Brendan Cole reportedly will not return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.
The dancing professional, who is partnered with Anastacia , has pulled out of performing on the show live this Saturday as he continues to recover from a lung infection.
“He’s a perfectionist and extremely hard working so for him to have to take a back seat has been very difficult indeed,” a source told The Sun.
“He has to be careful and listen to his body and a lung infection like he has is no laughing matter. He’s been resting as much as possible on Doctor’s orders.”
Brendan is apparently “gutted” after being forced to miss this weekend’s live shows and watch fellow Strictly pro Gorka Marquez take his place.
However, he will be returning to the show to perform with Anastacia as soon as he is given the all-clear from doctors.