UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Former Strictly dancer, Brendan Cole, 43, answers our health quiz
Former Strictly dancer, Brendan Cole, 43
Former Strictly dancer, Brendan Cole, 43, answers our health quiz…
Can you run up the stairs?
I certainly can. I am pretty fit. During Strictly, I’d be dancing every day for five months and then I’d tour for a couple of months. Now I tour for two months of the year but I do workouts at home and go for 3km runs.
GET your five a day?
I think so. As a family, we do eat a lot of veg. We don’t eat ready meals.
Pop any pills?
Vitamin C if I think I am getting a cold, and the odd Nurofen.
After hitting my 30s, I noticed my metabolism slowed down so I just cut down on alcohol or anything that isn’t too healthy in order to get trimmer and leaner. I weigh about 12.5 st (80kg) and I am just under 6ft.
A nice glass of sauvignon blanc and I enjoy beer. A shortbread biscuit or ginger nut go down well, too.
EVER have plastic surgery?
I wouldn’t be averse to having it.
Most serious ILLNESS or INJURY?
I have been in a few car accidents. The most serious was during a charity race in 2013, where I had a brake failure while going at 110 mph and had to put the car into a tyre wall at 73 mph. I had a big old gash in my knee and needed 25 stitches.
Cope well with pain?
‘I had a brake failure while going at 110 mph and had to put the car into a tyre wall at 73 mph’
Fairly well. Dancers are pretty resilient and nothing really stops us.
Had anything removed?
A tooth that needed root canal treatment. I was in my 20s and working as a builder, so it was a case of ‘take it out as I can’t afford to fix it’.
Is sex important?
I think it is. Without it, it is very hard to make a baby.
Tried alternative therapies?
I have used osteopaths and chiropractors, mainly for sorting out injuries.
EVER been depressed?
No. I have had moments of being down like everyone, but generally I have a very positive outlook on life. I don’t really get nervous either.
Brendan Cole: ‘I weigh about 12.5 st (80kg) and I am just under 6ft’
I have to drink a lot to get a good hangover. If I were to get one, it would be loads of water.
What keeps you awake at night?
We all have little worries in our lives, so sometimes I do go over things in my mind but generally I go to sleep when my head hits the pillow.
Like to live for ever?
Probably not. I’d like to reach a good age, live a good life and pop off.
Brendan Cole’s Show Man tour begins on February 19. Go to brendancolelive.com
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