Anton Du Beke may permanently replace Bruno Tonioli on Strictly Come Dancing, according to Kevin Clifton.
In the most recent episode of his podcast, Kevin Cliftons hinted that Anton Du Beke could replace Bruno Tonioli on Strictly Come Dancing permanently.
On his podcast, Kevin Clifton, 38, was joined by his sister Joanne Clifton, 37, and Strictly Come Dancing fans to discuss the show ahead of its premiere on television. The former pro intimated in the most recent episode, which aired on Tuesday, that Anton Du Beke, 55, may become a permanent judge on the hit show.
Who knows, like Anton appears to be taking that step.
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“I think for this season it’s still a case of Bruno not being able to fly between America and England every week like he usually does, so he had to choose between Strictly and Dancing with the Stars in America,” he stated.
“I don’t think it’s been verified yet that this is a long-term arrangement, but who knows, like Anton appears to be taking that step.”
Anton would undoubtedly be a permanent judge on the show, according to a Strictly fan who spoke with Kevin about it.
“All the pros believe Anton is the new Mr Strictly,” he remarked.
“I can easily see it occurring that Anton becomes a permanent judge,” Kevin replied.
While the former Glitterball champion is still a fan of the BBC show, he is no longer a contestant and was only speculating.
He quit to “concentrate on other projects” and is currently performing in the West End production of Singin’ in the Rain.
Anton will replace Bruno Tonioli, 65, as a judge on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC announced on June 24.
Bruno, who has been on Strictly since 2004, is unable to fly over from the United States due to quarantine restrictions imposed by amber countries, which prevent him from working on both shows.
“Unfortunately owing to current quarantine restrictions and past job obligations, I will miss this year @bbcstrictly shall miss you all and I am sure you’ll be AMAZING,” Bruno tweeted the same day.
Anton has been a dancer on the show for 17 years and previously served as a judge for two weeks last year.
Along with Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, and Shirley Ballas, he will serve on the judging panel.
Anton confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “I’m absolutely delighted to bits to.” Brinkwire Summary News.”