Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole has confessed he used to woo women by taking them to see Dirty Dancing before revealing he’s a professional dancer.

The Strictly star and self-confessed “bad boy of ballroom” – who was voted off the show at the weekend with partner Jo Wood – told the Radio Times the chick flick starring the late Patrick Swayze was his ultimate pulling technique.

Asked what film he would take a girl to see on a date Brendan admitted: “This is an easy one – Dirty Dancing – I remember taking a few girls to see it over the years, and then, of course, after watching this very sexy, very romantic movie, there’s the killer line, ‘Oh, did I mention that I was a dancer?'”

The 33-year-old dancer, who is engaged to British model Zoe Hobbs, also confessed he likes watching Strictly rival show The X Factor.

Brendan said: “It’s probably in my contract that I have to say I hate The X Factor, but I’ve never been one of those guys who follows all the rules. I love ’em both. Strictly is much better, of course, because I’m on it!”