Fiona Phillips thinks it's 'karma' that Brendan Cole was axed from Strictly

Fiona Phillips has claimed that her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Brendan Cole 'wasn't very nice' and that it's 'karma' that he was axed from the show.

The former GMTV and Lorraine presenter, 59, has told the Daily Star: 'Brendan was a real b****r, actually. He wasn't very nice. He was really naughty.'

She went on: 'He's not on the show now. Karma indeed. It works its way every time.'

It all comes out: Fiona Phillips has claimed that her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Brendan Cole 'wasn't very nice' and that it's 'karma' that he was axed from the show

It all comes out: Fiona Phillips has claimed that her former Strictly Come Dancing partner Brendan Cole 'wasn't very nice' and that it's 'karma' that he was axed from the show

Brendan, 43, did not have his Strictly contract renewed in 2018 and famously became tearful when he announced the news on Lorraine in January of that year.

His last partner on the show was Charlotte Hawkins, whom he danced with in the 2017 series - his last.

He was seen on ITV's X Factor: Celebrity in 2019, where he and actor Jeremy Edwards  failed to get through to the live shows, having paired up as a duet.

His time on Strictly was eventful, splitting from fiancée Camilla Dallerup during the first ever season, on which he was paired up - and won - with newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.

The former GMTV presenter said: 'Brendan was a real b****r, actually. He wasn't very nice. He was really naughty. He's not on the show now. Karma indeed. It works its way every time'

The former GMTV presenter said: 'Brendan was a real b****r, actually. He wasn't very nice. He was really naughty. He's not on the show now. Karma indeed. It works its way every time'

Devastated: Brendan, 43, did not have his Strictly contract renewed in 2018 and famously became tearful when he announced the news on Lorraine in January of that year

Devastated: Brendan, 43, did not have his Strictly contract renewed in 2018 and famously became tearful when he announced the news on Lorraine in January of that year

Back in the day: He was partnered with Fiona during the show's third run, in 2005

Back in the day: He was partnered with Fiona during the show's third run, in 2005

Rumours were rife that they had an affair - but he has always denied it. 

He was partnered with Fiona during the show's third run, in 2005.

Fiona has admitted that she struggled with depression during her career, including her time on Strictly.

Brave face: Fiona has admitted that she struggled with depression during her career, including her time on Strictly

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