Strictly: Brendan Cole turns on the cha-cha-charm
STRICTLY stars Brendan Cole and Charlotte Hawkins look set to send temperatures soaring on the dancefloor — after turning up the heat in training.
The pair have been pictured getting hands-on as they perfected their routine for tomorrow’s show.
Dressed in gym gear, TV’s Good Morning Britain host Hawkins was pulled close by Cole as they practised a romantic waltz to Michael Buble’s hit The Best Is Yet To Come.
It is not the first time the Kiwi-born dancer has been partnered with a newsreader.
He and BBC News host Natasha Kaplinsky, 45, won the show’s debut run in 2004.
And they famously opened the Pandora’s Box that is the ‘Strictly curse’.
Though the pair have never confirmed they had a fling, Kaplinsky left then boyfriend Mike Barnard and Cole called off his engagement to dancer Camilla Dallerup during their time on the show. And awkwardness was in the air earlier this week when GMB’s Piers Morgan grilled Cole on his ‘ladykiller’ reputation in front of married Hawkins, 42, on live TV.
‘So, when is this “Strictly curse” expected to start working?’ he quizzed. ‘Very early on,’ Cole replied tongue in cheek. Hours later, the 41-year-old revealed he is to become a dad again.
Posting a picture of pregnant wife Zoe Hobbs on Instagram, he told fans: ‘Hey all… I have news.’ The couple already have a daughter Aurelia, four.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 tomorrow at 6.25pm.
Author: Tom Stichbury