STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses worry Bruno Tonioli will stop present to stay within the States – however will ‘exchange him’ with Anton du Beke.
The Mail on Sunday claims the 65-year-old decide, who lives in Los Angeles, has left bossed nervous he will not be a part of the 2021 collection due to journey restrictions between the US and UK because of Covid-19.
Strictly Come Dancing bosses worry Bruno Tonioli will stop the present to stay within the US Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Bruno was unable to participate in final yr’s collection and solely featured in short video hyperlinks through the Sunday outcomes reveals.
Bruno normally flies backwards and forwards between the 2 nations as he additionally acts as a decide on Dancing with the Stars, for which he’s paid considerably greater than his stint on the UK judging panel.
However with journey restrictions set to stay in place for a while because of the ongoing pandemic, Strictly bosses are reportedly nervous to have a repeat scenario of the 2020 collection.
A supply advised The Mail on Sunday: “This time final yr Bruno had been signed up however issues are a lot much less sure now.
Bruno was unable to journey between the US and the UK because of the coronavirus pandemic
Bruno can be a decide on Dancing with the Stars within the US Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The insider mentioned Anton Du Beke – who stepped in as a decide for 2 weeks – can be a superb alternative for Bruno
“It is rather unlikely the BBC will enable themselves to be in the identical place they had been this yr and find yourself spending a lot cash for such little worth.
“Bruno selected Dancing With The Stars over Strictly, that is no secret. If he does the identical once more this yr, issues can be tough. There may be the proper alternative ready within the wings – Anton.”
Professional dancer Anton, 54, lastly had his probability to affix the judging panel for 2 weeks in the latest collection as he stepped in for Motsi Mabuse whereas she was in Germany.
Anton is the one skilled dancer who has been on the present because it started, and has frequently spoken about his dream of being a decide.
Anton was an enormous hit with viewers when he stepped in for Motsi Mabuse
His want lastly got here true final yr and he was an enormous hit with viewers throughout his two weeks on the panel.
Nonetheless, The Sun on Sunday previously revealed Anton’s success as a judge had left Bruno ‘worried’ about his future on the present.
The Solar On-line has contacted a consultant for Strictly for remark.