Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole called singer Lulu the most ‘difficult’ contestant her ever trained on the BBC show during today’s Loose Women.
Brendan was confirmed as the latest name to have signed up to Dancing on Ice, joining faces including S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens and Love Island’s Liberty Poole.
However, Brendan will be in a slightly different role to usual as he will be taught how to ice skate alongside his fellow celebrities.
After he was announced for the skating show on Wednesday, he revealed he found the most challenging to get trained up for the dance floor.
He said on Loose Women: ‘Easiest to train Kelly Brook or Sophie Ellis Bextor, most difficult, unquestionably Lulu.’
The pair were partnered together back in 2011 and singer Lulu has previously spoken about the pairing not being ‘compatible.’
She told Good Housekeeping at the time: ‘I worked with someone with whom I wasn’t really compatible, so that was very hard.
‘I put a brave face on for the cameras and then cried when I got home.’
The duo also had to contend with a major height difference, with pint-sized Lulu, who is just five foot one, dancing with six foot one Brendan.
Brendan has also made his thoughts on his previous partner clear on multiple occasions.
Speaking on Irish channel RTE back in 2016, he divulged: ‘I made no bones about it, we didn’t gel, we didn’t get on.
‘I didn’t think she was a particularly nice person. I don’t think she thought I was a particularly nice person.’
Brendan is looking forward to his upcoming stint on the ITV rival show, and admitted he does have an advantage over his rivals after a lifetime of dance training.
He said: ‘Be careful what you say. Yes I have an advantage, I’ll hopefully pick up choreography quite easily.
‘There’ll be certain things I won’t have to think about working on in the week, because hopefully they will be naturally there.
‘I like to think as I did with Strictly, you start in a certain place and it’s not where you finish, it’s about where you start and your progression,’ he explained.
But how will Brendan fare when he takes to the ice in early 2022?
Dancing on Ice returns next year to ITV.