Brendan Cole might have been known as the ‘bad boy’ on Strictly Come Dancing, but now it looks like he’s hanging up his party shoes for good.

Brendan Cole

After welcoming his second child with wife Zoe earlier this month, the former BBC star – who was sensationally axed from Strictly in January – has said things have turned ‘quiet’ at home and he’s had to tame his wild ways.

“I had to stop going out at night. It’s been very quiet on the home front,” 41-year-old Brendan told The Sun.

“We’ve just had a baby boy. Two weeks he’s been on the scene. He is gorgeous, of course, but it’s been a hard couple of weeks.”

The father-of-two added: “Sleepless nights take their toll.”

It comes after Brendan’s model wife Zoe – who he married back in 2010 and also welcomed daughter Aurelia with in 2012 – gave birth to son Danté on March 12.

But despite the couple putting on a loved-up display on social media since becoming a family of four, they have recently been hit by marriage rift rumours.

After pro dancer Brendan reportedly attended the the TRIC telly and radio awards at London’s Grosvenor House just 18 hours after Zoe gave birth, a source told The Sun it’s put ‘strain’ on his marriage.

A source said: “Brendan’s hectic touring schedule and his late nights out with his fellow dancers is starting to take its toll.

“It’s been a very stressful few months leading up to the birth and barely 24 hours after Zoe had Danté, Brendan is already back on the road.”

Brendan himself recently opened up about his struggle to balance family life and work life as he continues to take his solo dance tour around the UK.

“I separate the two. To do the two together, would be very difficult”, he said.

“You come off the stage and your adrenaline’s pumping and you don’t want to go to sleep for at least three hours.

“I wouldn’t be in bed before two o’clock on a show day just because your adrenaline does not stop. So that is not conducive to family life.”

Regardless of rumours, that hasn’t stopped these two gushing over each other on Instagram, with Zoe recently confessing she ‘can’t wait for beach days with my love’.

Not long now my love @brendancoleinsta ! Beach days are coming. Cannot wait! . . . #beachybliss #lifesabeach #summerdays #family #couplegoals #summer #mallorcalife

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