Well, last night those bad boys were at it again - and it got personal. By the end of the evening, I had giggled a lot.
I'm sure neither of them are doing this as a ploy to get votes for tonight, of course - although Brendan probably needs them more given that Michelle has been in the bottom two for the last two weeks.
Anyway, in case you missed it, here it is.
James Jordan started it with:
Guys @thebrendan_cole is getting a bit old now, so enjoy his dancing while you can. He's starting to struggle to keep up with us young ones.He followed up with:
@thebrendan_cole Oh yes, you did win Strictly once!! Was that before or after I was born. How many years ago. And 8 couples right.(easy)and then
I think @thebrendan_cole has admitted defeat! To scared to reply!!!!Brendan was quiet until he delivered the killer line:
@StrictlyJordan... I'm not too scared to reply, I'm having dinner with your wife!James: You can have her!! If you can afford her shopping habits !
Brendan: @StrictlyJordan...if you like I can retire after this series so you have a chance? Am out to dinner can't tweet anymore. Ola says hi x
James: Brendan Cole announces retirement on Strictly after this series!!.... We will all miss you mate....
Brendan: Would just like to clarify I have no intention right now to retire from SCD! Was purely thinking about giving @StrictlyJordan chance to win
In between times, Brendan's wife Zoe Hobbs Cole had tweeted James Jordan saying
@strictlyjordan. Dinner? X James: I'm in room 432 babe!!!This is actually where the fun got multidimensional, as Zoe teasingly later tweeted:
Would anybody like my Husband? I'm a bit fed up with him! Any offers will be considered. Willing to swap for shoes or handbags.She was quickly admonished by her husband:
OUCH! Harsh but fair I suppose! You'll still be punished!But his dance partner, Michelle Williams loved it:
ha hahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!She too faced being karmically retributed, to coin a phrase of this week;
I suppose you think the same as @Zoe_Hobbs? You'll pay too!
I won't bore you with the subsequent arm punch challenge, but you can see it for yourself on their Twitter feeds if you like. James is here and Brendan here.
For me, these exchanges show that Strictly, as well as X Factor, has a talented Mrs Cole and we'll give her the last word:
Actually I think I'd rather have dinner with @StrictlyOla than either of the boys!