Esteemed ballroom dancer and former star of Strictly Come Dancing, Brendan Cole is one of the most popular event hosts, awards presenters and special guests available to book. Having found fame on Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing, he commonly appears as a dance demonstrator or competition judge, using his expert knowledge of Latin and ballroom to inform audiences. A natural charmer, Brendan is the ideal addition to your event, where he can use his celebrity status to leave your audience star-struck. An occasion featuring this incredibly engaging individual will be truly unforgettable.
First bursting onto Strictly Come Dancing in the show's early series, he joined when the prestigious dance series started in 2004. In his debut series, Brendan won the show with BBC newsreader, Natasha Kaplinsky, setting the standard for future contestants. He later entered the Children in Need special episode, which he also won with Laura Main, an actress from Call The Midwife. Additional appearances include Dancing with the Stars from 2005 to 2009, where he judged contestants on their dancing ability. When booked for events, Brendan provides his comprehensive understanding of dance.
Diversifying his onscreen career, Brendan has also featured as a judge on Britain's Next Top Model, where he also taught the contestants ballroom, and Love Island in 2006, where he finished as a runner-up. On BBC's Just the Two of Us, he later paired with dance partner Beverly Knight, coming second in the competition. In the same year, Brendan was highly praised for his performance on the first Eurovision Dance Contest. As a ballroom dancer, few can rival Brendan's skill, passion and innate talent. Having dedicated his life to the stage, he is a natural presenter, ideal for a wide range of events.
Brendan has supported several charities during his career, like Act Against Bullying, the children's anti-bullying campaign. Appearing at numerous functions on an annual basis, he discusses challenging topics with eloquence and sensitivity. Brendan has spent a large portion of his professional career in competitions, an experience that requires focus and determination. He instils in his audience the passion needed to set and achieve their own goals when faced with strong competition.