Bruno Tonioli missed Strictly Come Dancing’s live shows last weekend (Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October) for the first time in 15 years.
Why wasn’t Bruno Tonioli on Strictly last week?
Other work commitments meant that the judge took the weekend off Strictly.
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.”
— BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) October 20, 2017
Is Bruno back this week?
Was there a guest judge on last weekend’s Strictly?
The BBC said that no one else would be added to the judges’ table, so contestants were competing to impress the remaining trio: Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell.
Strictly has had a mixed relationship with guest judges in the past, with ‘fifth’ judge Donny Osmond failing to impress in 2014. Now-permanent judge Darcey Bussell also served as a guest judge in 2009.