At the time, a Strictly spokesperson told RadioTimes.com: “As was always the plan, Bruno Tonioli is not on the judging panel this weekend due to a very busy work schedule. He will be back as normal for our Halloween special and the rest of the series.”
Darcey Bussell joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2012 and has been a calming presence on the panel ever since.
She recently became Dame Darcey Bussell after being named in the New Year Honours list, saying she was was “truly humbled”, and dedicated her damehood to “all the dance organisations that I am so fortunate to be a part of”.
Hopefully she’ll also still be a part of Strictly, too!
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