By Matt Bagwell
, admitting bosses decided not to renew his contract.
“It’s quite, actually, hard to talk about,” he said.
“They’ve made an editorial decision to not have me back on the show. I’m a little bit in shock. I’m quite emotional, a bit raw about it.”
Brendan was rumoured to have fallen out backstage with new head judge Shirley Ballas following an on-air clash during last year’s series.
Three months after his sacking, Shirley finally addressed the matter in an interview with Hello! magazine.
She said: “I don’t have any recollection on a personal level of bridges ever being broken or rebuilt between me and Brendan.
“He is an amazing dancer, an amazing person, whose career I have followed for many, many years and I’m extremely proud of what he’s achieved both at work and at home.”
She added: “One of the things people learn with me is I don’t need to pull someone else down to build myself up and I will live and die by that rule.”