Brendan Cole's defence of Jo provokes criticism

Monday October 19, 2009

It was yet another weekend of controversy as millions tuned in to watch reality TV shows this weekend.

The talking point among Strictly Come Dancing fans was not just the departure of boxing champ Joe Calzaghe and partner Kristina Rhianoff. 

It was also the actions of professional dancer Brendan Cole, who walked off the set during the judging of his Viennese waltz with Jo Wood. 

After judge Craig Revel Horwood likened Jo's dancing to "a bush kangaroo", Brendan put his arm around his partner and led her off. He missed hearing judges Len and Alesha say it was Jo's best dance yet however.

"It's Craig's lack of knowledge on the dance floor that lets him say things like that to this lovely girl," said Brendan.

Jo meanwhile laughed the incident off: "Bush kangeroo!" she exclaimed.

"Brendan's going for the sympathy vote again," says one fan. "If they can't take Craig's comments they should withdraw from the competition."

"He throws a hissy fit every single series," said another.

Photo: © BBC

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