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Dancing On Ice's Brendan Cole wants to ditch 'bad boy' image after Strictly issues
Strictly Come Dancing professional hopes to do this by showing fans a new side of himself as he skates his way through the competition on ITV's Dancing On Ice.In a new interview, the 45-year-old, who famously quit the ballroom programme back in 2018, expressed that his competitive reputation isn't accurately reflecting his personality. While speaking to The Mirror, he said: "I had 15 years of that narrative, regardless of how funny I was or the silly stuff that I got up to backstage."If my Strictly partner wanted to work hard and try and be there at the end, I'd be working my backside off. "But if my partner was like, "I don't want it that much", that was fine also." Brendan became one of the most controversial dancers on Strictly for his countless spats with Craig Revel Horwood as he often jumped to the defence of his partners when the latter awarded them with unfavourable feedback.But Brendan, who spent 15 years on the BBC One show, says he's no longer the confronting type of person.The professional dancer is partnered up with Vanessa Bauer on the latest series of Dancing On Ice.And judging by Brendan's way of words, he couldn't have chosen for a better ice skating pro after having described the 25-year-old just as hard-working as himself."There are a few elements to our personalities that just work," he continued. "We love that feeling of, 'It's not quite good enough until the day.'"We have that same drive, the same work ethic."Brendan carried on, saying: "She's got a little bit of spice in her, which I like."Later this month, Brendan will be reunited by his former Strictly colleague Arlene Phillips, who is expected to take up a guest spot on the Dancing On Ice panel. Rugby player Ben Foden became the first contestant
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Strictly Come Dancing legend Arlene Phillips give food delivery staff dance masterclass
Strictly Come Dancing legend Arlene Phillips has surprised customers of a food delivery service - by teaching staff to dance to the Morecambe and Wise classic "Bring Me Sunshine" as they carried out orders.The former judge of the BBC talent show teamed up with Wiltshire Farm Foods to give ten delivery drivers pointers on how to "cha-cha-cha" as they distributed meals to delighted recipients.Staff members were treated to a dance lesson with Arlene before delivering meals, as part of the brand's "bringing sunshine" initiative, to help bring joy to its customers during the cold winter months.It comes after a study of 2,000 adults, also commissioned by Wiltshire Farm Foods, found a third of over 65s haven’t had a meaningful interaction in more than four weeks.Dame Arlene Phillips said: "It is absolutely shocking how many people don’t have any communication with another human being for weeks on end."Loneliness is a real blight on society and is something most, if not all of us, suffer from time-to-time."So, when I got the chance to bring a little sunshine back into peoples’ lives with a good old song and dance routine, I jumped at the opportunity."And the drivers did really well - 10s all round from me."Loughborough-based delivery driver Paul Wells said: "I’m not normally much of a dancer but I am fan of Strictly, so thought I would give it ago."To get dancing tips from Arlene Phillips was amazing and I thought I did okay.