Bruno Tonioli, a judge for Dancing With the Stars, has recently withdrawn from the BBC version of the dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing.
Tonioli said in an interview with The Daily Mail that he would not be returning to the other version of the show again, instead sticking with Dancing With the Stars for the long term.
Tonioli is one of four judges to return to Dancing With the Stars for the 31st season. Hell be judging alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Derek Hough.
Returning to Strictly Come Dancing Is Currently Impeasible, According to Tonioli
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Tonioli has no ill will toward Strictly Come Dancing, but he will not be returning anytime soon.
You know, at the moment, its just as impossible, you know the situation is too complex but they were all my brothers and sisters, you know, no hard feelings, theyre fantastic, they do a fantastic job, he told the Daily Mail.
Tonioli declares that he will always miss the show, however, and that the people on the program are still people who he considers to be his extended family.
I will always miss it, it's my family, but I mean well always be friends, and you never know what's going to happen, he told the outlet.
Tonioli explained that he often does not know who the celebrities on the show are.
Bruno Tonioli admitted in an interview with the Daily Mail that he often doesnt know who the celebrities are after they have been chosen for the ballroom competition.
Tonioli has a way of figuring out who they are.
According to the outlet, I never know who anyone is. I go, Who the hell is that? It's actually better [not knowing who they are] because you dont have any preconceived notions about what they should or what they can do, and you look at it as if it was you. For me, they are all the same.
He added, "When you turn on the dial, you have to really look at everyone, regardless of what they have done." They may have done what people say or what people think. You have to ignore this and just look at them like any other person you would encounter.
When Tonioli is in the ballroom, he often has to rely on Goodman to ask who the celebrities are.
I used to have to ask Len all the time, Whos that? I'm not good in sports, or presenters to reality because I don't watch all of the things, and I have to be reminded. It doesnt matter who they are, it's what they do.
Season 31 of Dancing With the Stars is set to launch on Disney+ on Monday, September 19, 2022. Derek Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba will return along with Tyra Banks and new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro.