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The BBC ballroom show could be getting a regal new ballroom during the next series.
The judge has confirmed he has left the BBC dance show after 18 years.
Anton Du Beke will once again be taking over the seat previously occupied by Bruno when Strictly returns.
Bruno Tonioli and Anton Du Beke have both said they want to judge this year's series.
"I really wanted to leave, I didn't enjoy it."
Anton finally got his wish this year, when he was recruited to fill in for Bruno Tonioli on Strictly Come Dancing.
Because of the pandemic, the Strictly judging panel has undergone a few changes in recent times.
Six new stars will be taking to the floor in the festive episode.
The dancer-turned-judge recently criticised his fellow panellists for over-marking.
The long-standing judge has been forced to sit out the current series and has been replaced by Anton Du Beke.