John Bishop: In Conversation With Brendan Cole

John Bishop: In Conversation With Brendan Cole

Series 4



As you might expect, the “bad boy of Strictly” nimbly sidesteps questions about his alleged relationship with his first dance partner on that show (Natasha Kaplinsky), coyly referring to their “closeness” and “chemistry” without actually revealing a thing. For a man who admits he speaks before he thinks, it’s impressive.

He does talk about his heated responses on the show to Len Goodman’s criticisms (and says he’s had a few run-ins with Len off-air, too). He also reveals that in 15 years he never got to know Bruno Tonioli and explains how he got off on the wrong foot with Shirley Ballas.


The comedian chats to the dancer about his 15 years on Strictly Come Dancing, and the challenges fame has posed in his personal life.

Cast & Crew

Presenter John Bishop
Guest Brendan Cole