to replace legendary head judge Len Goodman on the next series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

The show’s producers will likely be pitting him against his talented colleague and fellow professional dancer Anton du Beke, who has been with the series since its inception.


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The 40-year-old TV star previously admitted he wasn’t that bothered about winning the gig and wasn’t sure if he’d accept it even if it was offered to him.

He said at the time: “I would love it. You’d have to do it, it’s amazing. I’m not going for the job, but I would love the job. Len is irreplaceable.”

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However, he’s since changed his tune and says he feels ready to take on a more senior position in Strictly’s ranks. He’s also danced on the series since 2004, so isn’t it about time for that well-earned promotion?

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Brendan said: “I would love his (Len’s) job. I don’t think there are many people who don’t want his job. It’s a fantastic job because you never get kicked off. It’s fantastic. The BBC will choose whoever is right for the show. I’m hoping that they’ll be considering me while making that decision.”

Brendan and Anton shimmy along the red carpet at the 2016 Strictly launch.

Brendan was partnered with Anastacia for the last series and admitted he enjoys being a mentor and training the celebrities up for the live shows.

“With dancing there is so much responsibility on your shoulders to make it right for your partner for yourself, a different routine every week. It’s more the mental side of things you’ve got to coax them through. I felt it very easy to be honest and I know what I’m talking about.”

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