Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Brendan Cole hits out at "nonsense" Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole has branded judge Bruno Tonioli "nonsense" after his comments on Saturday night.

Bruno claimed that Brendan and partner Victoria Pendleton's Paso Doble routine was too ambitious.

But ballroom pro Brendan hit back this week: "I didn't find that comment helpful, it was a nonsense comment. I think Bruno was wearing his trousers too tight."

Despite the criticism and low marks from the judges - which landed Victoria and Brendan bottom of the leaderbaord - the pair avoided elimination.

"I had fun, I was quite worried about getting stuck up in the rafters on the bicycle," Vitoria said. "I'm fine with heights, I was more concerned about getting the harness off in time."

But the Olympic gold medalist admitted she struggled to play the role of the entertainer at Wembley Arena.

She told It Takes Two host Zoe Ball last night: "Wembley was a lot bigger than the studio and any rehearsals, it's a big space to fill and I'm not a performer so I just wished I had to cycle around in circles!"

Victoria added: "When my name was called out to go through to this week I could not be more so grateful."


Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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