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Bruno Tonioli reveals Strictly Come Dancing role

Bruno Tonioli reveals Strictly Come Dancing role
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Bruno Tonioli explains how he will contribute to Strictly Come Dancing this year while he is based in the US.

Bruno Tonioli has revealed that he will have his own segment on the Strictly Come Dancing results show when the series returns next month.

The 64-year-old judge is unable to be physically present for most of the new series as he is in the US working on Dancing With The Stars and is not permitted to fly to the UK on a weekly basis due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Tonioli is expected to return to the panel when DWTS is over, however, but in the meantime will deliver his verdict on the contestants' performances by video link.

"I will watch the show and then we'll do a segment which will be shown on the results show – it's like another view," he told Good Morning Britain.

"It wouldn't be right for me to interfere in the judging process because I'm not there. There's things you see when they're 8ft away from you. Craig [Revel Horwood], Shirley [Ballas], Motsi [Mabuse] know exactly what they're doing.

"[It will be] my point of view, overall, pointing out this and that. I'm glad that I'm able to do it."

Strictly returns for its new series on October 24 on BBC One.

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