Brian learned his skill by training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). For anyone growing up in the 1980's, Brian will be best known as hearthrob Mr Hopwood in Grange Hill, but he has subsequently been in soaps "EastEnders", and "Coronation Street" in which he played serial killer Richard Hillman.

Competing in series five, Brian was partnered with returning champion professional, Karen Hardy. Dancing the Waltz in the first week, Brian struggled with both flu and the dance itself, and ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard and in the first dance off of the series where the judges had to choose who would leave. The judges votes didn't go his way, and they were the first couple to leave the series, finishing joint 11th out of twelve couples.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Waltz The Godfather Waltz 4 4 5 5 18