Where is Bruno Tonioli on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend and when will he be back?

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STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli is to miss a live show AGAIN.

But why is he not on the show this weekend and who will replace him? We of course have all you need to know.

Bruno Tonioli will miss the show on October 19th

Where is Bruno Tonioli on Strictly this weekend and when will he be back?

63-year-old ballroom expert Bruno will not be present for the Strictly live show on Saturday (October 19).

This is due to prior work commitments in America on Dancing With The Stars.

Fear not though, he will be back on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Alfonso Ribeiro (far right) will stand in for Bruno just as he did in 2018

Has Bruno Tonioli missed Strictly before?

This is the third year in a row that Bruno has missed one of the live shows.

The Italian judge missed his first ever Strictly show in October 2017.

He then skipping a week in October 2018 too.


Who is is replacing Bruno Tonioli on the Strictly judging panel?

While no one stood in for Bruno in 2017, the 2018 series saw The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro take his seat for a week. 

The 48-year-old won series 19 of Dancing With The Stars, and was a big hit with viewers during his last guest stint on Strictly.

A rep for the BBC confirmed to The Sun Online that the celebs would face “returning guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro” on next Saturday’s show, describing the panel as an “awesome foursome”.


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