Let’s Dance!

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THE ORIGINAL bad boy of the dance world, Brendan Cole, is cha cha-ing and tangoing his way to Dunfermline for a one-off show.

He will be bringing his up close and personal dance spectacular to Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre on February 8.

His previous two tours played to sold-out audiences and this show looks set to be full of high-energy music, dance and entertainment.

Joining him and his fantastic 14 piece band, including two singers, will be former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professionals Nicole Cutler, Andrew Cuerden, Hanna Haarala, Izabela Hanna and Brendan’s very own brother Scott Cole.

Scott is himself a dance pro’ who isn’t afraid of offering some intimate insights into the real Brendan.

We caught up with Brendan on the tour.

He said: “It’s great having my brother on board, he’s a dancer too, in fact we’re like a whole Von Trapp dancing family.

“This show is different from others that are around, it is very interactive.

“I wanted to make a show which was very exciting to watch and participate in.

“We’ve had a good response from audiences so far and I’m really looking forward to bringing the show up to Scotland.

“My dad is originally from Glasgow and a lot of my family come from Scotland, so it’ll be sort of a homecoming.”

Brendan was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1976.

Involved in most sports from an early age, at the age of six he began to learn ballroom and Latin American Dance.

Over the next few years ballroom dancing would fast become his passion and he would become the juvenile, junior and youth champion of New Zealand.

This enabled him to compete in various international competitions fuelling his passion for competing and learning dance even further.

In 2004, Brendan and his then partner, Camilla Dallerup’s careers took a very dramatic and exciting turn.

They were invited to take part in a new reality style television programme called ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ developed by the BBC.

Since then the show has become a worldwide phenomenon, produced in over 26 countries around the world where it is known as ‘Dancing with the Stars’.