Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has waltzed up the aisle – marrying his sweetheart Zoe Hobbs.

The dancer, who rose to fame as one of the professionals from the BBC dance show, swept his partner off her feet for a ceremony in front of friends such as Bruce Forsyth.

The couple posed for wedding photos in this week’s Hello! magazine with stars such as Strictly host Brucie and fellow professional dancer Anton Du Beke.

And Brendan, who could not hold back the tears as his bride came down the aisle in a Peter Langner gown, told the magazine: “She takes my breath away.”

The 34-year-old New Zealand-born dancer met the 29-year-old model at a birthday party for mutual friend Rick Parfitt Jnr a few years ago.

The ballroom star recalled: “She walked across, said hello and I nearly fell over. I literally stopped in my tracks.”

He knew after their first date that his life had changed.

“From that day on, I thought about nothing else,” he said.

Also posing with the couple for wedding photos in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House in Buckinghamshire were Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, dancer Erin Boag and Jo Wood, one of Brendan’s dancing partners in the BBC One show.