Why Did Bruno Tonioli Choose DWTS Over Stricly Come Dancing?

Why Did Bruno Tonioli Choose DWTS Over Stricly Come Dancing? ...

Bruno Tonioli, the judge on Dancing With the Stars, has explained why he chose the U.S. version of the dancing competition show, Strictly Come Dancing, over its counterpart in the United Kingdom.

Tonioli's new interview with the Daily Mail has this:

It's Basically a Long-Term Contract and possibly the Money.

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Tonioli was asked why he chose the British version over the American one in a conversation about leaving Strictly Come Dancing. It all comes down to his contract.

Tonioli said he has to make the contracted show his first priority because it is guaranteed, whereas Strictly Come Dancing only recruits season by season, according to the Daily Mail.

If you may or may not show up on a given week, he said you cant expect the show to pay you.

Let's say you're shooting a film and Hugh Jackman costs millions to recruit and you say, Well, he might or might not show up. Theyd say, What?

Tonioli claimed that he makes more on Dancing With the Stars than the 250,000 he earns on Strictly Come Dancing, citing the fact that he doesn't know how much I earn.

Tonioli states that he is a performer rather than a businessman.

He said it was unwise to go back to Strictly Come Dancing because they found a successful replacement for him in former Strictly Come Dancing pros, and they should stick with what is working.

I felt, actually, that going back would be a bit wrong. They have something going very well, and they should stick to it. I can guarantee you, there is no animosity, said the longtime judge.

If Tonioli was delayed while traveling, he would hate to disappoint someone.

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Tonioli lauds Du Beke's excellent job as his replacement, saying that he has made the role his own, equating it to the way the James Bond franchise changes actors, and there is no jealousy there.

Are you familiar with James Bond? Sean Connery and Daniel Craig are both still Bond, according to Tonioli.

He said that the discussion about leaving Strictly Come Dancing was very civilized, and that both individuals wanted to do what was best for both programs.

We looked at whether or not there was a way to make both shows work for me like before [the epidemic] and it was a mutual agreement. They said, It is absolutely not feasible. And I said, It is absolutely not, said Tonioli.

He said he would hate it if travel delays caused him to let someone down.

Can you imagine? I am stuck at Heathrow [airport], they are waiting for me in America. Lets say I arrive a day late, you never know. No manufacturing company would take the risk of one of your players being absent, according to the judge.

Tonioli said on BBC's The One Show back in May that flying is not as it used to be, so it created a situation that was unsustainable, according to Tonioli, adding, Because of the travel situations I cannot really guarantee that I'll be there if something happens. Two years ago, I changed my tickets every week and they need continuity.

On Disney Plus, Dancing With the Stars will return for its 31st season on Monday, September 19.