Starting to dance strictly with tonight’s first live show, some fans are remembering the beloved Bruno Tonioli.
Instead of being a panel of four, the judges who danced strictly cum are down to one man, which Bruno had to miss from the live show at the moment.
Shirley Blas, Moti Mabbos and Craig Revel Horwood are capturing the castle in his absence, but why leave the (less) Strictly Come Dance 2020 line-up without Bruno’s stupid feedback?
Here’s everything you need to know that Bruno isn’t tough tonight.
Why isn’t Bruno Tonioli tough this year?
Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, Bruno Tonioli is stranded in the United States, where he works as a judge on dancing with the Stars (strictly an American cousin), with a new series set to begin this September.
Over the years, Tonioli has been able to fly between countries for both films with stars and dance on different days, although this doesn’t seem possible this year due to Covid-19.
In a statement, Bruno said: “I like to be a part of strict discipline and can’t wait to see what a wonderful dance this year is going to be! As a result of the lockdown I’ve been able to stick with LA, but I’m looking forward to joining as much as possible. There was no chance!
Talking to Pied Morgan and Susanna Reed on Good Morning Britain before the first live show, the dancer and choreographer said that he would appear on the show every week via video link.
“I’ll watch the show and then we’ll do a part that will show the results – it’s like another idea,” he said.
“It would not be right for me to interfere in the decision-making process because I am not there. These are the things you see when they are 8 feet away from you. Craig [Revel Horwood], Shirley [Ballas], Pearls [Mabuse] Know what they are doing.
“[It will be] My point of view, overall, reflects this and that. I’m glad I’m able to. ”
Will Bruno Tonioli stay strict all this year?
Not in person, no. However, he has promised to actually join and plans to return to the show full time towards the end of the season if possible.
The BBC confirmed: “Bruno will keep an eye on the series throughout the race and will be involved in the results every Sunday night, across the pond, remotely. ‘
“In addition, Bruno will make a spectacular return to the show full time by the end of the series,” the broadcaster added.
Strictly speaking, Judge Shirley Bellas had previously said she thought Tonioli would try to appear in every case. “All I can say is, I’ve known Bruno for 11 years. If there is a way forward, he will find a way, ”he said at this year’s TV BAFTA Awards.
Who will strictly replace Bruno Tonioli?
Various celebs and other potential contenders are set to fill Bruno’s place on this series of judging panels, with Rupel’s drag race alumnus and star Australia’s runner-up Courtney Act showing interest in playing the role.
“Someone told me they were desperately looking for a new judge and I was like, ‘Hey – sign me up!'” He said. Radio Times.com.
Other celebrities who will replace Bruno Tonioli include 2018 winner Stacey Dooley, former professional James Jordan, longtime pro Anton du Beke, former judge Arlene Phillips and even the greatest dancer Sheryl.
However, Craig Revel Horwood is not sure about the final choice, commenting on the rumors in July: “Sheryl. Sweet girl, but I don’t think it will happen.”
In fact, for a long time strictly the judge suggested another option, which involves a series of guests walking around in a chair.
“Maybe they’ll throw the guest judges out for entertainment,” he said The Daily Star. “Then when everything is back to normal, Bruno can come back victorious!”
Strictly speaking, various celebrities watched the guests dance to the absentee judges for the Stars with US winners Alfonso Ribeiro, Jennifer Gray and Donnie Osmond. Maybe we should look back at one of them to replace Bruno in this series?