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Strictly choose Bruno Tonioli, 64, goes shirtless in LA because the dance present returns to TV with out him


BRUNO Tonioli regarded relaxed as he went shirtless in LA as Strictly Come Dancing returns with out him.

As a consequence of coronavirus journey restrictions, 64-year-old ballroom professional Bruno is caught within the US, the place he acts as a choose on Dancing with the Stars.

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Bruno Tonioli goes shirtless in LA as Strictly returns with out him[/caption]

Strictly returned final evening because the celeb {and professional} dancers had been paired up for the primary time.

Tonioli has been in a position to fly between the US and the UK to movie each Dancing with the Stars and Strictly in earlier years, nonetheless that is not potential.

The Solar revealed in August that he’ll seem by way of video-link just for the Sunday evening outcomes present.

In an announcement, Bruno stated: “I completely adore being a part of Strictly and may’t wait to see what unimaginable dancing this yr has in retailer!

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The Italian choose is stranded within the US[/caption]

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He’ll seem later within the sequence by way of video hyperlink[/caption]

Craig Revel-Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse are judging the present with out him

“Lockdown has resulted in me being in LA for the foreseeable, however I’m excited to be concerned as a lot as I probably can. There was no cha-cha-chance I’d miss out!”

Bruno has confirmed he’ll play an element within the latest sequence, however he gained’t “intrude” with the judging because it “wouldn’t be proper”.

The choose stated: “I’ll watch the present and can do some phase, just like the outcomes present.

“It wouldn’t be proper for me to intrude with the judging course of as a result of it’s not honest. 

He might be leaving it to Craig, Motsi and Shirley

“Craig [Revel-Horwood], Shirley [Ballas], Motsi [Mabuse] know precisely what they’re doing. What I’ll do is my viewpoint, stating this and that – and I’m glad I’m able to do it.”

BBC bosses have confirmed that the flamboyant Italian will solely characteristic in individual for the tail-end of the sequence due to a conflict with Dancing With The Stars in America.

He hopes to make not less than the ultimate 4 episodes – together with the ultimate and the semi remaining – if coronavirus journey restrictions permit him.

But when he’s compelled to quarantine on his return to the UK, then he’ll solely make the final two.

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The choose is in America for Dancing With The Stars[/caption]


It comes after the long-serving choose – who has spent the final 15 years commuting between properties in Los Angeles and London to look on Strictly – advised The Solar it might be “inconceivable” for him to participate, giving Cheryl Tweedy his blessing to exchange him.

Bruno stated: “I completely adore being a part of Strictly and may’t wait to see what unimaginable dancing this yr has in retailer!

“Lockdown has resulted in me being in LA for the foreseeable, however I’m excited to be concerned as a lot as I probably can. There was no cha-cha-chance I’d miss out!”