Brendan Cole has sparked Covid fears over next month’s launch of Dancing On Ice after posting a lengthy anti-Government rant about vaccines on Instagram.

It has sparked fears that he might not have been vaccinated, which would prompt a similar crisis to the one on the BBC’s Strictly show earlier this year.

In September it was revealed that three of Strictly’s stars had not had the Covid jab, which led to fury of the set.

Sources claim that ITV chiefs fear they may have a ‘big headache’ after being made aware of Mr Cole’s public social media posts.

Last week he appealed to his Instagram followers to attend yesterday’s ‘Freedom March’ in London’s Parliament Square to protest against the Government’s Covid measures, and for freedom of choice over the jabs.

Brendan Cole (left) has sparked Covid fears over next month’s launch of Dancing On Ice after posting a lengthy anti-Government rant about vaccines on Instagram

Brendan Cole (left) has sparked Covid fears over next month’s launch of Dancing On Ice after posting a lengthy anti-Government rant about vaccines on Instagram

Cole (New Zealander) is 45 years old and has been skating with Vanessa Bauer, a 21-year-old German pro skater, for Dancing On Ice. Cole declined to comment.

Sources close to him said he was vaccinated. However, The Mail on Sunday couldn’t confirm this. Writing on Instagram to his 88,000 followers, he said: ‘If you are concerned as I am about Government mandates, use your voice. It’s a slippery slope when Government can dictate and mandate what we do to our own body, or make it difficult to exist if they don’t conform to their mandates. If you change vaccine from the original word, then you will have the answer. Can another person force your body to do certain things? It should be clear that the answer is no.

‘If you wish to have the vaccine, stand proud and have it, but as human beings we should respect others who have a different stance for whatever reason.’ Earlier this year, Cole left his followers with the impression that he is anti-vax on his Instagram biography, which included a needle emoji besides the words ‘pro freedom of choice’.

The item was eventually removed.

Last week he appealed to his Instagram followers to attend yesterday’s ‘Freedom March’ in London’s Parliament Square to protest against the Government’s Covid measures, and for freedom of choice over the jabs

Last week he appealed to his Instagram followers to attend yesterday’s ‘Freedom March’ in London’s Parliament Square to protest against the Government’s Covid measures, and for freedom of choice over the jabs

Mr Cole’s post has reignited fears about the possibility of all the stars on Dancing On Ice not being vaccinated.

It could also be a worry for host Holly Willoughby, who is said to be ‘petrified’ of getting Covid, and fellow presenter Phillip Schofield, who has praised the vaccination effort.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It’s a worry for Dancing on Ice, but they can’t make anyone have the vaccine. It is very similar to Strictly. The scenario over jabs is also quite similar, making it difficult for BBC. ITV’s hands are tied here and that is what is causing headaches.’

Sally Dynevor is a Coronation Street actress and star. She plays Sally Webster and Liberty Poole in Love Islander Liberty Poole. Bez dances Happy Mondays. Paralympian Stef Reid and Ben Foden are also stars of the new series. Kimberly Wyatt, a pop singer and actress, will be starring in this season. Other contestants are Regan Gascoigne, son of former footballer Paul, pop star Rachel Stevens, presenter Ria Hebden, BMX Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte and The Vamps’ Connor Ball. An ITV spokesman said last night: ‘Dancing On Ice has stringent protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all contributors and staff. These are routinely monitored and updated to reflect the current guidelines.’

…and here’s the unruly mob At Parliament rally, he supported

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Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters blocked streets and let off smoke bombs in London yesterday amid mounting fury over Boris Johnson’s Covid restrictions.

Demonstrators wielding placards stating ‘No medical apartheid’ and ‘Truth, Rights, Freedom’ clashed with police in Westminster.

The group behind the protest, Together Declaration, said it was ‘gravely concerned about where the introduction of vaccine passports could lead’.

It added: ‘Being ordered to produce medical certification at pubs, clubs, theatres, on public transport, at schools, universities or anywhere else is unwarranted and risks deepening the inequalities already present within our society.’

Protests were also held in Bournemouth and Blackburn as well as Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff, Belfast, and the Isle of Wight.

The Government’s Plan B measures were voted through last week amid spiralling cases of the Omicron variant. These include the mandatory wearing of masks in all indoor public places such as theatres, cinemas, and places of worship.

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters blocked streets and let off smoke bombs in London yesterday amid mounting fury over Boris Johnson’s Covid restrictions

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters blocked streets and let off smoke bombs in London yesterday amid mounting fury over Boris Johnson’s Covid restrictions

Guidance for working from home has returned. Entry to large nightclubs requires either a Covid or negative lateral flow pass.

Last night police were urged to arrest the brother of Jeremy Corbyn after he appeared to urge anti-vaccine protesters to kill MPs – just weeks after Tory MP David Amess was stabbed to death.

Piers Corbyn told a crowd after the Plan B vote in the Commons: ‘We’ve got to hammer to death those scum who have decided to go ahead with introducing new fascism.

‘We have got to get a list of them … and if your MP is one of them, go to their offices, and, well, I’d recommend burning them down.’

After a video of his speech was posted on Twitter last night, Mail on Sunday columnist Piers Morgan said: ‘This is appalling. Piers Corbyn incites the assassination of MPs. He should be arrested and jailed.’

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: ‘The Piers Corbyn video is sickening. I back the police to take the strongest action against him.’