Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Brendan Cole still poorly but WILL dance with Anastacia


Brendan Cole WILL be back on Strictly Come Dancing 2016 this weekend.

The pro dancer was ruled out of last weekend's show, forcing celebrity partner Anastacia to perform with Gorka Marquez.

Despite the switch, Anastacia scored her best marks yet with the Quickstep and avoided Sunday night's dance off.

This week the singer will be back with Brendan who can't wait to return tot he ballroom.

Brendan Cole, Anastacia
Brendan Cole, Anastacia

He revealed: "I'm still poorly with a pretty nasty lower respiratory tract infection, although I'm much better now. I was gutted to be told that I wasn't going to be able to dance, but under doctor's orders I've been completely resting up at home, and I'm now itching to get back into the studio to start training with Anastacia again. I'm really raring to go!"

Writing in his column for DigitalSpy, Brendan continued: "Having a few days off to recover was fine and needed, but I'm the sort of person who gets restless with nothing to do and I found sitting around pretty tough.

"Me and Anastacia's plan is to be back in the studio first thing in the morning, and start putting some great stuff together for Halloween week. The Halloween show is normally my favourite of the series, and it's great to be able to get really creative with the choreography, characterisation and storytelling."

Anastacia & Brendan Cole
Anastacia & Brendan Cole

And Brendan teased: "Anastacia and I are going to be preparing a really terrific number to dance, and I'm also excited to be playing the lead part in the group number.

"The Halloween group number is my favourite so far this year, so I'm really pleased to be well enough to take part in it. It's going to be an epic show."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday 29th October at 6.45pm with the results show on Sunday 30th October at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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