Craig Revel Horwood Weighs In On Bruno Tonioli Britain's Got Talent Rumours

The former Strictly Come Dancing star and Alan Carr have both been rumoured as replacements for David Walliams.
Bruno Tonioli
Bruno Tonioli
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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has spoken out on rumours his former co-star Bruno Tonioli is joining the Britain’s Got Talent team.

Craig and Bruno previously shared the judges’ desk on Strictly for 17 series, before the latter proved unable to return to the BBC show due to Covid travel restrictions and his commitments overseas.

However, rumours in the tabloid press have suggested that the Italian dancer could be about to return to our screens as a replacement for David Walliams as a new judge on BGT.

Alan Carr has also been heavily tipped for the role, although ITV is yet to comment publicly on who will be joining Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell on this year’s series.

Asked for his thoughts during Tuesday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, Craig insisted: “I would love to see Bruno back on our screens and I think it’s a great position to have so I wish him all the very best if he is in the running for it because I think he’d be wonderful to get that energy back on the telly.”

Craig Revel Horwood
Craig Revel Horwood
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However, Craig also pointed out he’s as much in the dark as anyone else on whether the rumours are true.

“I would love to say he is [the new BGT judge] but I believe he’s up against Alan Carr as well so I think they’re juggling and they’re going to save it as a surprise, so I in fact don’t know,” Craig claimed.

“And Bruno is very secretive with me, darling, so he will never be honest with me or tell me the truth. So I really don’t know.”

HuffPost UK has contacted Britain’s Got Talent for comment.

David Walliams is not expected to be returning to BGT
David Walliams is not expected to be returning to BGT
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David’s future on the BGT panel has looked uncertain since last year, after recordings of him making explicit and disparaging remarks about some auditionees on the set of the show were shared in the media.

In November, a BGT spokesperson claimed whether or not would the former Little Britain comedian would return was “very much up in the air at the moment” and that a decision was yet to be made.


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