Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Brendan Cole to partner Anita Dobson

The knight in shining armour-for-hire is back to stand in for injured Robin

Pro dancer Brendan Cole will pair up with Anita Dobson on this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing as her partner Robin Windsor recovers from a foot infection.


Cole and his original partner Lulu were knocked out of the competition at the start of the month but the dancer is fast earning himself a reputation as the go-to guy when injuries strike – two weeks ago he stepped into the breach to dance with Holly Valance after her partner Artem Chigvintsev fractured his spine. 

Windsor said, “Thank you, Brendan Cole, for stepping in once again,” adding, “I’m absolutely devastated that I won’t be able to dance this week.”


Cole tweeted that he would “dance my socks off” for Dobson and Windsor’s fans at the weekend.