Brendan Cole was reportedly devastated that none of his 'Strictly Come Dancing' co-stars wished him luck after he was dramatically dropped from this year's line up.

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole

The 41-year-old dancer was almost in tears earlier this week when he announced that the BBC had decided not to renew his contract for the new series of the ballroom and latin show, but he was dished an "extra kick in the teeth" when none of the fellow professionals took to their social networking sites to pass on their well-wishes.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's an extra kick in the teeth. Not one of Brendan's colleagues came out in support of him, and it didn't go unnoticed. Over the years the pro dancers have been on Twitter hundreds of times posting messages about celebrities and professionals as they've left. For no one to say anything about Brendan who has been on the show since Day One felt like a real snub."

And it's not just the fellow pros he hasn't heard from as none of the judges - Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and new head judge Shirley Ballas - have contacted him after the news about his axe began to spread like wildfire.

A source said recently: "Not one of the judges have tweeted Brendan to say thank you or good luck for the future. He is totally stunned they haven't been in contact after being on the show for so long."

However, their lack of contact may be down the fact they're allegedly to blame for his axing after they served bosses an ultimatum - either Brendan gets the chop or they all walk out.

Brendan - who is known to use his acid tongue - got into a war of words with Shirley last year after she claimed he'd put a rise and fall into his Tango, which he performed with Charlotte Hawkins, but things got a little more heated when he shot down her comment and Bruno accused him of being "disrespectful."

Since it was announced he wouldn't be returning to the ballroom and latin competition this year, fans have started an online petition in a bid to persuade the BBC to overturn their decision and give him his job back.