It was the news that shocked fans nationwide, as Brendan Cole revealed that he had been axed from Strictly Come Dancing.
There’s been little explanation as of yet as to why Brendan was dropped from the show. But speculation has been mounting recently that a recent royal encounter could well be to blame.
It has been reported that Strictly’s recent visit to Buckingham Palace saw an awkward situation arise for Brendan.
The judges and professional dancers headed to the palace for an event with the National Osteoporosis Society. There, they were greeted by avid fan, and patron of the society, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Allegedly, the dancers were all given a strict briefing not to dance with the royal – and instead to pair up with the older fans also in attendance at the event. It’s said that Craig Revel-Horwood was then to dance with Camilla, an old friend of his.
However, it’s been reported that Brendan instead headed straight for Camilla, and asked her to dance.