The decision was made editorially by BBC executives, and Strictly viewers were left devastated over the move.
And it seems one former Strictly judge, Arlene Phillips, has also been felt disappointed by the decision, criticising judges Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli in reference to an argument that took place between them and Brendan.
Arlene appeared less than pleased with Shirley’s critique of Brendan and Charlotte Hawkins’s Tango on the last series of the show.
During the feedback, Shirley mentioned Brendan’s improper use of rise and fall, which Brendan furiously hit back at, denying. Bruno then jumped in, suggesting that Brendan be “more respectful” to Shirley.
Speaking live on Good Morning Britain, Arlene discussed the disagreement, suggesting it should have been handled differently.