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EXCLUSIVE: Brendan Cole confirms he's leaving Strictly Come Dancing after 14 years

Brendan Cole has confirmed he won't be returning to Strictly Come Dancing. The dancer has been a stalwart on the show since its first series back in 2004, and was most recently partnered with GMB's Charlotte Hawkins, with the pair being eliminated in week 4 of the competition.

Speaking to Lorraine, an emotional Brendan explained, "It’s quite hard to talk about, the BBC haven’t renewed my contract. They’ve made an editorial decision not to have me back on the show.

"I’m a little bit in shock at the moment. I’m quite emotional and a bit raw about it.

"I have had 15 incredible series on the show, I’m very proud of the whole show, they’re a great team."

When asked by Lorraine if he'll continue to watch, Brendan said: "I'll still watch the show, I'll still want to support my friends that are in it."

Watch Brendan's full interview above

Jamelia: My waters broke at 23 weeks

On this morning’s show we were joined by Jamelia who has had a whirlwind 12 months after finding love, getting married and giving birth to her third child.

After experiencing extreme morning sickness, Jamelia's waters broke at 23 weeks. Doctors told her to prepare for the worst, but after being given a steroid injection and having complete bed rest, miraculously her baby stayed put until 36 weeks.

Watch Jamelia’s full interview above

EXCLUSIVE: Elton John on Thursday’s show - final ever tour announcement

Following the news that Elton John will be embarking on his last ever tour starting this September, the superstar will chatting to us exclusively on tomorrow’s show.

Tune in from 8.30am when Elton will be opening up about his decision to head out on the 300-date Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour, dealing with his late mother passing away, family life with husband David and their two children, and how he feels about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement.

Trisha Goddard on her divorce after overcoming cancer: ‘I ended up being made to feel very very ugly and very unwomanly’

This morning we were joined by chat show host Trisha Goddard following headlines that the star has ended her marriage of almost 20 years - something she has kept secret until now.

Trisha explained to Lorraine how her cancer diagnosis changed everything and why her marriage never recovered, as well as how she now feels sexy at 60 and has found love again.

Watch the full interview above

Love Island's Chris and Olivia: 'If it was a showmance I think we’d make it a bit more glossy and perfect!'

Are they still each other’s type on paper? Love Island’s Chris and Olivia joined Lorraine on the sofa to talk dealing with constant rumours about their relationship, Kem's new bromance with Dancing on Ice co-star Jake Quickenden, and being followed by cameras 24/7 for their new fly-on-the-wall show Crackin’ On.

Watch the full interview above

The Voice’s Mark Asari: ‘What’s the ultimate plan? Paying off my mum’s mortgage’

Mark Asari left us all in tears on Saturday night after he blew away The Voice judges with his singing, however when asked to tell the judges his name, he struggled. Mark’s lived with a stammer his entire life and despite different therapies, he still suffers. Mark joined Lorraine on the sofa to tell her about how singing helps his stammer, the one piece of advice Will.i.Am gave him and his boy-band past.

Watch the full interview above