Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has admitted that he was "saddened" by dancer Brendan Cole's sacking from the BBC show.
The 73-year-old ballroom expert even questioned whether it was his fault, stating that that the professional dancer added a little ‘edge' to the programme.
Speaking to the Daily Mail the 73-year-old dance master said: "I'm so sad. I don't understand why - you can't say he didn't do a great job.
"He did, and there was always a bit of an edge with him. The bad boy of the ballroom. He didn't mind answering you back."
Goodman added that he hoped his own departure from Strictly Come Dancing didn't have an influence on Cole's exit, or cause other show favourites like Anton Du Beke to exit.
"I hope me leaving didn't cause it, and I just hope Anton [du Beke] doesn't go the same way. It'd be a bloody tragedy, he's got so much character."

Brendan Cole with Charlotte Hawkins on Strictly