Brendan is 6'0 tall and a Strictly veteran.
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Brendan has been in the show since the beginning and won the first series with partner Natasha Kaplinsky.
The Rumba is great because it gives you time to create chemistry with the dance and your partner.Brendan Cole
Since then he has gone on to be paired with the likes of Fiona Phillips, Claire King, Kelly Brook and Lisa Snowdon. Brendan has had six different professional partners on the show and is currently paired with Natalie Lowe.
In 2011 despite being knocked out of the competition with partner Lulu in week six. Brendan gallantly stepped-in throughout the rest of the series to partner for Holly Valance and Anita Dobson, covering for their injured partners.
Brendan grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand. He lived with his mum, his older brother Scott (who teaches dance in London) and his younger sister Vanessa (who runs a dance school in New Zealand).
In 1996 he met Camilla Dallerup and they became a couple both on and off the dance floor for the next eight years. After four years competing together as amateurs they were offered the chance to teach in Hong Kong, which they took and turned professional.
Once professional, Brendan and Camilla became the New Zealand and Asian Open Professional Champions and were semi-finalists at the International, UK Open, British Open and World Championships.
Brendan married model Zoe Hobbs last year, and his former Strictly partner Jo Wood was a guest at the wedding.
Brendan has recently been getting into team sports and loves to play cricket and football as well as golf and tennis.
As a keen racer, Brendan has raced at Silverstone a few times for charity.
- Victoria and Brendan dance the Salsa to 'Candy' Duration: 01:41 Series 10, Week 8
- Victoria and Brendan dance the Paso Doble to 'Bicycle Race' Duration: 01:47 Series 10, Week 7: Wembley - Dancing Through the Decades
- Victoria and Brendan dance the Samba to 'It's Not Unusual' Duration: 01:40 Series 10, Week 5
- Victoria and Brendan dance the Tango to 'White Wedding' Duration: 01:46 Series 10, Week 4
- Victoria and Brendan dance the Rumba to 'Up Where We Belong' Duration: 01:39 Series 10, Week 3 - Strictly Does Hollywood
- Victoria & Brendan dance the Foxtrot to 'Moondance' Duration: 01:37 Series 10, Week 2
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- Artem Chigvintsev Left in Week 6
- Brendan Cole LEFT IN WEEK 8
- Erin Boag Left in Week 7
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- Natalie Lowe Left in Week 9
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