Bruno Tonioli lands role in Hollywood film
Bruno Tonioli has landed a role in a Hollywood movie.
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge, who has appeared on the panel for 10 years, may have put his future on the BBC One dancing show in jeopardy after securing a starring part in a forthcoming "top secret" blockbuster in America.
He explained: "Next year I have a part in a film. It's my first one. It's very exciting, I've already filmed it but I can't say anymore about it. It's top secret. I was an actor before I was a TV presenter and I really loved doing it. But because of my accent, my options were restricted when I got to the UK."
And if the part goes well, Bruno is hoping his success will lead to him getting a role in the next 'Star Wars' movie.
He said: "My dream role is to be in 'Star Wars', I don't care what I'd be, I'd be Chewbacca's handbag, darling. If the right offer comes I will pursue it."
But the cheeky Italian has admitted one thing will have to give in the future because he can't manage everything.
He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I get very tired, I'm very busy. You have to say this is my job. The jet lag between America and England is intense.
"So when I'm not working I don't do anything else. I just focus on the shows. It is really tough, but I make sure I have my ginger, turmeric and beetroot smoothie every day. It keeps me going. I go to the gym as much as I can."