Bruno Tonioli will be absent from the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel this weekend (20th and 21st October), meaning the ballroom will be that little bit less flamboyant – and Shirley Ballas won’t have to dodge those lethal spinning arms.
“But where has he gone?” we hear you cry. Well, Tonioli is taking a one-week break from Strictly to film its US equivalent, Dancing with the Stars, on which he is also a judge.
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In 2017, Tonioli missed a weekend of filming on the UK series for the first time in 15 years. On that occasion, the BBC decided not to replace him with a guest judge.
However this year, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro will be stepping in to join Strictly judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood on the panel.
Tonioli fans, fear not, as he will be back on Strictly for Halloween Week on 27th October, and all will be right with the world again.