• Anton Du Beke admits he was 'stunned' by Brendan Cole's shock Strictly exit

    Anton Du Beke has admitted he was totally "stunned" by Brendan Cole's departure from Strictly Come Dancing. Brendan recently confirmed live on Lorraine that he had not had his contract renewed by the BBC show, despite having been a part of Strictly since it began in 2004. Appearing on the morning show on Wednesday, Anton – the only other pro dancer to have been on the programme since its launch – shared his shock and upset: "It was one of the saddest things I've watched on telly," he said. "I was heartbroken for him, for me a little bit